The work week gets off to a solid start with a number of games to choose from if you are an NBA fan. Out of all the games I could choose as free NBA picks for Monday, I think the Clippers-Mavericks game will be the hottest ticket.
The Dallas Mavericks have been fighting all year to get back to championship-level form. They’ve struggled at times this season, but now find themselves playing well and in 4th place in the Western Conference.
Meanwhile, Lob City has so far lived up to the hype. Every since Chris Paul landed in Los Angeles, the Clippers have been talked about as title contenders. With Paul and Blake Griffin playing great, they find themselves in 2nd place in the West.
The Mavericks come in as 4-point favorites at home. I try to keep most free NBA picks to be outright winners. Despite the Mavericks being a seasoned team and playing a Clippers’ team that has been on the road for the whole month of February so far, I still think they can at least keep it within a 4-point game. They also have a pretty shot at winning as well, because they are a younger team who can bounce back easier. Expect this to be a close game that could go either way, which favors picking the Clippers getting four points.
Pick: Clippers (+4), Under (186.5)