Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers 4/21/24

Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers 4/21/24 NBA Latest Odds, Tips, and Preview

Dallas Mavericks (50-32) vs. LA Clippers (51-31)


Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers 4/21/24 – The playoff atmosphere intensifies as the Dallas Mavericks and the LA Clippers face off in the first round of the NBA playoffs this Sunday, April 21, 2024. With just a single win separating their regular season records, the Mavericks, holding a slight edge, will challenge the Clippers at the Crypto.com Arena in a highly anticipated clash. As both teams gear up for what promises to be a riveting contest, fans and analysts alike can look forward to deep dives and Playoff NBA free insights into what could tilt the scales in this evenly matched showdown.


The Mavericks have shown that they can handle the big teams, putting an average of 117.9 points on the scoreboard. Their standout offensive play is displayed by them making 14.6 3 pointers per game which is 36.9% success rate of the shooting. Although this might be an issue, their actual performance on the road might be more impressive, as they managed to cover the spread in 27 out of 41 games. The team’s toughness is more demonstrated by their number of defensive rebounds which is 33.2 per game. It is their proficiency in scoring on one side and defense excellence on the other that makes them a tough opponent in all scenarios.


On the one hand, the Clippers bring into the playoffs a lower scoring average of a little more than 115.6 points per game, however, they shoot better from the floor with 48.9%. Strategic gameplay is displayed in the 38.1% three-point shooting accuracy that the team has recorded. Nevertheless, these non-stellar covering the road games statistics (20-21) indicate areas of weakness which the Mavericks may find exploitable. That, with the talent to attract fouls and to convert the opportunities at the free throw line (82.5% FT percentage), the Clippers can maintain the intense pressure on any defense.


Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers 4/21/24 Game Info


When: Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Crypto.com Arena
Stream: NBA League Pass


Tim Hardaway Jr. (SF) vs. Paul George (F)


Tim Hardaway Jr can definitely be considered to have a breakout season for the Mavericks, as he averages 14.4pts per 26.8 minutes a game. With his main job role as a little-used bench player, Hardaway’s role as a critical secondary scorer and his meticulous, turnover-avoiding skill, which is evident by 2 assist to turn over ratio, become very significant. His proficiency of hitting the three-pointers will play an important role in executing our plan of disrupting the Clippers’ defense by spacing the floor.


Paul George, being the main powerhouse for the Clippers, gives a more or less comprehensive model of 22.6 points and 5.2 rebounds. With his averaging out at 1.5 steals per game, he has this ability that makes him a two-way weapon. The matchup between George and Hardaway Jr. could be determined by George’s experience and being able to put up numbers under pressure, among other factors.


Whenever it is these two key players going against each other as shown in court, a lot will definitely happen depending on if the player is focused or the other one is not. Besides them both have potential to spark the sides in the golden plays, which could result in the most involving plays of the game.


NBA Odds/Point Spread: Dallas Mavericks -116, Total Odds: 223.5


The current betting odds slightly favor the Mavericks with a -116 moneyline and a -1.5 spread. The total for the game is set at 223.5, reflecting expectations of a high-scoring affair. Given the offensive capabilities of both teams, the over might attract interest, though it’s important to consider their recent under performances.


Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends


The Mavericks recent release, 3 wins and 2 against the spread in their last 5 games shows a certain stability that leads to playoffs. Aside from having to cover spreads on the road, they have a slight advantage in this upcoming game due to the fact that totals were OVER in 2 of their last 5 games.


LA Clippers Betting Trends


On the other hand, the Clippers have a loss of five games in the last five games versus the spread. This trend indicates they have a chance to take advantage of the inconsistency issue which could be used by the Mavericks. Their display in games of great competitive edge will be of utmost importance, and particularly in the playoff matches with the highest tension.


Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Clippers 4/21/24 Betting Picks


In the final analysis, the Mavericks appear to have a slight edge over the Clippers, particularly in their ability to perform away from home. Expect a close, high-scoring game, but with Dallas likely covering the -1.5 spread. The matchup between Hardaway Jr. and George will be critical, but the depth and consistent road performance of Dallas could ultimately tip the scales in their favor.


Considering the trends and stats, the recommended pick would be Dallas to cover the spread and the total going over 223.5. Keep an eye on prop bets involving Paul George and Tim Hardaway Jr., as their individual performances could provide lucrative opportunities for astute bettors seeking premium picks and insights.


Free Pick and Prediction: Dallas Mavericks 116, LA Clippers 112.


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