Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 6/2/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+7)
The Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) play the Dallas Mavericks (42-30) at STAPLES Center on Wednesday in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. Los Angeles opens this game as 7-point favorites. The over/under is set at 218.5.
The Mavericks went home with a loss by a final score of 106-81 in Game 4. Dallas finished the game with a 34.8% field goal percentage (31 out of 89) and made 5 of their 30 shots from beyond the arc. From the free throw line, the Mavericks buried 14 of 22 attempts for a percentage of 63.6%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled a total of 41 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 15 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 3 steals. Regarding the defense, Dallas let their opponent shoot 48.1% from the floor on 37 of 77 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 16 assists and had 7 steals in this matchup. Moreover, Los Angeles grabbed 53 rebounds (9 offensive, 44 defensive) and had 1 block. Los Angeles walked away from this one shooting 76.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 19 of 25 tries. They converted 13 out of their 33 tries from beyond the arc.
Luka Doncic is one player who was important in this contest. He left the arena with 19 points on 9 out of 24 shooting. He saw the court for 35:38 minutes played and pulled down 6 boards. Doncic finished the game at 37.5% from the floor and earned 6 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Mavericks was Kristaps Porzingis. He collected 5 rebounds in 27:39 minutes on the basketball court. He finished 58.3% from the field for the game by going 7-of-12 (18 points). When all was said and done, Porziņģis wasn't able to get an assist.
Dallas comes into this game with a win-loss mark of 42-30 for the campaign. They average 112.4 points per outing (17th in the NBA) while shooting 47.0% from the field. The Mavericks are connecting on 36.2% on three-point attempts (994 of 2,744) and 77.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Dallas is snagging 43.3 rebounds per game and has 1,647 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 26th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Mavericks are forcing 12.6 turnovers every game and they draw 20.1 fouls. The Mavericks defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.0% (908 of 1,446) and they surrender 43.9 boards per game as a unit. They rank 2nd in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,631 surrendered this year. They relinquish 36.5% on 3-pointers and they rank 9th in the NBA in PPG allowed (110.2).
In their Game 4 win, the Clippers pulled down 44 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 53 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while earning 7 steals for the game. The Mavericks were called for 20 fouls in this matchup which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 19 of the free throws for a clip of 76.0%. In the matter of three-point shots, Los Angeles converted 13 out of 33 tries (39.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Clippers finished shooting 37 out of 77 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.1%. The Clippers allowed the Mavericks to bury 31 of 89 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 34.8% for the game. They finished 16.7% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 30 and ended up shooting 14 out of 22 at the free throw line (63.6%). Concerning attacking the glass, Los Angeles permitted Dallas to get 41 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Kawhi Leonard ended up being a factor for the Clippers for this game. He knocked down 11 of 15 for this game for a field goal percentage of 73.3%, and earned 10 rebounds. Leonard earned 29 points in his 35:22 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 dimes in the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Los Angeles was Paul George. He accumulated 3 dimes in 35:14 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 6 of 16 from the floor. George ended up shooting 37.5% from the floor while also notching 20 points and 9 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a record of 47-25 on the season. The Clippers are committing 19.2 personal fouls every game and they connect on 83.9% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.4 times per contest (17th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest. Los Angeles has 8,209 pts for the year (114.0 per contest) and they collect 44.2 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Clippers are connecting on 48.2% from the field, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. The Clippers on the defensive side of the court are 4th in the league in PPG given up with 107.8. They have conceded 22.9 dimes and 41.2 total boards per game, which ranks them 3rd and 1st in the league. The Los Angeles defense gives up 35.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (833 of 2,341) and opponents are making 77.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.4% from the floor (13th in basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-7) and over 218.5 points
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