Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 6/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+7)
The Dallas Mavericks (42-30) head to STAPLES Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) in Game 7 of their series. The spread on this game has Los Angeles as 7-point favorites. The over/under opens at 216.
The Mavericks took a loss by a score of 104-97 in Game 6. Dallas wrapped up the contest with a 41.6% field goal percentage (37 out of 89) and made 11 out of their 34 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Mavericks converted 12 of 14 attempts for a rate of 85.7%. In relation to getting rebounds, they compiled 42 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 23 assists in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and having 9 steals. In terms of defending, Dallas let their opponent shoot 46.8% from the field on 36 out of 77 shooting. Los Angeles dished out 18 assists and had 7 steals for this game. Moreover, Los Angeles totaled 42 rebounds (6 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Los Angeles finished shooting 78.6% at the free throw line by converting 22 of their 28 shots. They made 10 of their 34 attempts from 3-point land.
Luka Doncic is a player who was important for this contest. He ended up finishing with 29 points on 11 out of 24 shooting. He was on the court for 40:36 mins played and also snagged 8 boards. Doncic ended up shooting 45.8% from the floor and also dished out 11 assists. Another guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Mavericks was Tim Hardaway. He snagged 1 rebound in his 37:58 min on the hardwood. He ended up shooting 47.4% from the floor in this game by connecting on 9-of-19 (23 points). Overall, Hardaway had no assists.
Dallas will take the court with a win-loss record of 42-30 so far this year. They are averaging 112.4 pts per game (17th in the league) while shooting 47.0% from the floor. The Mavericks are hitting 36.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (994 of 2,744) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Dallas is pulling in 43.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,647 assists for the year, which has them ranked 26th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 12.1 times per contest and as a team they commit 19.4 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Mavericks are forcing 12.6 turnovers every game and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 2nd in basketball in allowing assists with 1,631 surrendered on the season. The Mavericks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.0% (908 of 1,446) and they concede 43.9 boards per game as a team. They are surrendering 36.5% on shots from distance while they are 9th in basketball in points per game allowed (110.2).
In their Game 6 win, the Clippers recorded 36 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 42 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 7 steals for the contest. The Mavericks were called for 21 personal fouls in this game which took the Clippers to the free throw line for a total of 28 attempts. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 78.6%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Los Angeles made 10 of their 34 attempts (29.4%). When the final whistle blew, the Clippers ended up going 36 for 77 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.8%. The Clippers allowed the Mavericks to bury 37 of their 89 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.6% in the game. They finished 32.4% from three-point range by shooting 11 out of 34 and ended up shooting 12 of 14 at the free throw line (85.7%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Los Angeles permitted Dallas to get 42 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Kawhi Leonard was important for the Clippers in the matchup. He knocked down 18 of 25 in this contest giving him a rate of 72.0%, and earned 6 rebounds. Leonard tallied 45 points in his 41:48 minutes on the hardwood and added 3 dimes for this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Los Angeles was Reggie Jackson. He ended up finishing with 4 dimes in his 37:51 minutes played, and he converted 8 out of 15 from the floor. Jackson ended up shooting 53.3% from the field and also earning 25 points and 9 boards.
Los Angeles has a record of 47-25 for the campaign. Los Angeles has accumulated 8,209 points on the year (114.0 per game) and they pull down 44.2 rebounds per game. The Clippers are committing 19.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 83.9% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Clippers are hitting on 48.2% from the field, which has them ranked 5th in the league. They are earning an assist 24.4 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they turn it over 13.2 times per contest. The Clippers defensively are ranked 4th in basketball in PPG given up with 107.8. They have relinquished 22.9 assists and 41.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 3rd and 1st in the league. The Los Angeles defense surrenders 35.6% from downtown (833 of 2,341) and their opponents are knocking down 77.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 12.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the field (13th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-7)
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