Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers 4/5/17 Free NBA Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 4/4/2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 12 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 32-44. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 98.0 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 47-31. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.5 points per game and surrendering 104.9, good for a point differential of 3.6.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 42-34-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-46-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 37-41-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 41-35-2 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/04/17 G Wesley Matthews Rest expected to miss Tuesday vs. Sacramento
04/02/17 F Dirk Nowitzki Achilles left last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Sacramento
04/02/17 G Seth Curry Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs. Sacramento
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
03/30/17 PG Austin Rivers Hamstring out indefinitely
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this game averaging 14.4 points per contest while playing 26.7 minutes per night so far this year for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Harrison Barnes averages 19.5 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Blake Griffin averages 21.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 8.2 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. DeAndre Jordan averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 13.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 71% and his free throw percentage is 49%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 98 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.38 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.8 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 108.5 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Clippers rank 24th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 104.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 7th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Clippers force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 105.9 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 92 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Clippers rating on offense is 112.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108.6. They get 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +12
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