Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Prediction NBA Picks 5/1/24

LA Clippers (53-33) vs Dallas Mavericks (52-34)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: LA Clippers +3 / Dallas Mavericks -3 --- Over/Under: 210 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The LA Clippers and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday in Game 5 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 second road win to take control of this series with a 3-1 lead. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 102 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 29 points and 8.5 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 28.8 points and 6 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 43.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.

LA Clippers Betting Preview

The LA Clippers look for a second straight win to take a 3-2 series lead. The LA Clippers are averaging 102 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 101.3 points on 44 percent shooting. James Harden is averaging 26 points and 4 rebounds, while Paul George is averaging 21 points and 4.8 rebounds. Ivica Zubac is the third double-digit scorer and Kawhi Leonard is grabbing 8 rebounds. The LA Clippers are shooting 43.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The LA Clippers are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Injury Report

Greg Brown III remains out for the Mavericks due to a personal issue. Olivier-Maxence Prosper and Tim Hardaway Jr. have been ruled out for the Cavs with ankle injuries. Kawhi Leonard appears to be out again with a knee injury. Kawhi tried to play twice in this series but didn’t look comfortable, and ironically he played in the two games the Clippers lost in this series. I believe we won’t see Kawhi for the rest of this series at the very least, as he’s clearly not right.

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.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • Daniel Gafford ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FG% (72.5%) this season.
  • P.J. Washington is one of only three players to have scored 40+ points off the bench in a game this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • 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%).
  • 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).

Dallas Mavericks vs LA Clippers Prediction

I believe the Dallas Mavericks are the better team and should win this series. A combination of Luka and Kyrie is far more trustworthy than what the Clippers have, especially without Kawhi. We know what PG13, Westbrook and Harden are capable of, but at this stage of their careers, they're often hit or miss and sometimes have trouble stringing good performances together. With that said, the value is with the Clippers and the free bucket. The Clippers are at home, they've won the two games Kawhi didn't play and if Harden is going to keep playing at this level, it may be enough. Again, the Mavs are the better team on paper and should be favored with their star duo leading the way, but for this game, the value is with the Clips and free bucket. Give me the Clippers and the points.

Randy’s Pick LA Clippers +3

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