Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game. The Dallas Mavericks and LA Clippers square off for the 2nd time this season in a re-match of Sunday’s affair. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Mavs are really struggling without their leader Luka Doncic. They’ve now dropped 3 games in a row and on Sunday they fell 97-91 to the Clippers at Staples Center. Kristaps Porzingis continued his solid play with yet another 25 point performance, Jalen Brunson also had 20 and those were the only two players that scored in double figures for Dallas. Tim Hardaway Jr. finished the game with just 8 points on 2-for-12 shooting, in games against the very best you need everyone to bring their a-game and that simply wasn’t the case on Sunday. Despite all the losses though, bettors have made some money on the Mavs recently as the team has covered the spread 4 times in their last 5 outings. They do struggle with that on the road though, against the Clippers they are just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 played at Staples Center.
Los Angeles Clippers
Paul George and co. were glad to return home following two embarrassing defeats on the road against the Grizzlies and Pelicans. PG led the way with 29 points, while Reggie Jackson added 23 for the Clippers as they won their 8th home game in 11 attempts this season. Not only that, but the Clippers were also able to cover the spread as they were favorites by 5.5 points in that game. LA could be shorthanded tonight as both Nicolas Batum and Marcus Morris are questionable with injuries. However, they should be fine as in their last 8 games against Western Conference teams they’ve covered the spread 6 times. The Clippers have been the favorite in 14 of 16 games so far this season and have gone 10-4 in those games.
No Luka Doncic makes all the difference here, the Mavericks are simply way too shorthanded to rely on Porzingis alone. The Clippers have beaten them in 3 games in a row and have also covered in all 3 of those games. I think that goes to 4 straight after tonight’s game. Give me LA to cover here.
Los Angeles Clippers – Dallas Mavericks Odds
Los Angeles Clippers – Dallas Mavericks Predictions
Clippers -4.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Scoring has taken a bit of a hit with both of these teams playing without their best players in Kawhi and Doncic. The last 3 meetings have produced only 208.6 points per game, while on Sunday we saw both teams score under 100 points in what was a defensive minded affair. Dallas is among the worst scoring teams when it comes to road games this season, they average only 99.7 points per game and going up against the 2nd best defensive rated team in the league could be a struggle. The Clippers are only behind the Warriors in that category with a 102 defensive rating. When it comes to pace of play the Clippers rank 7th and the Mavs are just 26th with just 97.5 possessions per game. If Doncic doesn’t play, the Mavs know their only chance of winning this game will be on the defensive end. So I think we’ll see a similar outcome as the one on Sunday, so backing the under is the way to go here.
Under 207.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365.