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NBA Odds: Mavs Visit Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks will be at the Staples Center once again on Wednesday night as they take on the Clippers in NBA betting action.

Dallas hasn't lost to the Clippers since November 2008, going 10-0 straight up and 6-3-1 against the posted NBA odds in the past 10 games between the teams. The OVER/UNDER went 5-5 in those contests.

View Dallas vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Clippers) and the No. 16 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-94 result in favor of the Mavericks is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 97.5 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 3 at 88.5 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 45.1% so far, more than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 90 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 73-70 result against the Lakers on January 16. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 143 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dallas got 21 points from Dirk Nowitzki but lost anyway 73-70 against the Lakers on Monday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 108-79 loser as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Clippers failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Jazz on Tuesday as Utah blasted them 108-79 at EnergySolutions Arena.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 8-2
After playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Utah are 1-9
After a loss are 6-4

A few Mavericks at Clippers trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
Dallas is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas's last 11 games
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Dallas
LA Clippers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games

Next up:
Dallas at Utah, Thursday, January 19
LA Clippers home to Minnesota, Friday, January 20

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