Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks - 3/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (20-18) vs Los Angeles Clippers (26-15)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 9:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks +3 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 115.1 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 22.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 41.8 percent from beyond the arc and 84.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning 11 of their last 15 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.1 points and 9.3 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.8 points and 8.4 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog. The over is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall. The under is 8-2 in Mavericks last 10 overall. The Clippers are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Dallas and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers just beat the Mavericks on Monday and are the better team here overall, but they're also a club that's hard to figure out and you never know who is going to play from game to game. The Dallas Mavericks are still playing their best ball of the season, which includes winning their last five games by an average of three points while allowing 43 percent shooting from the field. It's not easy to beat a good team twice in three days. Give me the free bucket with the Mavs at home.