Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Basketball Betting Odds and Free NBA Predictions


Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
1-7 (0-3 V)
10:30 pm ET, Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Clippers
4-2 (2-2 H)
ESPN, FS Southwest (Dallas), Prime Ticket (Los Angeles)
 
Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Basketball Betting Odds and Free NBA Predictions

The Los Angeles Clippers want Blake Griffin to shoot more. The Dallas Mavericks merely want Seth Curry to play more.

Those are the want lists of the two Western Conference teams that meet Wednesday at the Staples Center.

The Clippers have lost two straight games after opening the season 4-0, and there was nothing in the defeats coach Doc Rivers wants to see again anytime soon.

In a 95-87 loss to Detroit on Saturday, the Clippers coach said his team lacked energy. His players didn't necessarily agree, and they were coming off a one-point Thursday win at Portland in which the five starters all played 34 minutes or more. Those are late-season minutes for an October game, and the Clippers looked a bit spent against the Pistons.

The Clippers were drubbed 141-113 by the Golden State Warriors on Monday, a game in which the reigning NBA champions shot 58 percent, smothered the shooting game of the Los Angeles guards and holding Griffin to 16 points and just 10 field-goal attempts

With Chris Paul gone, Griffin is now the leader of the offensive attack, and Rivers does not want him to be the least bit shy. However, other teams know that, too. The Warriors chose to double-team Griffin early and often, and then they beat the Clippers severely in transition.

"They came pretty early," Griffin said. "Some teams wait for the first dribble, some teams wait until you have a foot outside the lane. They doubled pretty early and pretty consistently throughout the game."

Rivers said, "Whenever we talk about Golden State, we only talk about their offense. And I think their defense is what sets them apart."

The Clippers are still in transition after a roster overhaul that saw them bring back only five players back from last season, and they are down a guard with Milos Teodosic out indefinitely due to plantar fasciitis. Guards Austin Rivers and Lou Williams were a combined 5 of 18 from the field Monday.

The Mavericks won just 33 games last season and are 1-7 thus far in 2017-18, the worst record in the league. Curry has yet to play due to a leg injury, and rookie Dennis Smith Jr. has struggled as rookies forced to start often do.

Curry has been limited to individual practice sessions, and there is no timetable for a return.

The Mavs rank 28th in the league in rebounding and have committed 56 turnovers in their past three games -- 14 against the Memphis Grizzlies, 18 versus the Philadelphia 76ers and 24 in a 109-89 loss to the Utah Jazz on Monday.

"We need to focus on improvements in all areas," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said Tuesday. "The turnover problems have been huge. We're continuing to work on the rebounding, and we've just got to keep the ball moving and play through tough spots. We've got to put everything together to give ourselves the best chance."

"We've played some tough defensive teams," Smith said. "Golden State, Memphis, Utah. It's an adjustment. It's something I've never seen before, but I've got to keep being aggressive the way I can be. I've got to do a better job of controlling the tempo of the game. I can't let them force us into anything we don't want to do."

The Mavs are in the middle of a seven-game span featuring five road games. The Clippers have two more home games after Wednesday before playing eight of their next nine on the road.

VDB Free Betting Prediction: Clippers 113, Mavericks 97

 

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers VDB Sport Betting Odds and Matchup Report

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers VDB Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Dallas Mavericks +9½ (-110) +400 204 (-115)o
Los Angeles Clippers -9½ (-110) -600 204 (-105)u

Team Records

Dallas Mavericks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 1-7 1-4 0-3 2-6 1-4 1-2 98.25 107.00 -8.75
Last 10 1-7 1-4 0-3 2-6 1-4 1-2 98.25 107.00 -8.75
vs Div 1-2 1-0 0-2 2-1 1-0 1-1 95.00 99.00 -4.00
vs EAST 0-2 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-2 0-0 110.50 114.50 -4.00
vs WEST 1-5 1-2 0-3 2-4 1-2 1-2 94.17 104.50 -10.33

Los Angeles Clippers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-2 2-2 2-0 4-2 2-2 2-0 107.33 100.50 6.83
Last 10 4-2 2-2 2-0 4-2 2-2 2-0 107.33 100.50 6.83
vs Div 2-1 1-1 1-0 2-1 1-1 1-0 117.00 107.00 10.00
vs EAST 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 87.00 95.00 -8.00
vs WEST 4-1 2-1 2-0 4-1 2-1 2-0 111.40 101.60 9.80

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 Injuries

Dallas Mavericks

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Dorian Finney-Smith SF Out Wed - Knee - 10/30/17 Finney-Smith will miss Wednesday's game against the Jazz due left knee soreness.
Josh McRoberts PF Out indefinitely - Knee - 10/17/17 McRoberts is dealing with a knee issue and is without a timetable for return.
Seth Curry SG Out indefinitely - Leg - 10/7/17 Curry has a stress reaction of his left tibia and will miss an unknown length of time.

