Clippers vs Mavericks 1/21/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -1.5
Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers (30-13, 2nd in the Pacific Division) travel to American Airlines Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Dallas Mavericks (27-15, 1st in the Southwest Division). Los Angeles opens this matchup as 1.5 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 228.
The Clippers are covering the spread 53.5% of the time, having gone 23-20-0 ATS. Dallas covers the spread 55.0% of the time, going 22-18-2 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
01/20/20 SF Paul George Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs Dallas
01/19/20 SF Maurice Harkless Back is questionable Tuesday vs Dallas
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/19/20 PF Kristaps Porzingis Knee is questionable Tuesday vs LA Clippers
Lou Williams comes into this contest averaging 20.0 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Kawhi Leonard averages 26.9 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Luka Doncic averages 28.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per game and has 9.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Tim Hardaway averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 116.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 48.0 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.5 per game. The Clippers allow 109.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 3rd in the league with 116.7 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.6 boards per game, and 15th in assists per contest with 24.2. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.9. The Mavericks surrender 109.4 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 45.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game.
The Clippers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 7th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 25th in the NBA.
Dallas is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 117.5 is ranked 17th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 5th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Clippers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +1.5
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