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NBA Betting: Clippers vs. Mavericks

Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers will be in Dallas on Monday night for an NBA betting matchup against the Mavericks.

The Clippers beat the Mavs 91-89 at home as a 3.5-point underdog when the teams last met in January. Overall Los Angeles is 1-9 SU and 3-6-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the two teams.

View LA Clippers vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 188 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Clippers are at No. 13 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 100-98.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 16-ranked offense (94.7 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 18 at 96 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 44.2% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (46% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 19-rated mark, allowing 97.1 points per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in home scoring.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 111-86 result against the Bobcats on February 11. The Clippers covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 197 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charlotte was run off the court by the Clippers on Saturday as Los Angeles blasted the Bobcats 111-86 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 97-94 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Mavericks failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 191 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dallas got 20 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 97-94 victory over Portland on Saturday at American Airlines Center.

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Charlotte are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 7-3
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Clippers at Mavericks trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
Dallas is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing LA Clippers
Dallas is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
Dallas is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
LA Clippers home to Washington, Wednesday, February 15
Dallas home to Denver, Wednesday, February 15

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