Clippers face the Mavericks in Dallas
The Los Angeles Clippers will be looking to shake off a two-game ATS losing streak against the Dallas Mavericks as those teams meet for the first time this season on Friday.
Overall the Clippers are just 4-6 both SU and ATS in their 10 most recent games against the Mavericks, going 2-1 SU but 1-2 ATS in their three matchups last season.
The UNDER has paid out in four of the last six games between the Western teams.
The Mavericks sport a record of 19-13 and 17-14-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Clippers sit at 22-12 and 20-14 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 17-15 for the Mavericks and 16-17-1 for the Clippers. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 14-rated Mavericks and the No. 5-rated Clippers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-96 win for the Clippers on Friday.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 112-85 result against the Bobcats on January 1. The Clippers covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charlotte was run off the court by the Clippers on Wednesday as Los Angeles blasted the Bobcats 112-85 at STAPLES Center.
Last time out for Dallas, they were an 87-78 winner as they battled the Wizards on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 165 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mavericks got 23 points from Monta Ellis as Dallas ran past Washington 87-78 on Wednesday at Verizon Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 103.28 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 12 at 99.29 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 46.57% so far, more than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.41% per game.
Los Angeles at San Antonio, Saturday, January 4th
Dallas home to New York, Sunday, January 5th