Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/5/2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, February 5, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 5 point favorites.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 17-36. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.1 as they are averaging 101.5 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Clippers have an overall record of 26-25. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.7 points per game and surrendering 107.2, good for a point differential of 0.5.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 26-26-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 22-31-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 28-23-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 27-23-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/22/17 PG Patrick Beverley Knee is out for season
01/04/18 PG Austin Rivers Achilles is out indefinitely
Dennis Smith averages 14.7 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.8 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%.
DeAndre Jordan averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 14.9 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 59%. Lou Williams averages 23.4 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Clippers. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league. Dallas averages 101.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.11 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 26th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 22.2 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers surrender 107.2 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.7 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Clippers are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season. Los Angeles is 7th in the league with 107.7 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.51. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 43.5 boards per game and 22nd in assists per contest with 22. The Clippers are 10th in turnovers per game with 15.
The Mavericks are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 27th in the league with 95 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Dallas is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Los Angeles is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Clippers are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 14th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5
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