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Mavericks vs. Clippers 2021 NBA Odds and Preview – November 23rd, 2021

By Carlos Chacon

The Mavs try to break a three-game losing streak on the road. They play the second of back-to-back games against the Clippers on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the hosts start to get some pace back after breaking their two-game losing streak at the expense of the Mavs.

Before everything else, the NitroBetting team helps you find the right pick in this preview. Look through some of the most important details of the upcoming Mavs vs. Clippers game. Go through event information, team and player statistics, NBA betting odds, trends, and our very own expert betting predictions down below.

Mavericks vs. Clippers Game Information

  • When: Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, California
  • TV: NBA TV
  • Radio: 103.3 FM ESPN (Mavs) / 710 ESPNLA (Clippers)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Mavs (TBA) / Clippers (TBA)

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Why Bet on the Dallas Mavericks?

The Mavericks will try to avoid losing two back-to-back games. They recently lost two consecutive games against the Suns. Now, they are on the verge of losing two in a row to the Clippers before heading back to Dallas.

The Mavericks are in a rut without Luka Doncic. The superstar is the focal point of their offense, leading the team in points (24.9, assists (7.9), and rebounds (8.3) per game. As a team, they record 103.6 points (23rd) per game on 43.6% shooting (24th).

The team lost by single digits in all three of their most recent defeats. They allow 105.5 points (11th) per game. This is an impressive record considering that the Mavs don’t have a plethora of superstars at their disposal. The team also falls behind in rebounds at 51.7 (26th) per game. The team does better when collecting boards on the defensive end and averages 35.3 defensive rebounds (16th) per game.

Second-leading scorer Kristaps Porzingis needs to step up. The forward averaged 20.3 points per game and 8.27 rebounds in 16 games, which isn’t too far from the Slovenian’s numbers. If he can cover for Doncic while the latter recovers, this game might just be closer than expected.

Why Bet on the Los Angeles Clippers?

The LA Clippers hold one of the best defensive ratings in the league right now. This surprised many since the two-time Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard is out with an ACL injury.

Paul George carries the team on his shoulders, while Reggie Jackson shows up when called upon. The team scores 106.1 points (20th) per game on 44.7% shooting (18th). These aren’t the numbers head coach Tyronn Lue wants to see, but it’s good enough to hold off some of the best teams right now. Additionally, the Clippers are shooting well from deep with a 35.5% three-point percentage (10th).

George holds the team-high record with 26.41 PPG and 5.2 assists per game. Jackson is the second-best scorer of the team, followed by Luke Kennard and Ivica Zubac who are the two remaining players that average double-digit scores.

Defensively, the Clippers allow 102.4 points (fourth) per game and hold opponents to 43.3% shooting (eighth). The team closes down the three-point line quickly. They average 33.2% opponent three-point shooting and limit oppositions to 49.3% from the two-point range.

Two forwards, Nicolas Batum and Marcus Morris Sr. are sidelined with injury. Amir Coffey is anticipated to see more playing time while the aforementioned recover.

Mavericks vs. Clippers Betting Trends

  • The Mavs are 1-4 in the last five regular-season road games against the Clippers (2-3 ATS).
  • The Mavs are 3-7 in the last ten regular-season road games (4-6 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Mavs’ last seven road games against the Clippers.
  • The Clippers are 4-1 in the last five regular-season games at the STAPLES Center (3-2 ATS).
  • The Clippers were limited to 100 points in their last two home games against the Mavs.
  • The totals went under in three of the Clippers’ last five home games.

Mavericks vs. Clippers Expert Betting Prediction

Paul George is key to making sure the Clippers get back-to-back victories against the visitors. They enter the game as favorites despite losing three of their last five games. The absence of Luka Doncic puts a huge dent in the Mavs’ winning chances here. If his status progresses from questionable to available, we expect their winning chances to increase significantly. However, until further notice, the Clippers have held the advantage in this matchup.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.