Clippers vs. Mavericks Betting Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions: Will Kawhi Leonard & Co. Lock Down the High-Scoring Mavs?
Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Kawhi Leonard (2) of the Los Angeles Clippers handles the ball against Luka Doncic (77) of the Dallas Mavericks.
- The updated betting odds for Tuesday's Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks matchup has the Mavs as short home favorites (spread: Mavericks -2) with the over/under up to 232.5.
- Kristaps Porzingis returns to Mavericks lineup after dealing with a sore knee injury, while Paul George will miss tonight's game with a bad hamstring.
- How are our experts betting this matchup? Below, they'll detail their picks and analysis to help you lock in your bets.
Clippers at Mavericks Picks, Betting Odds & Predictions
- Spread: Mavericks -2
- Over/Under: 232.5
- Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: NBA TV
Odds as of Tuesday afternoon and via FanDuel, where Action Network users get a risk-free bet up to $500.
The Los Angeles Clippers head to Dallas to face off with the Mavericks in the lone game on the NBA schedule tonight. Kawhi Leonard and Luka Doncic’s star power are the obvious draw tonight, but this could be a potential playoff matchup based on the current West standings.
What can we expect from both squads tonight? Our crew previews how they’re planning to bet this game below.
Betting Trend to Know
Clippers forward Paul George will miss tonight’s game with a hamstring injury, his 18th game missed already this season. In games that George has missed this season, the Clippers are 11-6 straight up but 9-8 against the spread. — John Ewing
Matt Moore: LA’s Defense Slightly Undervalued
The Clippers rank 25th in the NBA at stopping pick-and-roll ball handlers as scorers, per possession (via Synergy Sports). It’s a real weak point. When you throw passes into that, it drops to 12th.
Luka Doncic missed a lot of makeable shots in their first meeting where Dallas scored under 100 points. But so much of what allows opponents to score efficiently vs. the Clippers out of pick-and-roll is the quality of the screening.