The Los Angeles Clippers head to Texas to take on the Dallas Mavericks at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday night.

The Clippers play the second of their six-game road trip in Dallas. LA barely got pas the New Orleans Pelicans in their previous game, needed 39 points from Kawhi Leonard and had to come from behind to win 133-130. The Clippers have won four out of their last five games heading to this contest. The Mavericks are riding a four-game winning streak. Dallas is expecting to get back Kristaps Porzingis on Tuesday night as they face the Clippers for the second time this season. LA beat Dallas in their first meeting of the season last November 26, 2019, at the American Airlines Center.

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The Los Angeles Clippers started their six-game road trip with a narrow win over the New Orleans Pelicans last Saturday. The Clippers gave up 80 first-half points and needed a big fourth quarter to pull off the 133-130 win over the Pelicans. Kawhi Leonard poured in 39 points as Paul George stayed in Los Angeles to nurse a hamstring injury.

Leonard scored at least 30 points for the 5th straight game. The Klar got the much-needed scoring boost from super subs Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell. Williams scored 32 points, including 14 in the final period while Harrell contributed 24 points for the Clippers. Landry Shamet had 11 points and 4 rebounds.

The Clippers rank 4th in the league in scoring at 116.2 points per game and they are 3rd overall in rebounding at 48.0 boards grabbed per contest. LA is 18th in the NBA in passing at 23.6 assists per game and they are 14th in scoring defense at 109.6 points per game allowed this year.

What are the Moneyline Odds?

Clippers

-103

Mavericks

-117

Odds from SportsBetting as of 01/21/20

Basketball Porzingis Expected to Return

While the Clippers are without Paul George in their current road trip, the Dallas Mavericks are expecting to get Kristaps Porzingis back on Tuesday. The Latvian Unicorn has missed the team’s last 10 games with right knee soreness but went through a full practice on Sunday. The Mavs have won four straight games heading to this contest.

Porzingis is averaging 17.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game this season. Second-year man Luka Doncic is having a phenomenal year for the Mavs. The 2019 Rookie of the Year is putting up 28.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 9.0 assists per game this season while Tim Hardaway Jr. is scoring 14.4 markers per contest.

The Mavs rank 3rd in the league in scoring at 116.7 points per game. They are 4th in rebounding at 47.6 boards grabbed per contest and are 15th in passing at 24.2 dimes per outing. Dallas is 13th overall in scoring defense at 109.4 opponent points per game allowed this season.

Basketball Who Wins?

The Clippers are 5-1 SU in their last six games played. Los Angeles is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games played on the road. Dallas is 4-1 SU in their last five games played. The Mavericks are 4-3 SU in their last seven games played at home, and 14-6 SU in their last 20 games against the Western Conference. Head to head, the Clippers are 6-4 SU in their last 10 games played against the Mavericks.

The Clippers have won seven out of their last nine games played including the last three. During that period though, all wins were against teams under the .500 mark and five were at Staples Center. Their only game against a team with a winning record was against the Denver Nuggets and they lost by 10 points.

After going 2-5 recently, the Mavs have won four in a row. Three of these wins though were against teams with a losing record, including two at home. Kristaps Porzingis has missed the Mavs’ last 10 games with right knee soreness but is expected to return in this game.

Paul George is out with a hamstring injury and didn’t travel with the team during their current six-game road trip. It’s unclear when PG13 will return and that should be a concern, especially if Porzingis returns for Dallas. The Clippers needed 39 points from Kawhi Leonard and they had to come from behind to beat the Pelicans by three points in the first game of their road trip. However, the Clippers show up in big games like this and I think Leonard has another big game as he leads the Clippers to a big road win in Dallas.

Prediction: Los Angeles Clippers

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Basketball Other Bets to Make

The L.A. Clippers are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games played. L.A. is 9-11 ATS in 20 road games played so far this season, and 1-5 ATS in their last six games played against the Western Conference. Dallas is 4-4-2 ATS in their last 10 games played. The Mavs are 3-3-1 ATS in their last seven games played at home, and 4-2 ATS in their last six Tuesday games. Head to head, Dallas is 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings against the L.A. Clippers.

What are the Spread Odds?

Clippers

+1.5 (-112)

Mavericks

-1.5 (-108)

Odds from SportsBetting as of 01/21/20

The Clippers have outscored the Mavs by an average of 5.33 points per game in their last three head to head meetings. L.A. defeated Dallas by 15 points in their first meeting of the season last November 26, 2019, at the American Airlines Center. Porzingis will give the Mavs an added scoring boost and he gives the team more depth. However, L.A. has super-subs Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell to help Kawhi carry the load.

Prediction: Clippers +1.5

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The total has gone over in six out of the last 10 games played by the L.A. Clippers. The over is 5-1 in their last five games against the Southwest Division. The total has gone over in six out of the last nine games played by Dallas. The Mavs have seen the total go over in five out of their last seven games played at home. The under is 5-4-1 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams. The total has gone under in four out of the last five games between the Clippers and Mavericks in Dallas.

What are the Total Odds?

Over

232.5 (-110)

Under

232.5 (-110)

Odds from SportsBetting as of 01/21/20

The Clippers have scored an average of 121.83 points per game in their last six games played. The Mavs have put up an average of 118.8 points per game in their last five outings. These are two teams with explosive offense and high firepower. Both are in the Top 11 in field goal shooting and can put up points in a hurry. With Porzingis expected to return, the Dallas offense gets an extra boost as well.

Prediction: Over 232.5

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