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LA Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 4-21-24 Picks

Dallas Mavericks (50-32) vs. LA Clippers (51-31)
April 21, 2024 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: LA Clippers +2.5; Over/Under: 223
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The Dallas Mavericks and LA Clippers meet Sunday in Game 1 West NBA Playoffs action at the Arena. Here’s a Mavericks vs Clippers prediction.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks recently beat the Hornets and Heat, while losing to the Pistons and Thunder. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 117.9 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.6 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.9 points and 9.8 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.6 points and 5 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game.

LA Clippers Betting Preview

The LA Clippers are coming off losses to the Suns, Jazz, and Rockets. The LA Clippers are averaging 115.6 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 23.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 22.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. James Harden is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The LA Clippers are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The LA Clippers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.

Los Angeles Clippers Team Facts

  • The Clippers have lost 10 of their last 11 Western Conference First Round games at Arena.
  • The Clippers have failed to cover the spread in 10 of their last 11 home games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Each of the Clippers’ last eight home games against Southwest Division opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Dallas Mavericks Team Facts

  • The Mavericks have won each of their last 10 games as favorites against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Mavericks have covered the spread in 12 of their last 13 games as road favorites against Western Conference opponents following a loss.
  • Each of the Mavericks’ last nine games against Pacific Division opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Mavericks vs Clippers prediction

The Mavericks are as hot as any team entering the postseason, and that includes 7 wins and 7 covers in their last 10 games. The Mavs are dangerous and a trendy pick to make a deep run. The Clippers ended the season with 3 straight losses, and it doesn’t look like Kawhi Leonard is ready to play. Harden is also dealing with a knee issue, despite being listed as probable. The Mavs are just in a better spot both health wise and form, and I’m not eager to step in front of them right now. The Clippers will have their chances at home, but no Kawhi is huge. Give me the Mavericks.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Dallas Mavericks -2.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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