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(15-31) Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks (14-28)
Date: Sunday January 22
Time: 3:30PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
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This Western Conference matchup features the struggling Lakers against the equally poor Dallas Mavericks.
Los Angeles has lost 5 in a row, while the Mavericks saw a 3 game winning streak snapped by the Heat.
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles is struggling to win close games, and this losing streak has been heightened by D’Angelo Russell’s inconsistent play.
During the 5 game losing streak Russell has scored 10+ points in only one game, and is averaging 9.6 points and 4 assists during this run.
Russell takes on Deron Williams and should bounce back with a solid performance. Expect Russell to get 15 points and 7 assists.
Julius Randle has been another key cog in the Lakers offense that is struggling during the losing streak. Outside of a 22 point performance against the spurs (in a 40 point loss), and is shooting a paltry 30.8% from the floor.
Against the Mavericks front line led by Dirk Nowitzki, Randle should return to form and get a double double.
Lou Williams has been the one consistent offense option for the Lakers. He has scored 10 or more points in each loss and has kept the turnovers to a minimum.
Williams will have Wesley Matthews guarding him most of the game, and the capable two player should slow Williams down enough to limit the Lakers offensive effort.
Don’t expect Williams to make it a 6th straight game with 10+ points.
The Lakers defense has given up 116.8 points per game during this losing streak. If the defense doesn’t improve for the second half of the season then the Lakers will be looking at another lottery pick.
Dirk Nowitzki’s final season has not gone as planned for Mark Cuban and the Mavericks. The team has struggled to find an identity and looks like a lost cause to get anywhere near a playoff run.
Harrison Barnes has looked like a great free agent pickup for the Mavs, even with the team finding it hard to come up with wins in a tough Western conference.
Barnes is averaging 20 points and 5 rebounds in his first season as the go to option in the offense, and he should continue to improve as the season progresses.
He will have Loul Deng and Julius Randle defending him but I don’t see it slowing Barnes down.
Taking a backseat to Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki should still be able to perform at a high level against the Lakers front line.
For his career against the Lakers, Dirk has put up 21 points and almost 10 rebounds per game.
Could this be a return performance to his glory days? I think Dirk will go off, giving the poor Lakers defense fits and leading the game in scoring with 25 points.
Deron Williams has dished out 7 or more assists in the last 5 games, and shouldn’t have any problems passing the ball against a weak Lakers perimeter defense.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 11-1 in GS last 12 road games.
- GS are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- Under is 7-1 in ORL last 8 vs. NBA Pacific.
- ORL are 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 home games.
- Under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Orlando.
Free Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Williams will put up his season averages of 13 points and 7 assists per game.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Dallas ATS
The Mavs will win a close game, with clutch play from their veterans down the stretch.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Dallas 114 – Los Angeles 109
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