Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks - 5/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks - 5/28/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks (44-30) vs Los Angeles Clippers (47-27)

Game Info: Friday, May 28, 2021 at 9:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

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The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday in game three of the NBA West Playoffs at the American Airlines Center.

The Los Angeles Clippers need a win here to have any real chance of winning this series already down 0-2. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 112 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 120 points on 54.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 33.5 points and eight rebounds while Paul George is averaging 25.5 points and nine rebounds. Nicolas Batum is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Jackson is grabbing two rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 50 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game.

The Dallas Mavericks have a chance to take an impressive 3-0 lead and all but put this series to bed. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 120 points on 54.4 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 35 points and nine assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 24.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is grabbing two rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game.

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The Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 10-3-1 in Clippers last 14 overall. The over is 6-1 in Mavericks last 7 overall. The Clippers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Dallas and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Los Angeles Clippers are getting the benefit of the doubt here, as many think they're title contenders and there's no way they're going down 0-3 in a series. However, what have you seen in this series that makes you confident the Clippers can turn this around? The Clippers aren't getting consistent scoring from anybody outside of Kawhi and PG13. Luka Doncic is also exposing everything the Clippers throw at him defensively and if Tim Hardaway keeps playing at this level, it's curtains. We also can't ignore the crowd for the Mavs, as this will be the first time in a long time a lot of fans will be in the building. The Mavs should play up to the crowd. Give me the free bucket.

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Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks +2

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