Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 1/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Crypto.com Arena is the location where the Los Angeles Clippers will compete against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.
The Mavericks took the court against the Thunder and took a loss by a final of 120-109 in their last game. In regard to personal fouls, the Mavericks finished with 19 while the Thunder accounted for 26 personal fouls. They converted 12 of their 28 attempts from downtown. Oklahoma City finished shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by burying 16 of 20 attempts. Furthermore, Oklahoma City had 47 boards (12 offensive, 35 defensive) and added 1 block. Oklahoma City doled out 27 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. With respect to defense, Dallas let their opponent shoot 48.9% from the field on 46 out of 94 shooting. They also recorded 21 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. With respect to rebounding, they compiled a total of 39 with 8 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Mavericks knocked down 33 of their 42 shots for a percentage of 78.6%. Dallas wrapped up the game having earned a 42.5% FG percentage (31 of 73) and converted 14 of their 39 shots from distance.
Christian Wood is a guy who came through in this game. Wood shot 61.5% from the field and dished out 2 assists. He played for 39 minutes played and pulled down 16 rebounds. He recorded 27 points on 8 out of 13 shooting.
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Dallas comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 23-18 this season. They are giving up possession 12.4 times per contest and as a group they commit 21.0 fouls every game. As a team, Dallas is pulling down 39.0 boards per game and is sitting with 896 assists so far this year, which is 28th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Mavericks are shooting 35.8% on three-point attempts (601 of 1,679) and 74.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 112.4 points per contest (18th in the NBA) while hitting 46.9% from the floor.
When they are on defense, the Mavericks have forced 14.1 turnovers per game and they draw 22.8 personal fouls. They rank 10th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 985 surrendered on the campaign. The Mavericks defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 48.0% (1,665 of 3,469) and they relinquish 43.9 rebounds per game as a group. They relinquish 35.4% from beyond the arc and they rank 7th in basketball in PPG allowed (111.0).
For their last game, the Clippers went home defeated by a final of 112-108 against the Hawks. With respect to cleaning up the glass, Los Angeles permitted Atlanta to get 43 in all (7 offensive). They shot 30.8% from downtown by shooting 8 out of 26 and ended up shooting 16 of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). The Clippers allowed the Hawks to make 44 out of 89 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 49.4% for the matchup. When all was said and done, the Clippers went 37 for 95 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.9%. When it comes to 3-point attempts, Los Angeles converted 10 of their 30 attempts (33.3%). They were able to convert 24 of the free throw tries for a clip of 77.4%. The Hawks committed 18 personal fouls for the contest which got the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 31 attempts. They also turned it over 11 times, while recording 6 steals for this contest. The Clippers were able to collect 38 defensive boards and 21 offensive boards totaling 59 for the contest.
Kawhi Leonard was important for the Clippers in the matchup. Leonard accumulated 29 points in his 38 minutes on the court and accounted for 4 assists for the game. He converted 9 of 23 for this contest for a rate of 39.1%, and had 7 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 21-21 so far this year. The Clippers commit 19.7 fouls per contest while shooting 76.3% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 22.9 times per game (25th in the league) and they cough up possession 15.1 times per contest. Los Angeles has totaled 4,584 points on the year (109.1 per game) and they average 44.1 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Clippers are connecting on 46.1% from the field, which ranks them 23rd in the league.
The Los Angeles defense concedes 34.2% on shots from 3-point land (487 of 1,426) and their opposition makes 77.2% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 24.4 assists and 44.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 10th and 21st in the league. The Clippers are ranked 4th in the league in PPG given up with 110.2. They are able to force 13.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.1% from the floor (6th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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