Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 5/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+6)
STAPLES Center is the venue where and the Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) will play the Dallas Mavericks (42-30) on Tuesday in Game 2 of their series. The spread on this matchup has Los Angeles as 6-point favorites. The over/under is set at 216.
The Mavericks played the Clippers and walked away with a win by a score of 113-103 in Game 1. Dallas ended the contest having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (38 out of 76) and converted 17 of 36 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mavericks knocked down 20 of their 26 shots for a rate of 76.9%. Concerning rebounding, they earned 42 with 10 of them being offensive. They also recorded 22 assists in this contest while creating 5 turnovers and having 2 steals. In reference to defending, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 44.0% from the floor on 37 out of 84 shooting. Los Angeles earned 22 assists and had 7 steals for this contest. On top of that, Los Angeles grabbed 39 rebounds (13 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 3 blocks. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe by making 18 of 24 shots. They buried 11 out of their 40 attempts from 3-point land.
Luka Doncic is someone who was a contributor for this contest. He totaled 31 points on 11 of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 40:46 mins played and totaled 10 boards. Doncic went 45.8% from the floor and also recorded 11 dimes. An additional guy that played a role in the matchup for the Mavericks was Tim Hardaway. He grabbed 4 rebounds in his 32:19 min on the hardwood. He ended up shooting 61.5% from the field in this contest by shooting 8-of-13 (21 points). Overall, Hardaway tallied 1 assist.
Dallas will play this contest with a win-loss record of 42-30 for the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Dallas is pulling in 43.3 boards per game and has accounted for 1,647 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 26th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Mavericks are connecting on 36.2% on 3-pointers (994 of 2,744) and 77.8% from the free throw line. They average 112.4 points per outing (17th in the league) while shooting 47.0% from the field. Defensively, the Mavericks are able to force 12.6 turnovers per game and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 2nd in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,631 relinquished for the year. The Mavericks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.0% (908 of 1,446) and they concede 43.9 boards per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 36.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 9th in basketball in opponents points per game (110.2).
In their Game 1 loss, the Clippers were able to pull down 26 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 5 times, while earning 7 steals for this contest. The Mavericks had 21 fouls for the contest which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for 24 shots. They were able to make 18 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. Concerning shooting from downtown, Los Angeles made 11 out of 40 attempts (27.5%). Overall, the Clippers went 37 out of 84 from the floor which had them sitting at 44.0%. The Clippers permitted the Mavericks to convert 38 out of 76 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 50.0% for this game. They finished shooting 47.2% from distance by connecting on 17 out of 36 and finished the contest at 20 of 26 from the free throw line (76.9%). With respect to cleaning the glass, Los Angeles allowed Dallas to snag 42 in total (10 offensive).
Kawhi Leonard pitched in for the Clippers for the matchup. He made 9 of 22 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 40.9%, and earned 10 rebounds. Leonard scored 26 points in his 40:46 mins on the court and had 5 assists in this contest. Another guy who was a determining factor for Los Angeles was Paul George. He ended up walking away with 5 dimes in 39:56 mins on the court, and he shot 8 out of 18 from the floor. George ended up shooting 44.4% from the field while notching 23 points and 6 total rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 47-25 this year. Los Angeles has tallied 8,209 pts so far this season (114.0 per game) and they grab 44.2 rebounds per game. The Clippers commit 19.2 fouls every game and they shoot 83.9% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Clippers are connecting on 48.2% from the field, which ranks them 5th in the league. They are dishing out assists 24.4 times per game (17th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per contest. The Clippers are ranked 4th in the league in points allowed per game with 107.8. They have conceded 22.9 assists and 41.2 total boards per game, ranking them 3rd and 1st in basketball. The Los Angeles defense gives up 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (833 of 2,341) and their opponents are converting on 77.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (13th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (+6)
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