Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/2/2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, December 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 4 point favorites.
The Clippers head into this matchup with a mark of 8-12. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 106.0 points per contest while giving up 107.2 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 5-17. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 99.5 points per contest and giving up 104.7, which is a point differential of -5.2.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 8-12-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 9-10-1 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 8-14-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/28/17 F Blake Griffin MCL is out indefinitely
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
11/09/17 F Danilo Gallinari Gluteus is out indefinitely
10/22/17 PG Milos Teodosic Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/01/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is "?" Saturday vs LA Clippers
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
DeAndre Jordan comes into this game averaging 9.9 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 13.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 66% while his free throw percentage is 60%. Lou Williams averages 18.7 points per contest in 29.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Dennis Smith has scored 14.4 points per contest while playing 28.4 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.4 rebounds per game and 2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 106 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.25 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 43.5 boards per contest and 20.5 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 11th with 15.9 per game. The Clippers allow 107.2 points per contest which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 27th in the NBA with 99.5 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -5.27. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 24th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.7 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 21.2. The Mavericks are 27th in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Mavericks give up 104.7 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 22.6 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 12th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15 per contest this year.
The Clippers are 10th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.5, and their defensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 16th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league. Los Angeles is 10th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Dallas is 27th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Mavericks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.6, and their defensive rating of 108.1 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 24th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +4
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