With the NBA regular-season coming to a close, the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers meet at the Staples Center for a Western Conference contest. These two teams are headed for the playoffs, with the Clippers aiming for a two or three seed. Dallas will be one of the lower seeds, which means these two teams could meet in the first round if Dallas moves up to the six-seed. We like the Clippers in this contest though.
Clippers want the second seed in the playoffs
Los Angeles sits in the third-seed in the Western Conference right now, but is just a half-game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the two-seed. Securing the two-seed would provide the Clippers with home-court advantage for a couple of rounds so long as they make a deep run. The Clippers have won four straight games and are 8-2 in their last 10 games played. They are 31-5 at home this season, which means tonight should be a tough game for the Mavericks.
Mavericks working to secure sixth-seed
Dallas is holding onto a playoff spot right now, but seems as though they will make the post-season as they work towards another league title. The Mavericks sit in the seventh spot right now and would like to climb as high as six before the playoffs start. They come into tonight’s game following a loss, so a win would be imperative for the Mavericks if they want to hold onto their playoff spot.
With playoff spots on the line with just a handful of games left on the NBA schedule, the Dallas Mavericks and the Los Angeles Clippers meet in California for what should be an exciting Western Conference tilt. The Clippers are four-point home chalk in this game over at BetOnline.ag, which is why we will bet 15 percent of our bankroll on Los Angeles to grab the win.