Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Clippers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 4/26/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (51-31) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (50-32) on Friday, April 26th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on ESPN. The Mavericks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Clippers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Clippers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Clippers vs Mavericks

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Despite being 1.5-point underdogs, the Mavericks picked up a 96-93 win over the Clippers in the most recent game of this series. The Clippers’ 93 points was 28 points below the over/under line of 217. Luka Doncic led all scorers with 32 points, and he was followed by Kyrie Irving, who scored 23 points. The Clippers made just eight threes on 26.7% shooting from beyond the arc.

Los Angeles was favored by 1.5 points going into the game, but the Mavericks covered the spread. The Clippers were led by James Harden and Paul George, who each scored 22 points. Heading into the 4th quarter, the Clippers held a 66-65 lead.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

Looking at the Clippers’ team shooting numbers, they are 6th in field goal percentage and have a true shooting percentage of 7th. They have also been efficient from beyond the arc, hitting 38% of their threes, which is the 4th best mark in the league. Overall, the Clippers are averaging 115.6 points per game.

Bones Hyland has averaged 28.5 points per game in his last two games while hitting 39.1% of his threes. In these games, he also averaged 7.5 assists. Over his last two games, Paul George has averaged 18 points per game on a shooting percentage of 46.2%. James Harden has averaged 18 points per game in his last two games while averaging 7 assists.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

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Dallas comes into the game as the NBA’s 8th-ranked scoring offense, at 117.9 points per game. Their production at home is even better, at 118.7 points per contest. Looking at their three-point shooting, the Mavericks are 3rd in made threes, at 14.6 per game, but are just 14th in three-point shooting percentage.

Luka Doncic has been carrying the Mavericks offense of late, averaging 31.3 points per game over his last three games. In these games, he shot 41.3% from the field. Doncic also averaged 9.3 rebounds in these games. Tim Hardaway Jr. is out for the Mavericks, and they will be looking for P.J. Washington to continue his strong play from beyond the arc.

Clippers Team Defense

On the season, the Clippers have been a top-10 defense, allowing 112.0 points per game (10th). Over the last five games, they’ve been even better, ranking 13th in points allowed at 108.6.

One area where the Clippers have been solid all season is in terms of steals, as they rank 9th in the league at 7.8 per game. In terms of blocked shots, they come in at 17th.

Over their last five games, the Clippers have been especially strong at defending the three-point line, ranking 4th in three-point percentage allowed (30.9%). On the season, they are 14th in three-point shooting percentage allowed (36.2%).

Mavericks Team Defense

Coming into tonight’s game, the Dallas Mavericks are giving up 115.3 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. Over their last five games, they have been even better, ranking 9th in the league at 107.2 points per game allowed.

On the season, opposing teams have scored more than their season average 59.8% of the time vs. Dallas. However, over their last five games, they have held opponents to just 13 made free throws per game, which is 6th in the league.

For the season, the Mavericks are 20th in three-point shooting percentage allowed at 36.7%. Over their last five games, they have been even worse, ranking 22nd in the league at 37.4% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Clippers And Mavericks

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Kawhi Leonard is set to be the main scorer for the Clippers, recording 23 points and shooting 9/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 23.7 points per game, along with 6.1 rebounds.

On the other side, Luka Doncic is our projected leading scorer for the Mavericks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 34 and grabbing 9 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 48.7%, and he is contributing 33.9 points per game on average.

Clippers vs Mavericks Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Clippers have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 4-6 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 113 points per game in these contests.
  • Although Dallas has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 7-3. The team averaged 109 points per game in these games.
  • Los Angeles has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Mavericks have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Clippers vs Mavericks Prediction

In this Clippers vs. Mavericks matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Clippers at +4.5. While we project the Mavericks to win 120-118, our recommendation is to bet on the Clippers for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 210.5 and given that our model is projecting 238 points between the teams, we like the over.

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