The Lakers and Mavericks are both coming into this matchup on winning streaks. Currently, the Lakers are 14-9 and have won three straight, while the Mavericks are 14-8 and have also won three straight. This game is scheduled for 7:30 ET and can be seen on TNT. If you’re interested in adding some extra excitement to the game, you can bet this game at Bovada.

Can Los Angeles Live Up to the Hype on the Road?

In the Pacific Division, the Lakers are in 2nd place and the Western Conference has them at 6th. Overall, the Lakers have a record of 14-9 and are 4-1 in their last five games.

The Lakers have covered the spread successfully in their previous three games and maintain an overall ATS record of 11-12. In their three most recent home games, Los Angeles has covered the spread and they are 6-6 ATS at home compared to 5-6 on the road.

In their latest game, the Lakers offense put up 133 points against the Pelicans. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 54.7% and made 17 threes. Leading the team in scoring is LeBron James, who is averaging 25 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Anthony Davis also maintains a PPG average of 22.7 heading into game.

Currently, the Lakers’ defense holds the 10th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.0 points per game.

Most recently, the Lakers’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 89 points to the Pelicans.

  • Anthony Davis (Questionable) Hip
  • LeBron James (Questionable) Calf
  • Jarred Vanderbilt (Questionable) Lower Back
  • Gabe Vincent (Out) Knee
  • Jalen Hood-Schifino (Out) Back

Will Dallas Find a Way to Win at Home?

Coming into today’s matchup with the Lakers, the Mavericks are 14-8 overall and are looking to stay above .500. In road games, the Mavericks are 8-4 compared to 6-4 at home.

Dallas comes in with an overall ATS record of 12-10 so far this season. When playing on the road, the Mavericks hold an ATS record of 8-4 in contrast to a 4-6 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Mavericks’ offense wrapped up their last game with 120 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 119.9 points per contest. So far this season, the Mavericks offense has looked to push the pace, averaging 99.9 possessions per contest. For the season, they are 4th in field goal attempts per game and their season field goal percentage is 47%.

So far, the Mavericks’ defense is ranked 21st in the league at 116.5 points per contest.

For the season, Dallas is ranked 27th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 20.9 free-throws per game vs. the Mavericks and have an overall field goal percentage of 47.9%.

  • Kyrie Irving (Questionable) Foot
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (Questionable) Back
  • Derrick Jones Jr. (Questionable) Quadricep
  • Maxi Kleber (Out) Toe
  • Grant Williams (Questionable) Knee
  • Josh Green (Out) Elbow

Lakers vs. Mavericks Pick

Coming in as the underdogs at +2.5, we have the Mavericks as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Pick: Take the Mavericks at +2.5

The Total

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 235.5, and our model predicts the Lakers and Mavericks to score a combined 226 points. We recommend betting on the under.

Pick: Go Under 235.5 points (-110)