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Bet Mavericks to Bounce Back vs Clippers in Game 2

Vegas expects the Dallas Mavericks to bounce back versus the Los Angeles Clippers after laying a complete egg in Game 1. The Mavs are a 2-point favorite versus the Clippers for Game 2. The over-under is set at 217 ½ points in NBA playoff odds.

Dallas’ Luka Doncic believes he was not aggressive enough in the series opener. Doncic still managed to have 33 points in the losing effort.

Bet Mavericks to Bounce Back vs Clippers in Game 2
Bet Mavericks to Bounce Back vs Clippers in Game 2


“I just gotta stay aggressive. That was my bad,” Doncic said, per the Dallas Morning News. “In the first half, I wasn’t aggressive enough. I just gotta stay aggressive and find the open man.”

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Mavericks vs Clippers Game 2 Information

  • Game: Mavericks (50-33) at  Clippers (52-31)
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 23, 10 p.m. ET
  • Location: Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mavericks vs Clippers Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


The Los Angeles Clippers are 2-point underdogs versus the Dallas Mavericks in NBA lines. This Game 2 matchup tips off on Tuesday, April 23 at 10 p.m. ET from downtown Los Angeles. Fans can stream the action on NBA Game Pass.


  • Dallas is 5-1 against the spread in their last six first-round games.
  • The Clippers have hit the over in their last five games following an ATS win.
  • The under has hit in the last five Mavericks games following a loss.
  • Los Angeles has gone over in their last five games following an ATS win.
  • The Clippers are 0-5 ATS in their last five games following a win of more than 10 points.



Mavs May Catch a Break With Kawhi Leonard Injury

The good news for Dallas is that there is no indication that Kawhi Leonard will return for Game 2. NBA insider Shams Charania indicated that there are no signs that Leonard is any closer to returning than he was heading into the series.


“The hope was after a period of rest, [Leonard] would be able to ramp up, the inflammation would go down, and he’d be able to come back in game one, but it just has not happened yet,” Charania noted on “Run It Back” prior to Game 2.

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Mavericks Need Help From Others

If the Mavericks are to even the series, the team is going to need increased production from players not named Doncic or Kyrie Irving. Both players topped 30 points, and Dallas only got 33 points from their non-star players.


Irving labeled the Mavs as “rusty” after the team’s blowout loss. Dallas fans are hoping the team got out all the rust in Game 1.


Game 2 Pick: Mavericks (-2)

There is little to like about the Mavericks from Game 1, but one bad outing does not end a team’s season. Doncic and Irving stand a good chance to help the Mavs even the series. Look for Dallas to both win Game 2 and cover the NBA betting spread.



Questions of the Day

Will Kawhi Leonard play in Game 2 of the Mavericks-Clippers series?

The Clippers have not revealed Kawhi Leonard’s status, but it sounds like the star is trending toward missing Game 2.

What is the point spread for Game 2 of the Mavericks-Clippers playoff series?

The Mavericks are a 2-point favorite versus the Clippers.

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