Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 5/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-3)
American Airlines Center is the site where and the Dallas Mavericks (42-30) will take on the Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) on Sunday in Game 4 of their series. Dallas leads 2-1. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 230.
The Clippers walked away with a win by a score of 118-108 in Game 3. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest having earned a 57.9% field goal percentage (44 of 76) and knocked down 13 of their 31 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Clippers knocked down 17 of their 18 shots for a rate of 94.4%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected 39 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 24 assists for this contest as well as forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 4 steals. Pertaining to defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to go 44.2% from the floor on 38 out of 86 shooting. Dallas totaled 17 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Moreover, Dallas snagged 33 boards (13 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Dallas finished 66.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 12 of their 18 attempts. They also made 20 of 39 tries from long range.
Kawhi Leonard is a guy who played a role in this contest. He ended up walking away with 36 points on 13 of 17 shooting. He played for 42:20 mins and totaled 8 rebounds. Leonard finished shooting 76.5% from the field and also dished out 3 assists. Someone else that came through in the game for the Clippers was Paul George. He snagged 7 rebounds in his 41:12 min played on the night. He finished shooting 61.1% from the field in this contest by going 11-of-18 (29 points). When the game finished, George accounted for 4 assists.
Los Angeles comes into this one with a mark of 47-25 for the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per game and as a team they are committing 19.2 fouls per contest. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 44.2 boards per game and has accumulated 1,756 assists this season, which has them ranked 17th in the league in terms of passing. The Clippers are shooting 41.1% on 3-point shots (1,027 of 2,498) and 83.9% from the charity stripe. They average 114.0 pts per game (10th in the league) while connecting on 48.2% from the floor. On defense, the Clippers are able to force 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.1 fouls. They are ranked 3rd in basketball in giving up assists with 1,650 conceded for the season. The Clippers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.4% (925 of 1,303) and they concede 41.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They relinquish 35.6% from beyond the arc while they are 4th in the NBA in PPG allowed (107.8).
In their Game 3 loss, the Mavericks were able to snag 20 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 33 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while earning 4 steals in the matchup. The Clippers earned 21 fouls for this contest which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 66.7%. In terms of three-point attempts, Dallas knocked down 20 out of their 39 tries (51.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Mavericks shot 38 for 86 from the floor which had them shooting 44.2%. The Mavericks permitted the Clippers to knock down 44 out of their 76 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 57.9% in the matchup. They shot 41.9% from downtown by connecting on 13 of 31 and ended up going 17 out of 18 at the free throw line (94.4%). When talking about rebounding, Dallas permitted Los Angeles to grab 39 in total (7 on the offensive glass).
Luka Doncic ended up being a factor for the Mavericks for this contest. He made 15 out of 28 for this game for a rate of 53.6%, and had 9 rebounds. Doncic recorded 44 points in his 38:36 mins of playing time and earned 9 dimes in the game. One more player who came through for Dallas was Maxi Kleber. He ended up finishing with 1 assist in 35:01 minutes on the hardwood, and he converted 5 out of 9 from the floor. Kleber ended the game having shot 55.6% from the field in addition to collecting 14 points and 1 rebound.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 42-30 for the campaign. The Mavericks commit 19.4 fouls every game and they hit 77.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 22.9 times per game (26th in the NBA) and they turn it over 12.1 times per contest. Dallas has scored 8,096 pts so far this season (112.4 per game) and they collect 43.3 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Mavericks are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which ranks them 13th in basketball. The Mavericks on the defensive side of the court are 9th in the league in PPG allowed with 110.2. They have conceded 22.7 assists and 43.9 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 2nd and 15th in the league. The Dallas defense allows 36.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (925 of 2,537) and their opponents are converting on 76.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.0% from the floor (9th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (+3) and under 230 points
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