Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 6/4/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-3)
The Los Angeles Clippers (47-25) are headed to American Airlines Center on Friday where they'll take on the Dallas Mavericks (42-30) in Game 6 of their series. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 216.5.
The Clippers took a loss by a final of 105-100 in Game 5. Los Angeles wrapped up the game having earned a 41.3% field goal percentage (33 of 80) and buried 14 of their 38 shots from 3-point land. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Clippers buried 20 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. With respect to rebounding, they earned a total of 47 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 25 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 8 turnovers and having 5 steals. Pertaining to defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 41.6% from the field on 37 of 89 shooting. Dallas dished out 21 dimes and had 9 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Dallas had 45 boards (11 offensive, 34 defensive) and earned 10 blocks. Dallas finished 89.5% when shooting free throws by converting 17 of 19 shots. They converted 14 of 36 shots from 3-point land.
Paul George is one guy who was a major factor for this contest. He ended up finishing with 23 points on 7 out of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38:31 mins and totaled 10 rebounds. George ended up going 46.7% from the field and also totaled 6 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Clippers was Kawhi Leonard. He grabbed 5 rebounds in his 41:32 minutes on the hardwood. He ended up going 36.8% from the floor in the game by shooting 7-of-19 (20 points). When the final whistle blew, Leonard had 5 assists.
Los Angeles enters this game with a record of 47-25 on the year. The Clippers are shooting 41.1% on three-point attempts (1,027 of 2,498) and 83.9% from the free throw line. They average 114.0 points per contest (10th in the NBA) while shooting 48.2% from the field. They are losing possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.2 fouls per game. As a team, Los Angeles is collecting 44.2 boards per game and has accounted for 1,756 dimes this season, which is 17th in the NBA in terms of passing. On defense, the Clippers are able to force 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.1 fouls. They give up 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 4th in the league in points per game allowed (107.8). The Clippers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.4% (925 of 1,303) and they concede 41.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They currently rank 3rd in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,650 conceded so far this year.
In their Game 5 win, the Mavericks pulled down 34 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the matchup. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 9 steals for the game. The Clippers earned 20 fouls in this matchup which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to convert 17 of the free throw tries for a rate of 89.5%. When discussing shots from distance, Dallas buried 14 of 36 tries (38.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Mavericks went 37 for 89 from the field which had them shooting 41.6%. The Mavericks allowed the Clippers to bury 33 of 80 attempts from the field which had them shooting 41.3% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 36.8% from distance by going 14 of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 20 of 25 at the free throw line (80.0%). Concerning how they rebounded, Dallas allowed Los Angeles to grab 47 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Luka Doncic ended up being a factor for the Mavericks in the matchup. He converted 17 out of 37 in this game for a field goal percentage of 45.9%, and had 8 rebounds. Doncic recorded 42 points in his 42:31 minutes on the court and had 14 assists for the contest. One more player that ended being a contributor for Dallas was Tim Hardaway. He finished this one with 2 assists in 45:14 mins on the court, and he shot 6 out of 19 from the floor. Hardaway ended the game having shot 31.6% from the floor in addition to collecting 20 points and 7 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 42-30 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Mavericks are shooting 47.0% from the field, which is ranked 13th in the league. Dallas has accounted for 8,096 points on the season (112.4 per contest) and they pull in 43.3 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 22.9 times per contest (26th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 12.1 times per game. The Mavericks are responsible for committing 19.4 fouls per game while shooting 77.8% from the charity stripe. The Mavericks defensively are ranked 9th in the league in PPG surrendered with 110.2. They are forcing 12.6 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.0% from the floor (9th in the NBA). The Dallas defense gives up 36.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (925 of 2,537) and opponents are connecting on 76.4% of their free throw shots. They surrender 22.7 dimes and 43.9 rebounds every game, which ranks them 2nd and 15th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-3)
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