Los Angeles Clippers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Austin Rivers PG Ques Wed - Finger - 10/31/17 Rivers has an injured finger and it is unknown if he will play Wednesday against the Mavericks.
Milos Teodosic PG Out indefinitely - Foot - 10/22/17 Teodosic sustained a plantar fascia injury in his left foot and there is no timetable for return.
Jamil Wilson SF Out indefinitely - Back - 10/31/17 Wilson is sidelined with lower-back spasms and a timeline for his return has yet to be established.

Recent Meetings

Date Home/Away Line ATS
4/5/17 LAC (112) - DAL (101) -11/204 P/O
3/23/17 DAL (97) - LAC (95) 5.5/204.5 DAL/U
12/23/16 LAC (88) - DAL (90) -4/194.5 DAL/U
11/23/16 DAL (104) - LAC (124) 10/193 LAC/O
4/10/16 LAC (98) - DAL (91) -6.5/194.5 LAC/U
3/7/16 DAL (90) - LAC (109) 5.5/208.5 LAC/U
11/11/15 DAL (118) - LAC (108) 6.5/211 DAL/O
10/29/15 LAC (104) - DAL (88) -12/212.5 LAC/U
3/13/15 DAL (129) - LAC (99) -2.5/204.5 DAL/O
2/9/15 DAL (98) - LAC (115) -8/210 LAC/O

Dallas Schedule/Results

NEXT 5
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
11/11/17 CLE 104-97 (W) 4.5/208.5 WU 11.5 1/30/17 DAL
11/7/17 @WAS 112-107 (W) 7.5/207 WO 12.5 3/15/17 WAS
11/4/17 @MIN 84-97 (L) 3.5/204.5 LU -9.5 2/24/17 MIN
11/3/17 NO 118-121 (L) 6/201.5 WO 3.0 3/29/17 NO
11/1/17 @LAC 101-112 (L) 11/204 PO 0.0 4/5/17 LAC
LAST 10
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar DAL FG Opp FG Reb
10/30/17 @UTA 89-104 (L) 8.5/190 LO -6.5 34/76 38/80 42-34
10/28/17 PHI 110-112 (L) 1/205 LO -1.0 38/74 43/87 33-42
10/26/17 @MEM 91-96 (L) 8/195.5 WU 3.0 32/94 30/73 53-46
10/25/17 MEM 103-94 (W) 3.5/197 WP 12.5 36/74 33/72 35-36
10/23/17 GS 103-133 (L) 13/216.5 LO -17.0 38/96 48/86 42-50
10/21/17 @HOU 91-107 (L) 11.5/216 LU -4.5 31/84 39/82 41-54
10/20/17 SAC 88-93 (L) -6/202 LU -11.0 31/75 37/87 36-57
10/18/17 ATL 111-117 (L) -5.5/198.5 LO -11.5 38/86 48/94 41-50
4/12/17 @MEM 100-93 (W) 8.5/189.5 WO 15.5 33/75 33/84 37-48
4/11/17 DEN 91-109 (L) -2.5/214 LU -20.5 35/88 41/84 42-53

L.A. Clippers Schedule/Results

NEXT 5
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
11/10/17 @OKC 120-98 (W) -8.5/217.5 WO 13.5 1/16/17 LAC
11/7/17 @SA 98-87 (W) 1.5/208 WU 12.5 4/8/17 SA
11/5/17 MIA 98-86 (W) -9/207.5 WU 3.0 1/8/17 LAC
11/4/17 MEM 114-98 (W) 2.5/206 WO 18.5 3/9/17 MEM
11/1/17 DAL 112-101 (W) -11/204 PO 0.0 4/5/17 LAC
LAST 10
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar LAC FG Opp FG Reb
10/30/17 GS 113-141 (L) 5.5/222 LO -22.5 39/86 52/89 35-46
10/28/17 DET 87-95 (L) -8.5/205.5 LU -16.5 28/84 36/88 51-50
10/26/17 @POR 104-103 (W) 2/216.5 WU 3.0 36/77 35/89 46-44
10/24/17 UTA 102-84 (W) -5/196 WU 13.0 39/83 34/79 44-41
10/21/17 PHO 130-88 (W) -13.5/219.5 WU 28.5 48/88 27/71 52-36
10/19/17 @LAL 108-92 (W) -6.5/218.5 WU 9.5 42/107 37/91 59-52
4/30/17 UTA 91-104 (L) -3.5/190 LO -16.5 35/80 40/79 38-46
4/28/17 @UTA 98-93 (W) 5.5/193.5 WU 10.5 37/75 32/78 42-38
4/25/17 UTA 92-96 (L) -3/196 LU -7.0 29/69 35/81 34-43
4/23/17 @UTA 98-105 (L) 5/196 LO -2.0 33/75 40/74 31-42