Mavericks vs. Clippers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Clippers are listed as a 10-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is 205 points.
Dallas comes in with a 1-7 record, suffering its third straight loss with a 104-89 setback at the Jazz. Golden State is 4-2 following a 141-113 home loss against the Warriors. The four meetings were split 2-2 straight up last season and the Mavericks went 2-1-1 ATS. The over-under was 2-2.
In the loss at Utah, Dirk Nowitzki led the way with 18 points and five rebounds. J.J. Barea had 17 points off the bench, while Devin Harris accounted for 15 points and six assists off the bench. Dallas led 53-44 at halftime before being outscored 32-15 in the third quarter.
Danilo Gallinari had a team-best 19 points along with four assists in the loss to Golden State. Blake Griffin accounted for 16 points and four assists, while Patrick Beverley had 14 points and four assists. DeAndre Jordan tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds. Lou Williams added 17 points and three assists off the bench. Los Angeles was outscored in every quarter and trailed 74-57 at halftime. The Clippers were out-rebounded by a margin of 46-35.
The Mavericks are 1-3-1 in their last five meetings in Los Angeles. The over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.
The Mavericks are off to a horrendous start and now face a Clippers team looking to bounce back from a couple poor outings, including being embarrassed on their home floor by the defending NBA champion Warriors. This is a bad spot for Dallas and it looks like another loss that won't stay very close. Ten points seems reasonable to expect Los Angeles to cover here. Take the hosts.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS -10