NBA Free Picks: Los Angeles Clippers @ Dallas Mavericks
The Lakers lead the NBA power rankings, but it’s the Dallas Mavericks that everyone is talking about.
They’ll host Doc Rivers’s Clippers for our Tuesday night Western Conference matchup at the American Airlines Center.
Will the Clippers be able to stop the Mavs?
- 01Los Angeles Clippers (1.62) @ Dallas Mavericks (2.20)
- 02Parlay Pick: Dallas Mavericks to win & over 225.5 total (4.11)
- 03Dallas Mavericks to win & be first team to 45 points (4.20)
Los Angeles Clippers (1.62) @ Dallas Mavericks (2.20)
The return of Paul George has had an almost immediate impact on the Clippers performances. They overcame the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, in a one-sided game that finished 134-109.
The Clippers, who are 12-5 outright, are the first team on the Mavericks winning-streak that may actually match them in offense and defense.
The Clippers will be able to shutout Doncic, while putting up points at the other end of the court.
However, the Mavericks boast the best offensive numbers in the league. They are operating with a 47.1 field goal shooting percentage in a match-up against the tenth ranked defensive team in the league.
The Mavs are ranked 8th in the league for team defense. Though this is a good stat, they aren’t a team that generates a lot of blocks or turnovers.
But you simply cannot count out the Mavs with Luca Doncic playing the way he is.
Expect the Mavericks to win at home.
Parlay Pick: Dallas Mavericks to win & over 225.5 total (4.11)
The return of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George from injury is a message to the rest of the league that these NBA All-stars mean business. Though this won’t bother this young and confident Mavs team, they have their own stars.
Like Dallas, the Clippers are on a 5-game winning streak, dropping a 150 points on the Atlanta Hawks last week. But they’ll be up against a totally different animal tonight, will they have enough to stop Rick Carlisle’s men?
The last time the Mavericks, who are 11-5 overall, played a team as well-rounded as this, it was up against the Celtics towards the start of the season - which they lost.
Though the NBA betting odds favour a Clippers road win, we see the Mavericks run of form going on and on.
The smart money says Dallas to win & over 225.5 total.
Dallas Mavericks to win & be first team to 45 points (4.20)
In their last game against the Rockets, the Mavericks took a 10-point lead in the first and never looked back.
Rick Carlisle even stated the importance of getting ahead and playing from a leading position after the game.
We can see Dallas going for a similar game plan against the Clippers, though it may not be as easy as last time. But as long as the big Slovenian is on the court, anything can happen.
The only downside for the Mavericks is the fact they’ll be without Max Kleber, who put away some important threes against Houston on Sunday, who has suffered a minor a knee contusion.
We are enjoying watching the Dallas Mavs playing as much as everyone else is right now, so we wanted to dedicate our Tuesday NBA free pick to them.
Take Dallas Mavericks to win & be the first to 45 points.