Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 11/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (5-2) at Dallas Mavericks (3-3)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +7 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Clippers and the Dallas Mavericks do battle tonight at the American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks have lost three of their last four games and are coming off a 120-105 rout at New Orleans last night. Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points in just 20 minutes while Charlie Villanueva scored 15 points but the Mavs could never recover from a slow start to the game, falling behind by seven points after the first quarter and 18 points by halftime. Deron Williams cooled off for just eight points after scoring a season-high 19 points on Saturday while Wesley Matthews played just 15 minutes without scoring a single point. Dallas is now 3-4 on the season and 2-2 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Clippers were able to avoid a third straight loss on Monday with a hard-fought 94-92 win over the Grizzlies. Chris Paul returned from his groin injury but had just 14 points and four assists, while Blake Griffin led the team with 24 points and 12 rebounds. DeAndre Jordan and Jamal Crawford chipped in with 13 points each but the key player down the stretch was actually JJ Redick who scored six of his 16 points in the final minute of the game. With the win, LA improves to 5-2 overall and 4-1 at home.
In ATS trends, the Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against the Western Conference, while the Mavericks are 10-21 ATS in their last 31 games overall and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games.
The Clippers will come into this game expecting a lot of boos from the crowd directed at Jordan, especially if coach Carlisle employs the hack-a-Jordan strategy, but I don't think it will be enough to distract the Clippers who have clearly been playing much better than the Mavs so far.