Los Angeles Clippers at Dallas Mavericks - 5/30/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (44-31) vs Los Angeles Clippers (48-27)
Game Info: Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 9:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks meet Sunday in game four of the NBA West Playoffs at the American Airlines Center.
The Los Angeles Clippers need another win here to even up the series at 2-2. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114 points on 51.6 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 50.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 34.3 points and eight rebounds while Paul George is averaging 26.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 85.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 50.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116 points on 50.8 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 51.6 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 38 points and nine assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 20.3 points and 3.7 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is grabbing two rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 50.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game.
The Clippers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Clippers last 5 overall. The over is 7-1 in Mavericks last 8 overall. The Clippers are 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Dallas and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Los Angeles Clippers shot 57.9 percent from the field in their game three victory and still had issues putting away the Mavericks. When Luka is on the court, the Mavs have badly outplayed the Clippers and they have no answer on the defensive side. The Mavericks also have to be treating this as a must-win game, as they lose a ton of momentum if they allow the Clippers to even things up. I'm concerned about the lack of scoring depth from the Clippers, as you can only really count on Kawhi and PG13. Give me the Mavs and the free bucket.