Clippers match up with the Mavericks
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks have played to OVER results in four of their past five meetings as those Western Conference teams hit the hardwood on Thursday night.
The Clippers edged the Mavericks 129-127 but failed to cover the 4.5-point spread at home in the most recent meeting between the two teams on January 15. The Clippers are 6-4 SU but just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games against the Mavericks.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Mavericks are 43-29 so far on the season, and 39-32-1 ATS vs. the number. The Clippers, meanwhile, are 50-22 and 39-32-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 40-32 and the Clippers go 35-35-2 on the totals.
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 2-rated Clippers taking on the No. 9-rated Mavericks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 103-98 win for the Clippers on Thursday.
Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 98-96 result against the Pelicans on March 26. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point favorite, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Jamal Crawford was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 1 rebound but New Orleans still won, 98-96, over Los Angeles on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.
Dallas won its last outing, a 128-119 result against the Thunder on March 25. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 247 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Thunder were burned for 32 points by Dirk Nowitzki on Tuesday as the Mavericks picked up a 128-119 win at American Airlines Center.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Clippers rank No. 17 in the league with 42.86 per game. That compares with Dallas’s No. 27 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dallas is the NBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 8.68 per game, while the Clippers rate No. 13 with 8.29 per contest.
A few Clippers at Mavericks trends to consider:
LA Clippers is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
LA Clippers is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Clippers's last 5 games
LA Clippers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games at home
Los Angeles at Houston, Saturday, March 29th
Dallas home to Sacramento, Saturday, March 29th