Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Mavericks vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 4/23/2024

The Dallas Mavericks (50-32) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (51-31) on Tuesday, April 23rd. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on TNT. The Clippers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Mavericks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Mavericks. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Mavericks vs Clippers

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Los Angeles made a statement in the last game of this series, picking up a 109-97 win over the Mavericks. The Clippers were 3.5-point underdogs going into the game and easily covered the spread. They got off to a fast start, outscoring the Mavericks 34-22 in the first quarter and 22-8 in the 2nd. The 206 combined points were 15.5 below the over/under line of 221.5.

James Harden led the Clippers with 28 points and also knocked down six threes. Paul George added 22 points for Los Angeles. Luka Doncic led all scorers with 33 points and also had 13 rebounds. The Clippers held the Mavericks to just 30.3% shooting from three-point range.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

Dallas comes into the game as one of the league’s top three-point shooting teams, averaging 14.6 made threes per game. This is the 3rd best mark in the NBA. Overall, the Mavericks are 14th in three-point shooting percentage, at 36%. For the season, they are 6th in scoring, at 117.9 points per game.

Luka Doncic has been playing well of late, averaging 33.7 points, 8.3 assists, and 11.3 rebounds in his last three games. Over this stretch, he hit 36.4% of his threes and 44.6% of his shots from the field. Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.7 points in his last three games, and he hit 45.5% of his threes in those games.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

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Los Angeles comes into the game as the 12th ranked scoring offense, at 115.6 points per game. For the season, they have hit 38% of their threes, which is the 4th best mark in the league. The Clippers are also a top-6 team in terms of field goal percentage. Despite their efficiency, they are near the bottom of the league in pace.

Bones Hyland has averaged 21.3 points per game in his last five games, while hitting 45.5% of his shots from the field. In these games, he also averaged 5.7 assists and 6 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard is questionable with a knee injury. For the season, he has averaged 23.7 points and 6.1 rebounds. Amir Coffey is averaging 12.8 points in his last five games, but for the season, he has hit just 36.5% of his shots.

Mavericks Team Defense

So far this season, the Mavericks have allowed 115.6 points per game, which is 20th in the league. On the road, they are giving up 116.1 points per game, which is also 19th in the NBA.

Over their last five games, Dallas is 15th in the league in points allowed at 109.4 per game.

Opponents have scored more than their season average in 59.8% of games vs. the Mavericks. On the year, Dallas is 21st in personal fouls.

From beyond the arc, opponents have made 13.2 three-pointers per game vs. Dallas, which is 20th in the NBA.

Over their last five games, the Mavericks are 4th in made free throws allowed.

So far this season, the Mavericks are 17th in blocked shots, 24th in steals, and 21st in rebounds per game.

Clippers Team Defense

So far this season, the Clippers have been a top 10 defense, allowing 112.2 points per game. Over their last five games, they have been even better, ranking 5th in field goal percentage allowed at 43.2% and 1st in three-point percentage allowed at 27%.

Overall, opponents have scored less than their season average in 57.3% of their games vs. the Clippers. In terms of three-point shooting, opponents have made fewer threes than their season average vs. Los Angeles in 57.3% of their games.

On the season, the Clippers are 10th in free throws made allowed per game at 21.1. However, over their last five games, they have slipped to 22nd in that category, giving up 18 made free throws per game.

Key Players For The Mavericks And Clippers

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Luka Doncic as the primary point contributor for the Mavericks, finishing with 34 points while maintaining a 11/24 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 33.9 points per game, in addition to 9.2 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Kawhi Leonard to be the top scorer for the Clippers. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 52.5% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 23.7 points per game.

Mavericks vs Clippers Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 104 points per game in these contests.
  • Although Los Angeles has a straight up record of 8-2 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 113 points per game in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Clippers have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Los Angeles posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
  • The Mavericks have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.

Mavericks vs Clippers Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2, the Clippers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 216.5 and our model has the Mavericks and Clippers finishing with a combined 237 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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