A crucial Game 4 matchup between the No. 4 seed Los Angeles Clippers and the No. 5 seed Dallas Mavericks is set to take place in the 2024 NBA playoffs on Sunday afternoon. The Clippers must come out aggressive to avoid falling into a 3-1 hole. In Game 3, Dallas defended its home court and secured a 101-90 victory. Kawhi Leonard (knee) is set to miss Sunday's showdown for the Clippers. 

Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The Mavericks are 5.5-point favorites in the latest Clippers vs. Mavericks odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 209.5. Before making any Mavericks vs. Clippers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters the second week of the 2024 NBA playoffs on a sizzling 90-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following the model has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Clippers vs. Mavericks and just locked in its picks and Game 4 predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Mavericks vs. Clippers:

  • Clippers vs. Mavericks spread: Dallas -5.5
  • Clippers vs. Mavericks over/under: 209.5 points 
  • Clippers vs. Mavericks money line: Dallas -213, Los Angeles +176
  • LAC: The Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last six games 
  • DAL: The Mavs are 15-5 ATS in their past 20 games 
  • Clippers vs. Mavericks picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Mavericks can cover

Guard Kyrie Irving owns some of the best handles in the NBA. Irving's quickness makes it tough for defenders to stay in front of him and he excels in high-pressure moments. Through three games against Los Angeles, Irving is averaging 25 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. In his last outing, Irving totaled 21 points, four rebounds, and six assists.

Center Dereck Lively II provides Dallas with an energetic and active member of the frontcourt. Lively uses his wingspan to alter shots in the paint while being a great cutter and finisher around the rim. In the Game 3 win over the Clippers. Lively had 13 points, two blocks, and went 6-of-8 from the field. Forward Derrick Jones Jr. is another athletic and downhill scorer. Jones Jr. does his best work in the paint, scoring 10-plus points in consecutive games. See which team to back at SportsLine.

Why the Clippers can cover

Guard James Harden generates offense in a multitude of ways. Harden still owns the handles to break down defenses and utilizes his jumper to stretch out the floor. The 10-time All-Star also finds a way to get his teammates involved. In this series, Harden averages 23.7 points, seven assists, and 1.3 blocks. In his last outing, he notched 21 points and five assists.

Forward Paul George is an athletic two-way threat. George brings a great perimeter defender to the floor with the instinct to jump into passing lanes. The Fresno State product also has a smooth jumper. In three games thus far, George is averaging 17 points, 4.3 rebounds, and four assists per contest. In Game 2, he finished with 22 points and four assists. See which team to back at SportsLine.

How to make Mavericks vs. Clippers picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 219 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the picks at SportsLine

So who wins Clippers vs. Mavericks, and which side of the spread hits well over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Mavericks vs. Clippers spread you need to jump on, all from the model on a 90-58 roll on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out.