Clippers vs Mavericks: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 15, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

The Dallas Mavericks (20-17) host the Los Angeles Clippers (25-15) after winning four straight home games. The Clippers are favored by only 1.5 points in the contest, which starts at 9:00 PM ET on Monday, March 15, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 227.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of March 15, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Clippers vs Mavericks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 15

Clippers:
Patrick Beverley: Out (Knee)

Mavericks:
James Johnson: Day To Day (Personal),
Tyrell Terry: Day To Day (Illness)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Mavericks (+1.5)
Total Pick Under (227)
Prediction Clippers 113, Mavericks 111

The model line and the FanDuel line are within 0.1 points of each other.

The model projects a total 2.8 points lower than the one set by FanDuel for this matchup.

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Clippers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kawhi Leonard 32 26.6 6.3 4.8 1.6 0.5 2.1
Paul George 29 23.2 6.0 5.3 1.2 0.5 3.4
Lou Williams 37 12.4 2.3 3.6 0.9 0.1 1.1
Marcus Morris 30 11.8 3.6 1.0 0.5 0.3 2.2
Serge Ibaka 39 10.9 6.7 1.7 0.2 1.2 1.0

Mavericks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Doncic 34 28.2 8.4 9.1 0.9 0.6 2.6
Kristaps Porzingis 22 20.7 8.5 1.3 0.4 1.6 2.3
Tim Hardaway Jr. 36 16.2 3.2 1.7 0.6 0.2 2.8
Josh Richardson 28 13.6 3.2 2.8 0.9 0.3 1.7
Jalen Brunson 33 12.9 3.5 3.4 0.5 0.0 1.3

Shooting Trends

  • The Clippers make 48.3% of their shots from the field this season, which is 2.2 percentage points higher than the Mavericks have allowed to their opponents (46.1%).
  • In games Los Angeles shoots better than 46.1% from the field, it is 18-8 against the spread and 21-5 overall.
  • Dallas is 15-10 against the spread and 16-9 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 48.3% from the field.
  • The Mavericks are shooting 46.6% from the field, 0.5% lower than the 47.1% the Clippers’ opponents have shot this season.
  • Dallas is 11-7 against the spread and 14-4 overall when it shoots higher than 47.1% from the field.
  • This season, Los Angeles has a 12-8 record against the spread and a 14-6 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot above 46.6% from the field.
  • The Clippers’ 41.7% three-point shooting percentage this season is 4.4 percentage points higher than opponents of the Mavericks have shot from beyond the arc (37.3%).
  • Los Angeles has a 16-11 record against the spread and a 19-8 record overall when the team hits more than 37.3% of its three-point shots.
  • Dallas has put up a 14-9 against the spread while going 14-9 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 41.7% from deep.
  • The Mavericks’ three-point shooting percentage this season (35.2%) is 0.8 percentage points lower than opponents of the Clippers are averaging (36%).
  • Dallas has a 9-7 ATS record and is 11-5 straight-up when the team makes more than 36% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles has a 14-6 ATS record and a 15-5 straight-up record this season when it makes more than 35.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Clippers hit 14.5 three-pointers per game this season, 1.2 more makes per game than the Mavericks allow (13.3).
  • Los Angeles is 19-10 against the spread and 22-7 overall when it connects on more three-pointers than its opponents, while Dallas is 4-16 ATS and 5-15 straight up in games when it is out-shot from distance.
  • The Clippers are the sixth-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Mavericks allow the 24th-fewest makes from deep.

Clippers vs Mavericks Stat Rankings

Clippers Rank Clippers AVG Mavericks AVG Mavericks Rank
6th 115.2 Points Scored 111.9 20th
6th 110 Points Allowed 111.9 17th
24th 44.2 Rebounds 43.1 25th
18th 9.5 Off. Rebounds 8.5 26th
6th 14.5 3pt Made 13.3 12th
19th 24.4 Assists 22.8 25th
4th 12.4 Turnovers 11.4 3rd

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