Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Clippers - 6/6/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Clippers (50-28) vs Dallas Mavericks (45-33)
Game Info: Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Clippers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 212 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday in game seven of the NBA West Playoffs at the Staples Center. The Mavericks are a win away from advancing to the second round for the first time since the 2010-11 season. The Los Angeles Clippers are a win away from making the second round back-to-back years.
The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 105.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 34 points and 9.7 assists while Tim Hardaway Jr. is averaging 18 points and 3.3 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis is the third double-digit scorer and Boban Marjanovic is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 108.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 32.8 points and 7.5 rebounds while Paul George is averaging 23.8 points and 9.5 rebounds. Reggie Jackson is the third double-digit scorer and Marcus Morris Sr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 40.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Clippers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Mavericks last 10 overall. The under is 16-5-1 in Clippers last 22 overall. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Clippers are the better team from top to bottom and there's a lot history of the home team dominating in game sevens. The Clippers should be favored and should win. However, the only consistent thing in this series is that the road team has won every game. Right when it looks like a team has momentum, they lose at home. And even if the Clippers win, this feels like a lot of points to just give the Mavs when Luka has been the best player in this series for the most part. I'll take the points.