LA Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks 4/28/24

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

Game Info: Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 3:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -5.5 --- Over/Under: 208 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Clippers will be hoping to square up the series against the Dallas Mavericks in NBA playoffs Game 4 at the American Airlines Center on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Prediction.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers are in desperate need of a win now after getting routed by the Mavericks in a 101-90 loss in Game 3 to fall behind by 2-1 in the series. James Harden and Norman Powell led the team with 21 points each while Ivica Zubac added 19 points, but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Clippers shot just 45 percent from the field and 10 of 29 from the 3-point line as they struggled to make their shots early on and could never recover after getting demolished by 36-18 in the second quarter. Paul George had a rough game of just seven points on three of 11 shooting while Russell Westbrook finished scoreless on zero of seven shooting off the bench.

Dallas Mavericks

Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks will now have their eyes set on taking a commanding 3-1 series lead after beating the Clippers with ease back in Game 3 on Friday. Luka Doncic led the team with 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Kyrie Irving added 21 points with six assists while Dereck Lively chipped in with 13 points off the bench. As a team, the Mavericks shot 45 percent from the field and just nine of 35 from the 3-point line, but they set up this win with their effort on defense as they were always in control after restricting the Clippers to just 18 points in the second quarter. Doncic didn't have his best game as he shot just seven of 25 from the field while committing five turnovers, but the Mavericks played great defense to keep the Clippers in check the entire contest.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • Daniel Gafford ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FG% (72.5%) 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

The Clippers could still be shorthanded with Kawhi Leonard listed as questionable again, while the Mavericks are still without Tim Hardaway Jr, and they have Luka Doncic listed as questionable. Be sure to check the lineups before tipoff, but as it stands, I am slightly more comfortable going with the Mavericks, who hold all the momentum right now. Maybe I change my mind if Doncic isn't able to suit up, but right now I prefer a play on the Mavericks to extend their lead in the series.

Peter’s Pick Dallas -5.5

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