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Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction & Betting Tips 12/20/2023

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Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers 12/20/2023
  • We like the Mavericks on the moneyline (+130)
  • The Mavericks are also our pick on the spread at +3.5
  • Our NBA model projects 225 points, and we suggest taking the under

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Preview

Looking to win big? The Clippers and Mavericks face off at 8:30 ET on BSSW. The Mavericks are hosting the game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.

The Clippers are the favorites in this Western conference matchup the against the Mavericks. The over/under for the game is set at 239.5 points. Check out BetCoco for Dallas Mavericks – Los Angeles Clippers odds

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Head-to-Head and Key Stats

In the last three head-to-head matchups, the Mavericks are averaging 114 points per game, compared to the Clippers at 112. These figures have led to Dallas posting a record of 2-1.

  • Los Angeles has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 124 points per game while allowing 113. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Dallas has played well in their previous five home games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 113 points per game while allowing 116. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Mavericks have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Clippers have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction

Over their last ten games, the Clippers have gone 9-1 and have an overall record of 16-10. Currently, they are ranked 6th in the Western Conference and are 2nd in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 13-13 so far this season. During this season, Los Angeles has a 12-9 record against the spread as favorites and 1-4 as underdogs.

Los Angeles currently holds an over/under record of 11-15-0 for the season. The games they’ve played have an ongoing average of 234.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 228.8.

The Clippers offense is coming off a game in which they scored 151 points vs. the Pacers. Overall their field goal percentage was 57.1% while connecting on 19 threes. On the offensive front, the Clippers have a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, ranking 8th in the NBA. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 3rd in terms of percentage and 15th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Clippers’ defense is ranked 6 in the league at 110.7 points per contest.

In the terms of takeaways, Clippers are causing 12.4 turnovers per game, ranking 7th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 13th in rejections, averaging 5.4 blocked shots each game.

In 26 games this season, the Mavericks are 11-8 against Western Conference teams and 5-2 in non-conference games. Over their last three games, the Mavericks are 1-2 and have an overall record of 16-10.

Currently, Dallas holds an above .500 ATS record of 14-12 so far this year. With a four game ATS win streak as favorites, the Mavericks are 2-6 against the spread when they are underdogs.

The over/under record for the Mavericks stands at 18-8-0 so far this season. Their games feature an average over/under line of 233.7, and they hold a 3.2 differential compared to the over/under line this season.

The Mavericks’ offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 104 points versus the Nuggets. During the game, they attempted 38 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 44.6%. The top scorer for the Mavericks was Luka Doncic with 38 points, while Dante Exum also added 11 to the scoreboard.

At this time, the Mavericks’ defense is positioned 22 in the NBA, permitting 117.6 points per game.

When it comes to forced turnovers, the Mavericks are forcing 11.6 per game, which is 3rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 24th in blocked shots at 4.4 per game.

In spite of being 3.5 point underdogs, we anticipate the Mavericks winning this one 115-110.

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Betting Tips

  • We like the Mavericks on the moneyline (+130)
  • The Mavericks are also our pick on the spread at +3.5
  • Our NBA model projects 225 points, and we suggest taking the under

Dallas Mavericks Injury Report

  • Kyrie Irving – Foot – Out
  • Maxi Kleber – Toe – Out
  • Josh Green – Elbow – Out
  • Dereck Lively II – Ankle – Out

Los Angeles Clippers Injury Report

  • Mason Plumlee – Knee – Out
  • Paul George – Illness – Questionable
  • Bones Hyland – Knee – Questionable
  • Moussa Diabate – Hip – Out

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