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Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
A key NBA battle sees the visiting Lakers travelling to Dallas Saturday to face the Mavericks on Saturday.
This season the Mavericks are 7-6 overall and 5-8 ATS against the number, while the Lakers are 6-7 and 5-8 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Dallas is 8-5 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 8-5.
The Lakers were listed as 1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 209 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks - Lakers odds would favor the Lakers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Lakers sit at No. 6. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 102-101 win for the Lakers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Dallas's No. 13-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Dallas rates No. 5 in the league with 8.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 7.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, giving up 107.5 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 106-98 loser as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Los Angeles got 30 points from Kobe Bryant en route to a 106-98 loss at the hands of Los Angeles on Friday at FedExForum.
Dallas was a 114-111 winner in its last match at home against the Knicks. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 225 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Mavericks got a 27-point performance from O.J. Mayo as Dallas ran past New York 114-111 on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 8-2
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Lakers at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
LA Lakers home to Indiana, Tuesday, November 27
Dallas at Philadelphia, Tuesday, November 27