Having battled to UNDER results in each of their last three meetings the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers will attract the attention of totals bettors as they play at the Staples Center on Wednesday night.
The Clippers have won three games in a row heading into Wednesday's game, and they've been turning around the NBA betting trends against the Mavericks lately with 2-1 marks both SU and ATS in the past three matchups between the teams.
Overall Los Angeles is just 2-8 SU and 3-6-1 ATS in its past 10 games against Dallas dating back to 2009.
The Mavericks will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 7-10 ATS against the number this season, while the Clippers are 9-8 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Dallas is 9-8 on the totals; Los Angeles is 11-6.
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Clippers installed as 9-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including , at 199.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 23-rated Mavericks taking on the No. 3-rated Clippers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 104-97 win for the Clippers on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 100.9 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 22 at 100.1 PPG. The Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 47.8% so far, more than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.5% per game.
Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 101 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Dallas was a 92-77 winner at home against the Pistons. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (169) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Detroit was scorched by O.J. Mayo for 27 points as the Mavericks defated the Pistons 92-77 in NBA action on Saturday.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 105-104 winner on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (209) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Blake Griffin went off for 30 points and added 11 rebounds leading Los Angeles to a 105-104 win over Utah on Monday at EnergySolutions Arena.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Phoenix are 9-1
After playing Detroit are 8-2
After a win are 3-7
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 8-2
After playing Utah are 3-7
After a win are 8-2
A few Mavericks at Clippers trends to consider:
Dallas is 17-3 SU in their last 20 games when playing LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Dallas's last 16 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 5 games
LA Clippers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the LA Clippers last 16 games when playing at home against Dallas
Dallas at Phoenix, Thursday, December 6
LA Clippers home to Phoenix, Saturday, December 8