Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks - 8/30/20 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (52-25) at Dallas Mavericks (45-35)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, August 30, 2020 at 3:30 pm (AdventHealth Arena)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks +10 -- Over/Under: 238.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday in game six of NBA playoff action at the AdventHealth Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks need a win here to save their season and force a game seven on Tuesday. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 121 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 129.8 points on 50.4 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 29.6 points and 8.6 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 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 40.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers look for another victory to close out this series and advance to the next playoff round. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 129.8 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 32.8 points and 9.4 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 19.2 points and 3.4 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 40.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 2 days rest and 15-6 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 39-19 ATS in their last 58 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 overall. The over is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 overall. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
There's probably not a team in the playoffs that benefited more from the couple of off days more than the Dallas Mavericks. While Kristaps Porzingis has been ruled out for remainder of the season, the strike gave Doncic and Burke more time to heal their ankles, Hardaway more time to nurse his back and Finney-Smith time to rest his hip. The Mavs didn't look good heading into a game six a couple days ago, but an extra two days could do wonders and create a healthier team capable of fighting for their season. Patrick Beverley is still listed as doubtful with a calf injury. I'll take my chances with the Mavericks and the boatload of points.