Clippers vs. Mavericks - 4/10/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (41-38) at Los Angeles Clippers (51-28)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -3 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSSW, FSW2
The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look to add to their impressive six-game winning streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.3 points and 6.5 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 12.5 points and 1.9 assists. J.J. Barea is dishing 4.1 assists and David Lee is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Mavericks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won three straight road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look for another win after winning eight of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 19.8 points and 9.9 assists while Blake Griffin is averaging 21.8 points and 8.4 rebounds. J.J. Redick is dishing 1.4 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five straight home games. Wesley Johnson and Austin Rivers are doubtful.
The Mavericks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. The over is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
If the Clippers are going to play their starters, they should be able to win and cover this small number against an injured and slow Mavs team that struggles to score. It's not a coincidence the Clippers have beaten the Mavericks in seven of the last 10 meetings.