Free NBA Hoops Pick: Mavs vs Lakers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Dallas Mavs taking on the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday January 26th, 2016 at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Dallas Mavs 25-21 (12-13 V) vs. L.A. Lakers 9-37 (5-15 H)
Date: Tuesday January 26th, 2016
Time: 10:30 PM ET
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Dallas -8
NBA Betting Total: 201.5
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Kobe Bryant and Dirk Nowitzki have spent 17 seasons going at one another in the Western Conference.
For the final team, the two will take the court against one another when the Lakers and Mavericks meet in Dallas on Tuesday night.
The pair of future hall of famers have had some legendary battles, but recently it’s been Nowitzki and the Mavs who have been the dominant team in the series.
The Mavericks have struggled overall recently, dropped 2 straight and look to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season at 3.
Things bode well for them as they have won 9 straight against the Lakers in this series. That also includes a win in Dallas back on 11/13 when the Mavs took care of business 90-82.
Dirk Nowitzki sits behind Kobe Bryant in the scoring category as he’s content in 6th place with 28,863 career points. Nowtizki got the better of the matchup back in 2011 when these two met in the playoffs for the only time as the Mavericks swept LA. Dirk averaged 25.3 points per game during the series win.
Defense needs to be on the mindset for the Mavs as they’ve been a mess lately. They allowed Houston to put up 115 points and have allowed an average of 108.6 points per game over the last 5.
This Lakers season has simply turned into a farewell tour for Kobe Bryant as Los Angeles has been a mess.
Kobe Bryant has gone toe to toe with Nowitzki through the two careers and has an upperhand in many of the categories. Bryant sits 3rd among active scorers with 33,084 career points.
The Lakers know a thing or two about losing streaks as they find themselves in the midst of another one. Los Angeles has dropped 6 in a row and they have struggled defensively too. They have allowed 113.0 points per game during their currently losing streak
D’Angelo Russell put in 21 points in the 18 point loss to Portland last time out. However, Russell and teammate Julius Randle both went out and criticized Bryant for his efforts during this losing streak as frustrations are starting to set in for this reeling team.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Mavericks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Mavericks are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
- Mavericks are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Lakers are 15-40-1 ATS in their last 56 vs. Western Conference.
- Lakers are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
Free NBA Prediction:
The fact that the young guns are taking shots at Kobe Bryant says a thing or two about this team.
Los Angeles has let the frustrations of their losing ways really get to them mentality and going up against a team you struggle against doesn’t help out any causes.
Look for the Mavericks to really run on the Lakers here and for Nowitzki to have a solid performance as they roll over Los Angeles here.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Dallas -8
NBA Free Score Prediction: Dallas 116 – Los Angeles 100
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