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Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Prediction 5-3-24 Picks

LA Clippers (53-34) vs. Dallas Mavericks (53-34)
May 3, 2024 9:30 pm EDT
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -7.5; Over/Under: +207
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The Dallas Mavericks play host to the Los Angeles Clippers in NBA Playoffs Game 6 at the American Airlines Center on Friday night. Here’s a Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Prediction.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have lost three of the last four games and they are now hoping to stave off elimination after getting thrashed by the Mavericks in an ugly 123-93 loss in Game 5 on Wednesday. Paul George led the team in scoring with 15 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, Ivica Zubac added 15 points on seven of eight shooting while Norman Powell chipped in with 14 points off the bench. As a team, the Clippers shot just 37 percent from the field and nine of 35 from the 3-point line as they struggled right from the start, falling behind by 10 points at halftime, and things only got worse in the second half where they allowed 67 points. With Kawhi Leonard out, the Clippers needed someone like James Harden to step up but he finished with just seven points on two of 12 shooting while Russell Westbrook scored just six points on two of 11 shooting off the bench.

Dallas Mavericks

Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks will be brimming with confidence after making light work of the Clippers in a dominant win in Game 5. Luka Doncic led the team with 35 points, seven rebounds and 10 assists, Maxi Kleber added 15 points off the bench while Kyrie Irving and Jaden Hardy scored 14 points each. As a team, the Mavericks shot a healthy 54 percent from the field and 14 of 39 from the 3-point line as they played excellent defense to keep the Clippers quiet in the first half, before they caught fire in the second half to make it look easy in the end. PJ Washington had a rough game as he finished with just two points on one of seven shooting.

Dallas Mavericks Team Facts

  • The Mavericks have won eight of their last nine night games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Mavericks have covered the spread in 11 of their last 12 night games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Each of the Mavericks’ last seven night games at American Airlines Center have gone UNDER the total points line.

Los Angeles Clippers Team Facts

  • The Clippers have won four of their last five playoff games as underdogs against Southwest Division opponents following a loss.
  • The Clippers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last seven night games against Southwest Division opponents.
  • Each of the Clippers’ last five games against the Mavericks following a home loss have gone UNDER the total points line.

Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Prediction

The Clippers are still shorthanded, with Terance Mann and Kawhi Leonard both ruled out. The Mavericks are still without Tim Hardaway Jr… The Clippers need to come up with their best game to avoid getting thrashed once again, as they can’t afford to get off to another slow start like they did in Game 5. There is still so much room for improvement if players like Harden and Westbrook can step up. However, the Mavericks hold all the momentum at the moment and I don’t see them missing out a chance to close out the Clippers at home.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Dallas -7.5

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Peter Tran

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