NBA Playoffs: Dallas Mavericks at LA Clippers Game 1 odds, picks and predictions

The Dallas Mavericks and LA Clippers meet in Game 1 of a best-of-7 Western Conference,1st-round series Sunday. Tip-off from Arena is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Mavericks vs. Clippers odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

Regular-season series: Clippers won 2-1

The Mavericks are among the hottest teams in the NBA. They’re 16-4 in their last 20 games, including 2 losses to end the regular season when they rested starters. They went 48-34 against the spread (ATS) overall, the best ATS record in the West.

The Clippers have been inconsistent, losing 3 straight to end the regular season after winning 7 of 8 from March 27-April 9. Their biggest concern, though, is the health of F'Kawhi Leonard'(knee), who is questionable for Sunday.

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