Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 11/10/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Friday, November 10, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-Dallas
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+1)
The Los Angeles Clippers (3-4) are traveling to American Airlines Center on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Dallas Mavericks (6-2). Dallas is 1-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The total is set at 230.
The Clippers took the court against the Nets and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 100-93 in their last game. Los Angeles walked away from the contest having earned a 39.6% field goal percentage (36 of 91) and made 8 of their 36 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Clippers knocked down 13 of their 13 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 51 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 22 dimes in the game while forcing the other team into 14 turnovers and having 10 steals. In the matter of the defense, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 40.2% from the floor on 37 of 92 shooting. Brooklyn dished out 22 assists and had 10 steals in this contest. Moreover, Brooklyn snagged 49 rebounds (14 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 8 blocks. Brooklyn finished the game at 84.6% at the charity stripe by making 11 of their 13 tries. They also knocked down 15 out of their 41 tries from beyond the perimeter. When discussing personal fouls, the Clippers ended up walking away with 15 and the Nets finished the game with 14 personal fouls.
Paul George is one player who played a role for this game. He notched 27 points on 11 of 17 shooting. He played 32 minutes and totaled 3 boards. George ended up shooting 64.7% from the floor and dished out 6 assists.
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Los Angeles comes into this one with a record of 3-4 for the year. They are averaging 113.9 points per contest (13th in the league) while connecting on 48.9% from the floor. The Clippers are shooting 38.1% from downtown (93 of 244) and 75.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling down 43.0 rebounds per contest and has 170 assists for the season, which has them ranked 27th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 16.7 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 20.7 personal fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Clippers are able to force 17.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.3 personal fouls. They concede 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 7th in basketball in opponents points per game (108.1). The Clippers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.8% (278 of 620) and they surrender 44.3 boards per game as a team. They rank 5th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 169 surrendered for the season.
In their last game, the Mavericks walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 127-116 when they played the Raptors. The Mavericks were able to snag 32 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 38 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 4 steals for the matchup. The Raptors committed 25 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 31 shots. They were able to convert 19 of the free throw tries for a clip of 61.3%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Dallas buried 17 out of their 41 tries (41.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Mavericks finished 40 out of 84 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.6%. The Mavericks permitted the Raptors to knock down 49 of 99 attempts from the field which had them shooting 49.5% in this matchup. They went 30.6% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 11 out of 36 and ended up going 18 out of 27 at the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding rebounds, Dallas allowed Toronto to grab 50 overall (15 offensive).
Luka Doncic was important for the Mavericks for this game. He converted 13 out of 25 for the contest giving him a rate of 52.0%, and accounted for 13 rebounds. Doncic tallied 33 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood and had 10 assists for this game.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 6-2 so far this year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Mavericks are shooting 48.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 10th in the league. Dallas has scored 961 points for the season (120.1 per contest) and they grab 41.4 boards per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 24.4 times per game (19th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 13.5 times per game. The Mavericks are responsible for committing 17.8 personal fouls per game and they hit 73.5% from the free throw line.
The Mavericks are ranked 20th in basketball in points given up per game with 115.8. They are forcing their opponents into 15.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 49.1% from the floor (26th in the league). The Dallas defense allows 35.8% on shots from 3-point land (97 of 271) and their opponents are connecting on 70.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 27.6 dimes and 45.1 boards every game, which ranks them 24th and 20th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+1)
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