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Clippers home to Mavericks in NBA betting action

Dallas MavericksLos Angeles Clippers
Jan 9, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

13-22TEAM RECORD27-8

The Mavericks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Clippers in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Wednesday in NBA action.

The Clippers sport records of 27-8 and 22-13 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mavericks sit at 13-22 and 16-19 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-15 for the Clippers and 21-14 for the Mavericks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Dallas vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mavericks were listed as 10-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 199 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Clippers and the No. 22-rated Mavericks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 108-95 win for the Clippers on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 17-rated squad against Dallas's No. 20-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 13 in the league with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.1 per outing.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.7 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

The Mavericks were a 100-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (194) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Mavericks to victory (they lost 100-94 to Utah at EnergySolutions Arena on Monday).

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 115-89 result against the Warriors on January 5. The Clippers covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 204 combined points took the game OVER the total. The battle between the Clippers and Warriors didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Golden State was handed a 115-89 defeat on Saturday at STAPLES Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Utah are 8-2
After a loss are 2-8

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 5-5
After playing Golden State are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few Mavericks at Clippers trends to consider:
Dallas is 17-4 SU in their last 21 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Dallas's last 17 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Clippers are 19-2 SU in their last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at Sacramento, Thursday, January 10
LA Clippers home to Orlando, Saturday, January 12