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(9-23) Dallas Mavericks vs. L.A. Lakers (12-23)
Date: Thursday December 29
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: STAPLES Center Los Angeles, CA
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 204
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The Mavs have lost two in a row even with the return of Dirk Nowitzki and they are tied with the Phoenix Suns for the fewest wins in the Western Conference.
After a promising start for the Lakers the wheels have fallen off and they have lost 13 of their last 15 games.
In their last games the Lakers lost to the Utah Jazz 102-100 and the Mavs lost to the Houston Rockets 123-107.
The Mavericks rank dead last in the league in points per game, but 6th in opponents’ points per game.
In their loss to the Rockets in their last game tempers flared and their were 8 technical founds handed out. Besides that the Mavs struggled on both ends of the floor only shooting 41.4% and allowing the Rockets to shoot 52.6%.
The Mavs have to play better perimeter D in this game then they did in the loss to Houston where the Rockets shot a scorching 3-pt FG% of 53.1%.
Harrison Barnes and Wesley Mathews combined for 40 points in the loss to the Rockets, but Barnes was only 7/16 from the floor.
Nowitzki struggled in the Houston game only going for 7 points on 2/8 shooting. He has been back for 3 games and played decent in the first 2 games before only going for 7 points in the last game.
The Mavs already beat the Lakers earlier this season and that game was in L.A.
The Mavs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games facing the Lakers.
The Mavs are only 3-14 on the road this season.
The Lakers rank 17th in the league in points per game and 27th in opponents’ points per game.
In their loss to the Jazz in their last game the Lakers did not have a bad shooting night at 47%, but they allowed Utah to shoot 50% from the floor. The Lakers were cold from deep on connecting on 25% of their 3-pointers.
Julius Randle was the only starter in the Jazz game that went for double figures with 25 points and he also had 12 boards. However, the bench stepped up and with 3 of 4 players going for at least 10 points led by Lou Williams with 22.
D’Angelo Russell really struggled in the loss to Jazz only going for 4 points on 2/11 shooting and in his last 3 games he has only hit on 3 of his 13 3-pointers. He has failed to shoot over 40% from the floor in his last 3 games.
The Lakers have young talent and while their offense ranked in the top 10 for much of the season in scoring that has taken a dip and with their defensive issues those are the reasons the Lakers are reeling.
The Lakers are 7-8 at home this season
NBA Betting Trends:
- DAL is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- DAL is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Pacific..
- DAL is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
- LA is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- LA is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games following a straight up loss.
- LA is 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. L.A. Lakers NBA Prediction:
The Lakers did not play that bad in a 2-point loss to a solid Utah team in their last game and they have covered the spread in 5 of their last 7 games. Facing the Mavs they will get the W at home and cover the spread as well.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers -2.5
NBA Free Score Prediction: Lakers 105 – Jazz 100
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