Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers - 8/25/20 NBA Picks and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers - 8/25/20 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks (45-34) at Los Angeles Clippers (51-25)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 9:00 pm (AdventHealth Arena)

The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 236 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers meet Tuesday in game five of NBA playoff action at the AdventHealth Arena.    

The Dallas Mavericks look for another upset victory to take a 3-2 series lead. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 123.5 points on 49.2 percent shooting and allowing 123.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 31.5 points and 9.8 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 23.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for a bounce back performance to take a 3-2 series lead. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 123.8 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 123.5 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 33 points and 10 rebounds while Lou Williams is averaging 20.8 points and 5.5 assists. Paul George is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.

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The Mavericks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Clippers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 11-2 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games and 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Mavericks last 9 overall. The over is 8-2 in Clippers last 10 overall. The Mavericks are 3-7-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

It's quite clear that the ankle isn't bothering Luka Doncic, as he dominated game four and gave the Mavs a serious momentum shift in this series. The results for Kristaps Porzingis' injury also came back negative and there's a chance he plays in this game as well. This series has been tight and neither defense can seem to stop the opposing offense. Throw in the possibility of Porzingis returning and Paul George still not able to buy a basket, and I'm not sure how you turn down the points with the Mavericks. Unless PG13 breaks out of this slump, this series feels closer to a toss-up. 

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