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L.A. Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks - 2/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Mavericks at L.A. Clippers
Date & Time Monday February 25, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas
The Line
The Line: L .A. Clippers -5.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
NBATV, FSPT
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NBA | Dallas Mavericks at L.A. Clippers
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The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers meet Monday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.

The Dallas Mavericks could use a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 108.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 20.7 points and 5.6 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 16 points and three rebounds. Dorian Finney-Smith is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Trey Burke is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Los Angeles Clippers could use a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 19.8 points and 5.4 assists while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 18.8 points and six rebounds. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Shamet is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five of their last seven home games.

The Mavericks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Monday games. The Mavericks are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in LA and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 overall. The under is 18-7-1 in Mavericks last 26 overall.

The home team has won each of the last eight meetings between the Mavericks and Clippers, and has covered six of the last seven meetings. The Dallas Mavericks not only enter this game struggling offensively and being outscored by an average of 10.4 points in their last five games, but there's a chance they're going to be without Luka Doncic yet again. The Los Angeles Clippers are 19-8 ATS this season when favored by less than seven points. It's always tricky betting games this time of year when neither club is trying to make the playoffs or hurt potential draft stock, but this is a game the Clippers should win and cover the reasonable chalk. The Mavs can't be trusted on the road, especially if they don't have their best player. 

Pick:
L A Clippers -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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