LA Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks 4/26/24

Dallas Mavericks (51-33) vs LA Clippers (52-32)

Game Info: Friday, April 26, 2024 at 8:00 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -170 / LA Clippers +138 --- Over/Under: 210.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The LA Clippers and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday in Game 3 West NBA Playoffs action at the American Airlines Center. Here’s a Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Prediction.

LA Clippers Betting Preview

The LA Clippers look to regain home court advantage while taking a 2-1 series lead. The LA Clippers are averaging 101 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 96.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 25 points and 4 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 22 points and 4 rebounds. Ivica Zubac is the third double-digit scorer and Kawhi Leonard is grabbing 7 rebounds. The LA Clippers are shooting 39.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The LA Clippers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks look to build on their game 2 win to take a 2-1 series lead. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 96.5 points on 40.4 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 46 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 32.5 points and 7.5 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 27 points and 6.5 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 50 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Injury Report

After playing his first game of April in game 2, Kawhi Leonard is questionable with a knee injury he’s been dealing with over the last month. The Mavericks will be without Greg Brown III, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Olivier-Maxence Prosper. Daniel Gafford is questionable for the Mavericks with a back injury he suffered in game 2.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • Luka Doncic ranks 1st amongst qualified players for points per game (33.9) this season.
  • Kyrie Irving ranks 7th amongst qualified players for FT% (90.5%) this season.

Los Angeles Clippers Player Facts

  • Paul George ranks 1st amongst qualified Forwards for FT% (90.7%) this season.
  • Ivica Zubac ranks 3rd amongst qualified players for FG% (64.9%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (4.0).
  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (39.5).
  • The Clippers are one of only two teams to record five or more losses when leading by a margin of 10+ points after Q1 this season.
  • The Clippers rank 3rd in the league for free throw percentage this season (82.5%).

Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Prediction

Kawhi Leonard being questionable after playing in one game is a concern, as I'm not sure if we can trust him to be on the court or to be productive given he's not 100 percent. The Mavericks have yet to play their best ball in this series, and yet they were able to steal home court. The Mavs are a scary offensive team at home, and we know their role players will perform better as well. The Mavericks do have a handful of injuries of their own, but this is a spot where we could see the vintage Mavs offense put on a show, given home court. The Mavs have outplayed the Clippers over the last 6 quarters. I'll lay the reasonable line with the Mavs at home.

Randy’s Pick Mavericks -4.5

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