Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/2/2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Los Angeles Clippers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, December 2, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 1 point favorites.
The Clippers have a record of 15-6. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 5.3 as they average 117.5 points per game while giving up 112.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 10-10 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 110.7 points per game and surrender 108.8, good for a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Los Angeles Clippers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Clippers are 14-7-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Clippers are 13-8-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-7-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-9-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/29/18 F Luc Mbah a Moute Knee is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Tobias Harris comes into this contest averaging 21.7 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Lou Williams averages 17.6 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Luka Doncic averages 18.5 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.5 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Dennis Smith averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 117.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 46.8 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 13.7 per game. The Clippers allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 23.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 14th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 1.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 18th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 20th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Mavericks are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.0. The Mavericks surrender 108.8 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Clippers are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 109.2, and their offensive rating of 114.4 is ranked 14th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 101.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 11th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 30th in the NBA.
Dallas is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 10th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -1
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