Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 8/25/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -7
AdventHealth Arena is the site where Lou Williams and the Los Angeles Clippers will play the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. The line on this game has Los Angeles as 7-point favorites. The total is set at 234.5.
Dallas tied the series 2-2 after an epic 135-133 overtime win in Game 4. Lou Williams was spectacular in defeat, collecting 36 pts, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds. Luka Doncic finished with 43 points, 17 rebounds, and 13 assists including the game winning 3-pointer as time expired.
The Mavericks cover the spread 51.3% of the time, having gone 39-37-3 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 56.6% of the time, going 43-33-0 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
08/23/20 PF Kristaps Porzingis Knee is questionable Tuesday 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
08/23/20 PG Patrick Beverley Calf is questionable Tuesday vs Dallas
Dorian Finney-Smith comes into this game averaging 9.5 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Luka Doncic averages 28.8 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game. He averages 8.8 assists per game and 9.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Lou Williams scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.1 rebounds per contest and has 5.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Paul George averages 21.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
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. 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.
Useful Team Statistics
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 6.44. 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 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 this year.
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.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Clippers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles -7
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