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Dan Hunter 16 Mar 2021
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LA Clippers @ Dallas Mavericks Tips 


The LA Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks meet in a Western Conference regular-season matchup on Thursday, March 18. This will be the second of a two match series between them, with the Clippers winning their first encounter on Tuesday, 109-99.

The Clippers are currently third in the Western Conference Pacific Division, trailing the leaders the Phoenix Suns, and last season’s NBA Champions the LA Lakers. The Dallas Mavericks are second in the Western Conference Southwest Division, behind the San Antonio Spurs.

This really is a “pick’em” matchup, as both teams are strong contenders for the playoffs, and while the Clippers beat the Mavericks on Tuesday, it was a very competitive game. I’m backing the Dallas Mavericks to turn the tables on the LA Clippers, winning this game by a margin of less than 10 points in a match which will have less than 230 points.

  • Clippers 3rd In Pacific Division
  • Clippers are 26-15 this season 
  • Mavericks 2nd in Southeast Division
  • Mavericks are 20-18 this season 

Head to Head 


The LA Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks have played each other a total of 161 times. Currently, Dallas leads this head-to-head by 94 wins to 67. In the nine games they have played over the past three seasons, the Clippers lead 6-3. In their most recent meeting on March 15, the Clippers won by 109-99.

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The LA Clippers are currently third in the Western Conference Pacific Division with 26 wins and 15 defeats for a 0.634 winning percentage. Earlier this season, the Clippers top the division, and swap places several times with city rivals the Lakers, but in recent weeks both have been eclipsed by the sudden surge in form of the Phoenix Suns.

The Clippers are currently 4-6 in their last 10 games, although they have won two of their last three, including their most recent game on March 16 which was the first of their two match series against the Dallas Mavericks. On that occasion, the Clippers were victorious 109-99. The Clippers are one of the highest scoring teams in the NBA right now, and average over 115 points per game.

Dallas Mavericks Form


The Dallas Mavericks are currently second in the Western Conference Southeast Division, with 20 wins and 18 defeats, for a 0.52 win percentage. Should they defeats the Clippers and results go their way, they will top the Southeast Division in the coming days. This is in stark contrast to where they were at the start of February, almost bottom of the division following a sequence of nine defeats in 11 games. Since then Dallas have gone 12-5, and are headed for the playoffs.

Dallas are currently 7-3 in their last 10 matches, and prior to Tuesday’s defeat by the Clippers, the Mavericks had lost only one of their previous six games. Outstanding for Dallas this season has been Luka Doncic, the 22-year-old Slovenian phenom who was playing for Real Madrid two years ago, where he won everything available in terms of team and individual honors. 

The 6’7” 230 pound Doncic leads the Mavericks averages for points scored (28.1), rebounds (8.5), assists (9.3) and steals, and is rated as one of the best players in the NBA today. 

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Verdict

Tuesday’s game between the LA Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks saw the Clippers make the stronger start, and were eight points up after the first quarter. Although Dallas pulled the difference back to 5 in the second quarter, the Clippers edged the final two for the game.
 
I’m backing the Mavericks to learn from Tuesday and start stronger this time, with Luka Doncic powering them to a victory by ten points (or less) in a game that will feature under 230 points.
Check in with us later today when the odds for this game are released.
Best Bet: Dallas Winner @120.00 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Dallas 6-10 Winning Margin @500.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Over 231.5 Total Points @130.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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