Clippers vs Mavericks NBA Betting Preview
Only a pair of games on Tuesday night’s NBA slate, but we’ve got a fun one down at the American Airlines Center as the Dallas Mavericks host the Los Angeles Clippers as 2.5-point home ‘dogs. The Clippers enter this matchup following a 134-109 win over New Orleans, while the Mavericks look to build from their win over Houston, their fifth-straight victory.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
- Los Angeles Clippers: -142
- Dallas Mavericks: +120
- Los Angeles Clippers -2.5: -110
- Dallas Mavericks +2.5: -110
- Over 227.5: -110
- Under 227.5: -110
Key Points to Consider
High Performers: The Clippers have definitely been able to step it up a notch with the return of Paul George to the lineup. George and Kawhi Leonard, together, are a nightmare duo for opponents, on both ends of the floor. They are currently listed No. 1 in the league offensively, and also have a top-10 defense to go with it.
Momentum: Luka Doncic is coming off a 41-point performance over Houston, playing at an MVP level at just 20 years of age. Prior to the 41-10 line he had vs Houston, he had a stretch of three triple-double in five games, averaging some unreal numbers as he keeps Dallas competitive in a tough conference.
Battle of the Boards: We have two of the top four rebounding teams matching up here, with the Clippers currently No. 2 in the league in total rebounds per game, and the Mavericks, No. 4. Dallas is No. 2 in the league in contested rebounding percentage, though.
For the Clippers, Kawhi Leonard is projected to finish with 29 points on 47% shooting, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal.
For the Mavericks, Luka Doncic is projected to finish with 32 points on 52% shooting, 9 assists, 8 rebounds and 2 steals.
Mavs to cover.
Four-star (out of four) hot trend pick. Whereas most books have the Clippers as slight favorites, AccuScore sim data has the Mavs winning more sims than do the Clippers. Average margin of victory in sims is Mavs +2.
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