NBA Picks: Los Angeles Clippers vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds: January 25th 2011
Tonight we get the LA Clippers (17-26 SU, 23-19-1 ATS) vs. Dallas Mavericks (28-15 SU, 20-21-2 ATS) from American Airlines Arena in Big D. Blake Griffin and the Clippers will be looking to post their fifth win in the last six games when they visit Dallas on Tuesday. In their last action, Los Angeles was a 113-109 winner at home against the Warriors. The Mavericks were an 87-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Nets. LAC are really making moves. They’ve won 12 of 17. Griffin is now a dominant force on the inside, lifting his scoring and rebounding averages each month this season, and Baron Davis is rejuvinated. As for Dallas they’ve dropped 10 of 14 games while struggling mainly at the offensive end. Is Peja Stojakovic really the answer for losing Caron Butler? The Mavericks have taken seven in a row in the series and 13 of 14. But this line is moving as the public $ is coming in on Dallas. Clippers leading scorer Eric Gordon, averaging 20.3 points in three career games in Dallas, is questionable for this matchup after a bruised lower back but I’m hearing he’ll give it a go. I still like the number we’re getting with or without Gordon. The Mavs are really struggling shooting the ball. LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games. Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home. Dallas are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall. I’m not sure if LAC can win straight up but they’ll keep the number close.