Mavericks vs. Clippers - 2/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Clippers (33-20) at Dallas Mavericks (35-18)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 9, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -6.5 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW2, FSSW, NBATV
The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks meet Monday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers have lost four straight and now have to play without Blake Griffin. On the season, the Clippers are averaging 106.5 point on 47.3 percent shooting and are allowing 100.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 17.7 points and 9.5 assists while Jamal Crawford is averaging 15.7 points and 2.6 assists. DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.5 rebounds and Matt Barnes is shooting 45.9 percent from the field. The Los Angeles Clippers will still be able to put points on the board without Griffin but the struggles defensively are going to continue without the big man in the paint. The Clips are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. Glen Davis is questionable for this game with a back injury.
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The Dallas Mavericks are climbing up the standings with wins in five of their last six games. On the season, the Mavs are averaging 106.9 points on 46.8 percent shooting and are allowing 101.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 20.4 points and 4.6 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Chandler Parsons is shooting 46.2 percent from the field and Tyson Chandler is grabbing 12.1 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks have won games with their defense that’s allowing 43 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Mavs offense leads the way, but they’ve won 11 of their last 12 games when allowing less than 100 points.
The Clippers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Clippers were alread a roller coaster, but now they don't have their leading scorer and best overall big. That's not good when playing an elite offensive team. Look for the Mavs to win and cover the number here.