Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 8/17/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -5
Paul George and the Los Angeles Clippers (48-23, 2nd in the Pacific Division) play the Dallas Mavericks (43-32, 2nd in the Southwest Division) at AdventHealth Arena on Monday in Game 1 of their series. The odds on this contest have Los Angeles as 5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 226.5.
The Mavericks are covering 51.4% of the time, having gone 37-35-3 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 56.9% of the time, going 41-31-0 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
08/14/20 PF Kristaps Porzingis Heel is probable Monday vs LA Clippers
06/29/20 C Willie Cauley-Stein COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 SG Courtney Lee Calf is out for season
02/24/20 PG Jalen Brunson Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
08/14/20 PG Landry Shamet Foot is questionable Monday vs Dallas
08/14/20 PG Patrick Beverley Calf is questionable Monday vs Dallas
08/14/20 PF Montrezl Harrell Quarantine is upgraded to probable Monday vs Dallas
Tim Hardaway Jr. averages 15.8 points per contest in 29.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Luka Doncic comes into this game averaging 28.8 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Lou Williams averages 18.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 28.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes 5.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%. Paul George scores 21.5 points per contest while playing 29.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 112.1 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Dallas averages 117.0 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 46.9 boards per contest and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers give up 109.9 points per game, which ranks them 13th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Clippers are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest. Los Angeles is 4th in the NBA with 116.3 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 6.4. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 47.7 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 23.7. The Clippers are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.6.
The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 116.7 is ranked 18th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. 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. Dallas is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 21st in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 28th in the league. The Clippers are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.9, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 10th. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5 and over 226.5 total points
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