Mavericks vs. Clippers Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 1

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 18, 2024

The Los Angeles Clippers will look to pull off an upset as slight 3-point underdogs heading into Game 1 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs against the Dallas Mavericks at Crypto.com Arena on Sunday, tipping off at 3:30 PM ET on ABC. The matchup’s over/under is 222.5.

Our computer predictions for Sunday’s game may help you make an informed wager by picking the best bets available.

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Spread: Clippers (+3) to Cover

  • The data strongly suggests betting on the Clippers in this one. The model favors them while DraftKings has the Mavericks favored and the difference between the two is 6.8 points.
  • Los Angeles has gone 38-44-0 ATS this year.
  • When playing as at least 3-point underdogs this year, the Clippers have an ATS record of 5-8.
  • Dallas has gone 48-34-0 ATS this season.
  • The Mavericks have an ATS record of 27-15 when playing as at least 3-point favorites this season.

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Total: Over 222.5

  • In this game, the model projects a total (230.7 points) significantly higher than the DraftKings over/under (222.5 points). Bet on the over.
  • Dallas and its opponent have broken the 222.5-point mark 56 times this season.
  • Los Angeles’ games have had over 222.5 points 45 times this year.
  • In the Mavericks’ 82 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 36 times.
  • A total of 36 Clippers games this year have gone over the point total.

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Moneyline Winner: Clippers (+124)

  • Prediction: Clippers 117, Mavericks 113
  • This season, Dallas has won 37 out of the 49 games, or 75.5%, in which it has been favored.
  • 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.

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Luka Doncic Rebounds Prop: Under 9.5

  • Luka Doncic puts up 33.9 points, 9.2 rebounds and 9.8 assists per game. Defensively, he averages 1.4 steals (seventh in NBA) and 0.5 blocks.
  • He has averaged 9.2 rebounds per game, 0.3 fewer than his prop bet in Sunday’s game (9.5).
  • He has gone over his rebound total in 36 of 75 games with a prop so far this season.
  • In 2023-24, the Clippers are 19th in the NBA in rebounds (43.0 per game) and fifth-best in rebounds allowed (42.2).

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All stats in this article refer to the 2023-24 regular season.

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