The Mavericks are trying to get the second seed in the Western Conference and they have a good shot as they lead Denver and Utah. Dallas should not have much trouble in this basketball betting game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
NBA betting trends point to Dallas but only when they are on the road. The Mavericks have been excellent on the road this season vs. the point spread but they have struggled at home. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. Dallas has also played very well lately against the Western Conference and against the Pacific Division. They are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Western Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Pacific Division. Overall, Dallas is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games. The road team in this series has covered the spread in four of the last five. The Mavericks have won 16 of the last 20 games over the Clippers.
The Clippers have not done much well this season. They are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall. They have been terrible against the Southwest Division lately going 17-40 ATS in their last 57 games. The Clippers also struggle on Monday’s going 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 Monday games.
In regards to the NBA betting total, seven of the last ten Dallas games have gone under. Seven of the last eight Los Angeles games vs. the Western Conference have gone under. Four of their last five home games have gone under. In this series at Los Angeles, 10 of the last 12 have gone under. The scores of the three meetings this series have seen Dallas win 106-96, 93-84 and 107-102.
Dallas has moved up to 11th best in the NBA on offense and that is one reason they are playing so well. Dirk Nowitzki is getting help from other players like Jason Terry and Caron Butler. The Mavericks should have too many offensive weapons for the Clippers in this game. Los Angeles is just 27th in the league on offense and despite Chris Kaman having a very good season; too many other players are playing below their potential including Baron Davis.