Los Angeles’ A squad battles Dallas looking for a road victory on Wednesday night. The other team that plays in the Staples Center is proving to be almost as bad as they were in the 2014-2015 NBA Season.
That’s not the case for the Los Angeles Clippers who have performed well so far this season. The Clippers will be looking to shut down the Mavericks on Wednesday. For the Mavericks, continuing to gel as a team is the most important aspect of their play early on in the season.
Who will win? Keep reading to find out!
A Closer Look At Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks Odds & My Betting Analysis
What: Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks
When: Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Kickoff: 8:00 PM ET
Where: Dallas, TX
Stadium: American Airlines Center
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Los Angeles vs Dallas
If You Are Betting On The Los Angeles Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers are proving to be one of the better teams in the Western Conference. They are 5 and 2. More importantly, LAC is ranked in the Top 10 in points per game at 105.4, field goal percentage per game at 47.3, field goal percentage allowed per game at 41.7 and 3-point percentage allowed per game at 30.2%.
The Clippers starting five is one of the best in the NBA. Chris Paul is the point guard. JJ Reddick starts as the shooting guard. Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Lance Stephenson make up the front line. With so much strength in the front line and one of the best guard tandems in the league, the Clippers often overwhelm their opponents.
If You Are Betting On The Dallas Mavericks
Dallas figures to be riled up for Wednesday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. Dallas is one of the few sports teams that follow the personality of their owner, Mark Cuban. If Cuban is riled up, and he’s definitely going to be facing the Clippers, so will his team.
The Mavericks were oh so close to signing Clipper center De’Andre Jordan only to have Jordan back out and resign with the Clippers. That rubbed Cuban the wrong way. Then, Cuban got into a war of words with Clipper coach Doc Rivers. Dallas is going to play with absolute abandon on Wednesday night. In the NBA, emotion and energy means a lot.
"Look, the Clippers are the Clippers. You can change the players, you can change the owner, but the Clippers are who they’ve been for the last 30 years”, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told prior to the first series meeting this season .
"I mean, I don’t hate the Clippers. That’s a strong word. I don’t hate anybody on the Clippers. I pretty much hate anybody who doesn’t have Mavericks or Dallas across their chest, but again, I just don’t give a s*** about the Clippers. Maybe that explains it."
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- LA Clippers 2-3 As Favorite this season
- LA Clippers 35-44-1 As Favorite since last season
- LA Clippers 4-2 O-U All Games this season
- LA Clippers 20-20-2 O-U When Line is 195 to 205 since last season
- LA Clippers 8-7 O-U When Line was 198.5 to 201.5 since last season
- Dallas Mavericks 1-2 As Underdog or PK this season
- Dallas Mavericks 7-9 When Spread was +1 to +3.5 since last season
- Dallas Mavericks 0-4 O-U When Line is >205 this season
- Dallas Mavericks 26-31 O-U When Line is >205 since last season
- Dallas Mavericks 0-3 O-U When Line was 209.5 to 212.5 this season
The Mavs will run onto the court with both in droves. Expect the Mavs to beat the Clippers straight up in this matchup. My final score prediction is Dallas 102, Los Angeles Clippers 99.