The Los Angeles Clippers (31-26) host the Dallas Mavericks (29-26) on February 8, 2023 at Crypto.com Arena. The Clippers are favorites by eight points as they enter the matchup winners of two in a row and are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The point total for this matchup is 220.
How to bet Clippers vs. Mavericks
Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 8 points, with bookmakers listing the Clippers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Clippers have -336 odds to pick up the win, while the Mavericks are listed at +264 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 220 points.
Clippers vs. Mavericks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Clippers vs. Mavericks Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Clippers are 29-28-0 this year. Los Angeles has won 24, or 70.6%, of the 34 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Clippers games this year have gone over the total in 25 out of 55 opportunities (45.5%).
Against the spread, the Mavericks are 19-33-3 this year. Dallas has won four of the 17 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (23.5%). Mavericks games this season have hit the over 54.5% of the time (30 out of 55 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||51||13.8||3.5||1.6||0.8||0.1||2.8|
Clippers: John Wall: Out (Abdominal)
Mavericks: Frank Ntilikina: Questionable (Illness), Luka Dončić: Out (Heel), Davis Bertans: Out (Calf), Maximilian Kleber: Out (Hamstring)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Clippers
Because of Los Angeles’ offensive struggles this season, ranking fourth-worst in the NBA with 111.2 points per game, it has had to lean on its defense, which ranks third-best in the league by giving up 110.9 points per game. Offensively, the Clippers average 107.6 points per game in home games, compared to 114 points per game on the road. In their last 10 games, the Clippers have been putting up 120.4 points per game, an average that’s significantly higher than the 111.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Los Angeles ranks 10th in the NBA with 12.6 threes per game so far this year. Meanwhile, it ranks sixth with a 37.8% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Clippers have taken 61% two-pointers and 39% from beyond the arc this year. Of the team’s baskets, 68.5% are two-pointers and 31.5% are threes.
What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks
With 112.5 points scored per game and 112 points allowed, Dallas is 23rd in the NBA on offense and eighth on defense. The Mavericks score 113.7 points per game at home, and 111.3 away. The Mavericks are posting 111.9 points per game over their past 10 games, which is 0.6 fewer points than their average for the season (112.5).
Dallas is the third-best squad in the NBA in 3-pointers made (14.6 per game) and 14th in 3-point percentage (36.1%). The Mavericks attempt 51.3% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 48.7% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 62.6% of the Mavericks’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 37.4% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this contest is the Clippers, and we project that Mavericks will cover the spread (Clippers -8). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 220 points.
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