Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Prediction NBA Picks 4/23/24

LA Clippers (52-31) vs Dallas Mavericks (50-33)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: LA Clippers +105 / Dallas Mavericks -125 --- Over/Under: 219.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Dallas Mavericks and LA Clippers meet Tuesday in Game 2 West NBA Playoffs action at the crypto.com Arena. Here’s a Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers prediction.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks look for a win to even up the series, as they entered this matchup as the betting favorite. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 97 points on 38.8 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33 points and 6 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 31 points and 4 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 50 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

LA Clippers Betting Preview

The LA Clippers look to take a surprise 2-0 series lead in the eyes of many. The LA Clippers are averaging 109 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 97 points on 38.8 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 28 points and 2 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 22 points and 6 rebounds. Ivica Zubac is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing 4 rebounds. The LA Clippers are shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free throw line. The LA Clippers are allowing 30.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Injury Report

Greg Brown III is the only player out for the Mavericks, and he hasn’t played since January due to personal reasons. Brown, a third year forward out of Texas, has played 40 minutes for the Mavericks this season. Kawhi Leonard is listed as questionable for the Clippers. Leonard is dealing with a knee injury and hasn’t played since March.

Los Angeles Clippers Team Facts

  • The Clippers have lost each of their last six Game 2s of a playoff series.
  • The Clippers have failed to cover the spread in eight of their last nine games after winning as underdogs.
  • Eight of the last nine games between the Mavericks and Clippers have gone UNDER the total points line.

Dallas Mavericks Team Facts

  • The Mavericks have lost eight of their last nine playoff road games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • The Mavericks have failed to cover the spread in eight of their last nine playoff road games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Each of the Mavericks' last nine night games against Pacific Division opponents have gone UNDER the total points line.

Los Angeles Clippers Player Facts

  • James Harden ranks 4th amongst qualified players for assists per game (8.5) this season.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • P.J. Washington is one of only three players to have scored 40+ points off the bench in a game this season.
  • Kyrie Irving ranks 7th amongst qualified players for FT% (90.5%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Clippers rank 27th in the league for opponent offensive rebounds per game this season (11.1).
  • The Clippers are one of four teams to rank in the top-10 for both three-point percentage and free throw percentage this season.
  • The Mavericks are one of only two teams to win 15+ games when trailing at HT this season.
  • The Mavericks are one of only two teams to lose a game when leading by 20+ points after Q1 this season.

Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers prediction

The Mavericks entered this series with a lot of momentum, and you have to still believe in a Kyrie - Luka duo. However, the Clippers looked too comfortable in their game 1 victory and Harden looked like Harden of old. The Mavs couldn't get in an offensive rhythm in game 1 and Luka looked way too frustrated. Also, there's a chance Kawhi comes back for this one, considering he's listed as questionable at the time of this article. If the Clippers are going to continue to defend, and they get their star player back, this is a game the home team should win. The value is with the Clippers and the free bucket. I'll take it. 

Randy’s Pick LA Clippers +2.5

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