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Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Clippers: Picks, Predictions, Odds and Player Props

The first day of the 2024 NBA playoffs are in the books, and we have another full day of Game 1’s on deck on Sunday. Of the four series left, arguably the most anticipated is the one between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers, as it seems to be one of the most evenly matched.

Given that it’s the #4 vs. #5 seeds, that should come as no surprise, but it never lessens the fact that we get to see superstars like Luka Doncic and Paul George on the court. With that in mind, we’ve shared our best Mavericks vs Clippers predictions and player props pick.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers betting picks and predictions

Over 222.5 points (-110)

Earlier in the season, it looked as though the Los Angeles Clippers may be the #1 overall seed in the Western Conference. Of course, that was perhaps before the abysmal run after acquiring James Harden, so it’s safe to say that it’s been a rollercoaster of a season for LA.

As for Dallas, we all know that Luka Doncic can fill up the stat sheet, but even when he was recording triple-doubles on a nightly basis, the Mavs were still losing games. However, playing alongside a healthy Kyrie Irving, that duo still poses a threat to any team in the NBA.

In the three meetings between these teams this season in which the Clippers won 2-1, we saw two of the three games stay under the total. However, there seems to be a bit of an overcorrection for Game 1. Of the three totals in the regular season, the lowest was 236 points. With that being a 13-point difference to tonight, we are going to go with a high-scoring game.

LA’s Kawhi Leonard is also banged up, and he is known as one of the best defenders in the league. That only opens things up for Doncic to not only light up his own stats, but the scoreboard overall.

Ivica Zubac over 9.5 rebounds (-120)

If you’d prefer not to go against the trend of unders, there are also plenty of player props on offer and with a matchup that features the likes of Doncic and Paul George, they will certainly be attracting some focus.

However, there is value in one of the lesser-known players, that being LA’s Ivica Zubac. The center has a strong matchup in the paint tonight, as the Mavs finished the season allowing the sixth-most rebounds per game. They did add Daniel Gafford at the trade deadline to try and help with that, but anyone who watched the Washington Wizards this season knows that still isn’t a world-class option.

Zubac pulled down 31 rebounds across his three games against the Mavs this year and ended the season just as strong. Until LA rested him in the final game after 10 minutes, the center recorded double-digit rebounds in every April game. That’s the consistency we are looking for, and we have targeted getting 10 or more rebounds from Ivica Zubac tonight.

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Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers odds

Dallas Mavericks


Los Angeles Clippers



DAL Mavericks -2..5

Total Points

O/U 222.5

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers player props

Player Points

Luka Doncic (DAL Mavericks)

O/U 33.5

Kyrie Irving (DAL Mavericks)

O/U 25.5

Paul George (LA Clippers)

O/U 25.5

James Harden (LA Clippers)

O/U 18.5

PJ Washington (DAL Mavericks)

O/U 11.5

Ivica Zubac (LA Clippers)

O/U 11.5

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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