Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/6/2020
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2020
Location: HP Field House in Orlando, Florida
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -4
Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Dallas Mavericks (40-29, 2nd in the Southwest Division) play the Los Angeles Clippers (45-21, 2nd in the Pacific Division) at HP Field House on Thursday. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The over/under is set at 231.5.
The Clippers are covering 55.2% of the time, having gone 37-30-0 ATS. Dallas is covering 52.2% of the time, going 35-32-3 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Clippers Injuries
08/04/20 PF Montrezl Harrell Personal is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
08/04/20 PG Patrick Beverley Calf left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
08/04/20 SG Seth Curry Leg is questionable Thursday 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
Lou Williams averages 18.5 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.7 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 26.8 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per night. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Luka Doncic averages 29.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes 8.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Tim Hardaway Jr. scores 15.8 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.3 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Clippers allow 109.6 points per contest which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Los Angeles averages 116.1 points per contest, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 47.8 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks give up 111.0 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.8 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest. Dallas is 3rd in the NBA with 116.8 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.4 boards per contest and 14th in assists per game with 24.5. The Mavericks are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.9.
The Clippers are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.6, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 8th in the league with 101.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 16th in the league. Los Angeles is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Dallas is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.7, and their offensive rating of 116.5 is ranked 17th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 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.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas +4 and over 231.5 total points
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