Los Angeles at Dallas (01/03/2014)

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Author: [Pro Basketball] Topic: Los Angeles at Dallas (01/03/2014)
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Posted: 1/2/2014 2:17:55 AM

Away:  L.A. Clippers [20-14 ATS]
Home:  Dallas [18-14 ATS]

Game Time: 8:30 PM
Stadium: American Airlines Center

Recent Meetings:
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Team Leaders:

L.A. Clippers:
Points: Blake Griffin (22.0)
Assists: Chris Paul (11.3)
Rebounds: DeAndre Jordan (13.4)

Dallas:
Points: Dirk Nowitzki (20.8)
Assists: Monta Ellis (5.8)
Rebounds: Shawn Marion (7.3)

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Posted: 1/3/2014 8:44:16 AM
Two teams that are in top 10 in league scoring. Early lean with the over 204.5.
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Posted: 1/3/2014 3:46:06 PM
Dirk Nowitzki is questionable with a left ankle sprain, that he suffered vs Washington, tonight vs the Clippers.
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Posted: 1/3/2014 5:15:43 PM

I'm gonna spend a minute and talk about BIG men here...

I've poured over this game all morning trying to find something to like about the Clippers besides Blake and DeAndre..

Byron Mullins and Ryan Hollins are INEFFECTIVE to say the least..The result is that  the Clips effectively play "small" off the bench..In order for LAC to push for a good win here, Blake will need to play 40+ minutes vs a team who almost always have two effective big men on the floor at all times..

Having said this, the one scary thing about Dallas that has always made me take a hard look at betting on Dallas is:

Vince Carter (gets way too many minutes and against this level of competition will be misused and overused)..Inconsistent to the point of definitely determining the outcome of a game...He has a habit of missing "must-make" shots at crucial times of the game..EVEN FREE THROWS  !!!  He cruises along when the shots don't really mean anything..

I guess everyone sees that I really want to go with the Mavs here..Dirk apparently is fine for tonight and I really like the Mavs bench over LAC's...(Just that Vince Carter......)hmmm..

Dallas to win !!!! (hahaha)

 

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Posted: 1/3/2014 6:05:32 PM
Was leaning Clip show but Dallas is 11-1 su in last 12 . Over looks the play .
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Posted: 1/3/2014 6:09:59 PM
I am curious how Dallas will guard Chris Paul; the matchup vs him.
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