Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers - 8/19/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (43-33) at Los Angeles Clippers (50-23)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 9:00 pm (AdventHealth Arena)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -6 -- Over/Under: 230 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers meet Wednesday in game two of NBA playoff action at the AdventHealth Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a bounce back showing to even up this series at 1-1. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 110 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 118 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 42 points and nine assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 18 points and six rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is grabbing three rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 87.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers have a chance at a victory to take an impressive 2-0 series lead. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 118 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 29 points and 12 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 27 points and three assists. Marcus Morris is the third double-digit scorer and Lou Williams is dishing five assists. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Clippers last 7 overall. The Mavericks are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers are now 2-0 SU and ATS against the Mavs in the bubble, and they're 3-0 SU against them since January. The Clippers have also been money all season whenever playing with a full roster, which they're doing now. However, the Mavericks showed they can hang with the Clippers on the offensive end, and who knows how game one turns out if Porzingis didn't get tossed early in the second half. Luka is only going to get more comfortable the more he sees these defensive looks, and I expect the Mavs to have a chip on its shoulder after feeling they were done wrong by the refs in game one.
I want the points with the Mavericks.