The Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday in NBA season action at the American Airlines Center. The Los Angeles Clippers are looking for a win after splitting their first two games of the season. The Dallas Mavericks are looking for another win after beating jazz in their opening season.
The Los Angeles Clippers have lost five of their last six preseason games. The Los Angeles Clippers average 100.5 points on 40.6 percent shooting and allow 107.5 points on 44 percent shooting. Brandon Boston Jr. is averaging 15 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Terance Mann averages 12.5 points and three assists. Luke Kennard is the third double-digit scorer and Paul George takes two rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers shoot 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers allow 30 percent shooting deep and take 54 rebounds per game. Match.
The Dallas Mavericks have won five of their last six preseason games. The Dallas Mavericks have an average of 111 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allow 101 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic averages 19 points and five assists, while Boban Marjanovic averages 14 points and three rebounds. Carlik Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson takes five rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks shoot 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks allow 30.8 percent to shoot deep and take 54 rebounds per game. Match.
The Clippers have 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Friday games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
The Clippers are not playing with a full roster and I strongly doubt they are going to give PG13 significant minutes in the preseason. The Dallas Mavericks looked really good in their opening season preseason and they are led by a guy in Luka who pushes to play whenever he can. And even though this is only the preseason, the Mavericks need to build some confidence against the Clippers as they are the team that has jumped them from the playoffs back-to-back years. Give me Mavs.
Randy Chambers free choice:
Dallas Mavericks -3.5