Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/26/2019
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -1.5
Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers (12-5, 2nd in the Pacific Division) travel to American Airlines Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Dallas Mavericks (11-5, 1st in the Southwest Division). The line on this contest has Los Angeles as 1.5 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 227.
The Clippers are covering the spread 52.9% of the time, having gone 9-8-0 ATS. Dallas is covering 56.2% of the time, going 9-7-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
11/24/2019 Landry Shamet SG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 1
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/24/2019 Isaiah Roby SF Undisclosed Game Time Decision
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 25.7 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Lou Williams averages 22.5 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Luka Doncic averages 30.6 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 9.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.1 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 114.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 48.9 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 16.7 per game. The Clippers allow 107.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 21.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 3rd in the league with 119.1 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.8 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 25.3. The Mavericks are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Mavericks surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per game.
The Clippers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 104.5, and their offensive rating of 111.3 is ranked 10th. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 102 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 14th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Dallas is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 15th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 118.1 is ranked 18th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas +1.5
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