Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/27/20

Los Angeles Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/27/20 Photo by Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks (0-2) at Los Angeles Clippers (2-0)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 3:30 pm (Staples Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 230 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers meet Sunday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Dallas Mavericks need a win to rebound from a quick 0-2 start. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 108.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 122 points on 52.4 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 29.5 points and six assists while Josh Richardson is averaging 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Trey Burke is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing four rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 43.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Clippers look for another win to improve to 3-0 on the season. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 118.5 points on 50.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 28 points and 5.5 rebounds while Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Ivica Zubac is grabbing three rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game.

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The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 overall. The under is 6-2-2 in Clippers last 10 overall. The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings.

The Dallas Mavericks have had issues defensively through two games and are struggling to find consistent offense outside of Luka. The Los Angeles Clippers are rolling at both ends of the floor and comfortably beat two title contenders in the Lakers and Nuggets. While the season is still young, it's hard to bet against the Clippers in their current form, especially with the Mavs struggling defensively out of the gate. I'll eat the reasonable chalk here.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Clippers -4.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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