Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers - 5/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (47-26) vs Dallas Mavericks (43-30)
Game Info: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -6 -- Over/Under: 216 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers meet Tuesday in game two of the NBA West Playoffs at the Staples Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look for another road win to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 113 points on 50 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 44 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 31 points and 11 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 21 points and four rebounds. Dorian Finney-Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is grabbing one rebound. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 47.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers need a win here to even up the series at 1-1. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 103 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 50 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26 points and 10 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23 points and six rebounds. Nicolas Batum is the third double-digit scorer and Rajon Rondo is grabbing four rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 27.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 47.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Tuesday games. The Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Mavericks last 6 overall. The under is 13-3-1 in Clippers last 17 overall. The Mavericks are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks looked way too comfortable on the offensive side in game one and they have a player in Luka Doncic who is more than capable of taking over this series. The Los Angeles Clippers struggled at both ends of the floor for long stretches and unless somebody else steps up offensively as a third guy, this series could get quite difficult. I'd expect the Clippers to play hard and possibly win, but the value remains with the Mavs and the free points.