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NBA Playoffs - Mavs Fighting for #2 Spot

NBA playoffs excitement and anticipation continues to grow for the Mavericks as they will be a scary team for anyone they face on their NBA playoffs schedule.
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NBA playoffs odds handicappers believe that the Mavericks are at their best position since the 2006 season when they blew the NBA Finals to the Miami Heat on their NBA playoffs schedule.

The Los Angeles Clippers will host the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night with a starting time of 10:30 PM ET.

Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup as the Mavericks continue to try and improve their seeding in the Western Conference playoffs to the second spot over the Los Angeles Lakers so be sure and open your account for side and total action on this important game.

Dallas is looking to be one of the most attractive teams in the NBA basketball playoffs as they had a record of 50-21 straight up and 37-32-2 against the spread.  The Mavericks were a good value on the road with 21 payouts in 34 games while going over the total in 21 games as a visiting team.

Dallas ranked 12th in the NBA for scoring offense and 10th for points allowed on defense.  Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 23.4 points per game while Tyson Chandler had 9.4 assists per outing.  Jason Kidd had 8.5 assists per game.

The Clippers may not be a likely NBA playoffs betting commodity this year but the future looks bright with Blake Griffin, who has emerged as a superstar and a lock for 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year.

Griffin had 22.4 points per game to lead Los Angeles and he was also the Clippers leading rebounder with 12 per outing.  The Clippers were 19-18 against the spread at home and went under the total 20 times as a host.

The Clippers have paid out in just 1 of their last 5 meetings with the Mavericks as the series has gone under the total in 5 of the last 8 games.  Dallas has paid out in 3 of their last 4 away games against the Clippers with 3 of the last 4 meetings between the teams in Los Angeles going under the total.

The Clippers were a +65000 selection to win the NBA Championship at Sports-Gambling while the Mavericks were a +735 selection to win the 2011 NBA playoffs odds.