Thursday, March 23, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites.
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The Clippers come into this game with an overall record of 43-29. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.4 as they are averaging 108.2 points per game while giving up 104.8 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 30-40. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.0 points per game and surrendering 100.4, good for a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 35-37-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 38-32-2 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 38-32-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 28-42-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeAndre Jordan comes into this contest averaging 12.5 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Clippers. He pulls down 13.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 70% while his free throw percentage is currently at 49%. Blake Griffin averages 21.3 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Harrison Barnes averages 19.6 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Dirk Nowitzki averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 108.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 13.1 per game. The Clippers allow 104.8 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 10th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.4 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 98 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.37 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 28th with 11.9 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 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 21 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
The Clippers have an offensive rating of 112 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.3. They get 92.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas +3
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