Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers, Game 1. Favoritism is on the side of the Clippers because of the experience that some roster players have, but youth also has its strength in the Dallas side. The playoffs will be as exciting as last season, but the intensity on the court will be different without the crowd.
Dallas Mavericks: Ready for the round.
The Mavericks are looking forward to the first game of the playoffs. After a difficult and well-worked regular season with 43-32 in the seventh place in the Western Conference. This is the first time in the past three years that the Mavericks have made the playoffs. The last playoff round played was in the 2015-16 season against Oklahoma City Thunder (1-4 lost).
The team is scoring an average of 117 points per game this season, 41.65 FG points, 77.9% free throw shots, 15.15 three pointers, 24.65 assists and 28.97 points per quarter. The defense allows up to 112.1 points per game and 12.25 three pointers. During the regular season, the Mavericks lost two games to the Clippers, the most recent being after the holidays from coronavirus 111-126.
The good news is that Kristaps Porzingis will likely be available for this first game against the Clippers. The team continues to be led by Luka Doncic with 28.8 points per game, and Porzingis with 20.4 points. The two of them are the only ones averaging over twenty points this season.
Los Angeles Clippers: We know how to win at Disney World.
The Clippers have a clear advantage over the Mavericks. They know the their rival’s weakness. The Clippers closed the regular season 49-23 in second place in the conference. In the most recent game against the Mavericks, the Clippers were more efficient on FG points with 62%, 5.7% turnovers, and 23.7 offensive rebounds.
The team won the first and second half of that game. Three quarters with the exception of the second quarter which was a 36-36 tie.
The average per game for the Clippers is 116.3 points per game, 41.56 FG points, 79.1% free throw shots, 12.43 three pointers, 10.69 offensive rebounds, 23.72 assists and 28.92 points per quarter. The defense allows up to 109.9 points per game.
Kawhi Leonard is the Clippers’ most dominant player averaging 27.1 points per game, 47% Fg points, 37.8% three pointers and 88.6% free throw shots. Paul George is second on the list with 21.5 points per game, 43.9% FG points and 41.2% three pointers. Harrell is probably available for this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers 08/17/2020 is: take the OVER 229 (TOTALS).
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