Clippers vs Mavericks: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 17, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 17, 2021

The Los Angeles Clippers (26-15) are favored by  against the Dallas Mavericks (20-18) on Wednesday, March 17 at 9:30 PM ET. The matchup airs on ESPN. The point total in the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from William Hill Sportsbook as of March 16, 2021, 3:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Clippers vs Mavericks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 17

Clippers:
Serge Ibaka: Day To Day (Back),
Patrick Beverley: Out (Knee)

Mavericks:
James Johnson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Dwight Powell: Day To Day (Illness)

Clippers and Mavericks Records ATS

  • Los Angeles is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 22-19.
  • The Clippers are 17-15 against the spread in 2020-21 when they are at least a 2.5-point favorite.
  • 23 of 41 Los Angeles games this season (56.1%) resulted in a total greater than the contest’s over/under.
  • Dallas has a 17-21 record ATS this season.
  • The Mavericks only hold an 8-10 record against the spread this season when they play as at least a 2.5-point underdog.
  • Dallas and its opponents have regularly been held under the total points bet this season, only claiming the over in 44.7% (17) of their 38 games played.

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Head to Head

The Clippers knocked off the Mavericks 109-99 in the last meeting between the teams on March 15, 2021. Luka Doncic scored 25 points to pace the Mavericks, and Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points for the Clippers. The Clippers covered the spread as 1.5-point favorites, and the teams fell short of the 228.5-point over/under after combining to score 208.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/15/2021 Clippers Mavericks -1.5 228.5 -121 101 Regular Season 109-99 LAC*
12/27/2020 Clippers Clippers -3 226.5 -146 123 Regular Season 124-73 DAL*
  • 3/15/2021 DNP – Clippers: Serge Ibaka
  • 12/27/2020 DNP – Clippers: Kawhi Leonard, Marcus Morris
    Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis

Scoring Trends

  • Los Angeles’ games this year have gone over the point total for Wednesday’s matchup total (227 points) in 43.9% of opportunities (18 out of 41 matchups).
  • In 14 out of Dallas’ 38 games this year (36.8%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the over/under in Wednesday’s matchup.
  • This season the average total for Clippers games is 224.8 points, 2.2 fewer than the over/under of 227 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this game is 3.6 points more than the average over/under in Mavericks’ games this season (223.4 points).
  • The Clippers have an average implied point total of 115.9 this season, which is 0.9 points higher than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (115).
  • Los Angeles has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (115) 24 times this season.
  • The Mavericks’ average implied point total on the season (114.6 points) is 2.6 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (112 points).
  • Dallas has scored more than this game’s implied total of 112 points 19 times this season.
  • The Clippers are the league’s eighth-highest scoring team (115.1 PPG), while the Mavericks allow the 15th-fewest points per game (111.9) in NBA action.
  • The Clippers have totaled 221 more points than their opponents this season (5.4 per game on average), while the Mavericks have been out-scored by 12 total points (0.3 per game average differential).

Clippers Leaders

  • The Clippers scoring leader is Leonard, who contributes 26.4 points per game.
  • Ivica Zubac paces Los Angeles with 7.0 rebounds a game and Paul George leads the team with 5.3 assists per matchup.
  • George is the top three-point shooter for the Clippers, connecting on 3.4 per game.
  • Leonard leads the team with 1.6 steals per game. Serge Ibaka collects 1.2 blocks an outing to pace Los Angeles.

Mavericks Leaders

  • Doncic has shown out this season to lead the Mavericks in points (28.1 per game), rebounds (8.5 per game), and assists (9.3 per game).
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. leads the Mavericks in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.9 made threes per game.
  • Nobody on Dallas grabs more steals than Josh Richardson (1.0 per game) or blocks more shots than Kristaps Porzingis (1.6 per game).

Predictions

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