Tuesday's NBA Best Bets: Mavericks and Clippers to Grind One Out and Clarkson Will Score

Betsperts analyst Ron Klos gives his best bet and prop play for Tuesday's NBA games.

The 8-6 Los Angeles Clippers head to Dallas to battle the 7-5 Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Clippers are currently in seventh place in the Western Conference coming off their victory over Houston on Monday. After Luka Doncic’s triple-double and 42-point performance on Saturday against Portland, the Mavericks play at home once again and currently sit in sixth place in the Western Conference. These teams split the series last season with each winning twice. Kawhi Leonard remains out for the Clippers with a knee injury.


Mavericks vs Clippers Betting Odds

Mavericks Clippers
Spread -7 +7
Moneyline -255 +215
Over/Under 212

Mavericks vs Clippers Best Bet


Under 212 (DraftKings -110)

Even with this being a lower total, both teams struggle at times on the offensive end of the floor. With Kawhi Leonard still out, the Clippers rank last in the league in points per game. On the other end, the Mavericks lack secondary scoring threats and are 20th in points per game. Both teams are also in the top 5 in scoring defense. and in the bottom 5 in offensive possessions per game. Though the Clippers are on the road, they tend to be stingy on defense in games after allowing 100-plus points to the opposition. In their last game, they allowed 106 points to the Rockets who are the worst team in the league. The Under is 12-3 in their last 15 games after allowing 100 or more points in their previous game. This should be a tight game throughout with the under being the best play.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -115)

Download the Betsperts App to get even more expert NBA picks, track your bets, and the latest game stats & information on each matchup.


NBA Player Props


Jordan Clarkson Over 18.5 points (DraftKings -110)

With the total set at 232 points and the Knicks being a bottom-10 defense on the road, there will be plenty of chances for Clarkson to have a big game. Though he is averaging 18.1 points per game this season, he has averaged 20 points per game over his last eight contests. And with the Knicks giving up the most 3-point attempts per game to opponents this season, Clarkson has hit multiple 3-pointers in 13 of 15 games and shoots 39% from downtown overall. With the Knicks just giving up 145 points in regulation to the Thunder, this point total should be closer to 20.5.

Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)

Don’t forget to download the Betsperts App, sign up for a 4for4 betting subscription, and get the latest betting picks, props and odds