Dallas vs. Los Angeles Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, May 1, 2024

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In Game 5 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs, the Dallas Mavericks will go up against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Mavericks head into their game as a 3-point favorite against the Clippers. The matchup’s point total is set at 208.5.

Mavericks vs. Clippers Odds

Point Spread for Mavericks vs. Clippers

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with bookmakers listing the Mavericks as the favorite.

Dallas vs. Los Angeles Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Dallas has -148 odds to win the game, while Los Angeles is listed at +124 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 208.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: TNT

Mavericks vs. Clippers Betting Trends

The Mavericks have covered the spread in a matchup 48 times this season (48-34-0). Dallas has entered the game as favorites 49 times this season and won 37, or 75.5%, of those games. Mavericks games have gone over the total 36 times this season.

The Clippers have covered the spread in a matchup 38 times this year (38-44-0). Los Angeles has been an underdog in 18 games this season and has come away with the win five times (27.8%) in those contests. Games involving the Clippers have hit the over 36 times this season.

Mavericks vs. Clippers Key Players to Watch

Mavericks

Luka Doncic’s numbers for the season are 33.9 points, 9.8 assists and 9.2 boards per contest. Kyrie Irving’s numbers on the season are 25.6 points, 5.2 assists and 5.0 boards per contest. Daniel Gafford puts up 11.0 points, 7.6 boards and 1.6 assists per game, shooting 72.5% from the floor (first in league). P.J. Washington is putting up 12.9 points, 1.9 assists and 5.6 boards per contest.

Clippers

Paul George gives the Clippers 22.6 points, 5.2 boards and 3.5 assists per game. He also averages 1.5 steals (sixth in NBA) and 0.5 blocks. James Harden averages 16.6 points, 5.1 boards and 8.5 assists, making 42.8% of his shots from the floor and 38.1% from beyond the arc, with 2.6 treys per game. The Clippers receive 11.7 points, 9.2 boards and 1.4 assists per game from Ivica Zubac. Russell Westbrook gives the Clippers 11.1 points, 5.0 boards and 4.5 assists per contest, plus 1.1 steals and 0.3 blocks.

What you need to know about the Mavericks

This year, the Mavericks are scoring 117.9 points per game (seventh-ranked in NBA) and surrendering 115.6 points per contest (20th-ranked). With 42.9 rebounds per game, the Mavericks rank 21st in the NBA. They give up 45.1 rebounds per contest, which ranks 25th in the league. The Mavericks rank 19th in the NBA with 25.7 assists per contest.

In home games, Dallas is posting 1.7 more points per game (118.7) than it is when playing on the road (117.0). Dallas ranks third-best in the NBA by draining 14.6 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 13th in the league at 36.9%. Dallas is allowing 13.1 three-pointers per game (18th-ranked in league). It is allowing opposing teams to shoot 36.8% (18th-ranked) from downtown.

The Mavericks are 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall in their past 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Dallas has gone over the total three times. On offense, the Mavericks have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 107.6 points per contest over that stretch compared to the 117.9 they’ve racked up over the course of this year. Dallas’ points-allowed average over its last 10 games (108.8) is 6.8 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (115.6).

What you need to know about the Clippers

The Clippers are 12th in the NBA in points scored (115.6 per game) and 10th in points allowed (112.3). On the glass, Los Angeles is 19th in the NBA in rebounds (43.0 per game). It is fifth-best in rebounds allowed (42.2 per game). At 25.6 assists per game, the Clippers are 20th in the NBA.

The Clippers average 115.3 points per game at home, and 115.9 on the road. The Clippers make 12.6 3-pointers per game and shoot 38.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 15th and sixth, respectively, in the NBA. Los Angeles is 14th in the league in 3-pointers allowed (12.9 per game) and 14th in 3-point percentage defensively (36.3%).

The Clippers have a 4-6 record against the spread while finishing 5-5 overall in their last 10 games. Four of Los Angeles’ past 10 outings have hit the over. While Los Angeles is scoring 115.6 points per game in 2023-24, it has fallen short of that over its last 10 games, tallying 108.6 points per contest. Over their last 10 games, the Clippers are surrendering 106.7 points per game, 5.6 fewer points than their season average (112.3).

Mavericks vs. Clippers Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Clippers, and we expect that Clippers will cover the spread (Mavericks -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 208.5 points.

How to bet Mavericks vs. Clippers

You can bet on Dallas vs. Los Angeles at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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