Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks - 8/6/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (45-22) at Dallas Mavericks (41-29)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +4 -- Over/Under: 231.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks meet Thursday in NBA action at the
The Los Angeles Clippers look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 116.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.8 points and 7.2 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 21.4 points and 3.8 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks could use a win here after losing four of their last six games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 29 points and 8.8 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.9 points and 9.5 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.4 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Dallas.
The Los Angeles Clippers are getting closer to full strength with Lou Will back in the lineup, and they've been nearly unbeatable this season when all their players are available. The Dallas Mavericks have more to play for in terms of seeding, but they've struggled big time defensively and have played a lot of basketball with two of their three games going to overtime. I don't trust the Mavs right now if we're being honest. The Los Angeles Clippers are easily the better and more balanced team here, and they should also be eager to bounce back with the way they just lost to the Phoenix Suns. The Clippers have lost two or more games in a row just once since November 16.
I'll lay the buckets with the Clippers.