NBA Playoffs odds handicappers consider the Dallas Mavericks to be a bona fide contender in this year’s Western Conference NBA basketball playoffs as they have been strong and consistent all year.
The Dallas Mavericks will host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night with a starting time of 8:30 PM ET. Open your Sports Gambling account and have it ready for action on this Western Conference matchup that has major playoff implications for the Dallas Mavericks as they still have a shot at improving their overall seeding position.
Dallas looks like an appealing commodity for NBA Playoffs betting as they had a record of 53-22 straight up and 40-33-2 against the spread. The Mavericks were not a good value at home however with just 16 payouts in 37 games as a host as they went over the total in 20 of those home games.
Dallas was showing more balance than in past seasons as they ranked 12th in the NBA for scoring offense while ranking 10th for points allowed on defense. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 23.3 points per game as his big contract extension that was signed over the summer looks wise now. Tyson Chandler led the Mavs in rebounds with 9.4 per game.
The Clippers had a mark of 29-47 straight up and 34-41-1 with the NBA odds. Los Angeles was 15-21-1 against the spread on the road and went under the total in just 16 games as a visitor. Blake Griffin is a lock for NBA Rookie of the Year with 22.4 points and 12.1 assists per game.
The Clippers have gotten the money in just one of their last 6 matchups against the Mavericks as the series has gone over the total in the last 2 meetings between the teams. This is the fourth meeting of the season in this series as Dallas has covered their last 2 matchups with the Clippers after failing in the first meeting of the season.
Dallas has paid out in just 1 of their last 5 home games against the Clippers but will certainly want a good showing in this matchup as they continue to prepare for action with the NBA Playoffs Odds.