The Los Angeles Clippers (3-4) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (6-2) on Friday, November 10th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in American Airlines Center and televised on BSSW. Both the Clippers and Mavericks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 ET.
Clippers vs Mavericks
The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Clippers fell to the Nets by a score of 100-93. the Clippers entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 49-46.
So far this season, the Clippers has a record of 3-4, as they look to get closer to the .500 mark vs. the Mavericks. In their seven games, the Clippers have achieved a 2-2 record in games against Western Conference teams, and they have a 1-2 record in non-conference play.
So far, Los Angeles is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 3-4. When on the road, the Clippers have been unable to cover the spread, and they are 3-0 at home vs. the spread.
The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Mavericks’ most recent game versus the Raptors saw Luka Doncic lead the Mavericks with 31 points while shooting 11/26 from the field. Kyrie Irving finished 2nd on the team with 22 points, but Dallas ended the game with a 127-116 loss.
The Mavericks head into today’s action with an overall record of 6-2 and have gone 2-1 over their previous three games. Across their eight games, the Mavericks have recorded a 2-1 record when facing teams from the Western Conference and a 4-1 record in non-conference games.
Dallas holds a .500 ATS record for the season, standing at 4-4 ATS. On the road, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 3-1 compared to a 1-3 record vs. the spread at home.
Clippers Offense Breakdown
The Clippers come into today’s game as the 13th ranked scoring offense at 113.9 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Clippers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 100.3 per contest. Although the team tends to play at a more deliberate pace, they are currently one of the more efficient shooting teams, connecting on field goal attempts at a rate of 5th%.
Mavericks Offense Breakdown
The Mavericks step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 120.1 points per game (4th). The Mavericks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 17 made 3’s per game. One area that the Dallas offense will continue to rely on is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are the 8th ranked unit in made free-throw per game.
Clippers Team Defense
In the current season, the Clippers defense has excelled, sitting 7th in the NBA by allowing 108.1 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Clippers are forcing 16.1 per game, which is 27th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 20th in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.
Mavericks Team Defense
Currently, the Mavericks’ defense holds the 20th rank in the NBA, allowing 115.8 points per game.
In their previous game, the Mavericks’ defense struggled against the Raptors, giving up 127 points on a field goal percentage of 49%.
Key Players For The Clippers And Mavericks
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Kawhi Leonard is set to be the main scorer for the Clippers, recording 19 points and shooting 7/12 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.4 points per game, in addition to 6 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Luka Doncic as the leading scorer for the Mavericks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 18 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 48.3%, and he is contributing 31.5 points per game on average.
Clippers vs Mavericks Trends
- When looking at their past ten road matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 2-8 while averaging 111 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
- Dallas has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 118 points per game while allowing 112. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Clippers have a straight up record of 0-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 6-4 and an ATS mark of 3-7.
Clippers vs Mavericks Prediction
The Mavericks is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 115-105. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Mavericks at -2.5.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 233 and our model has the Clippers and Mavericks finishing with a combined 220 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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