Mavericks get a visit from Lakers
The Dallas Mavericks are on a three-game losing streak both SU and ATS against the Los Angeles Lakers as those teams meet on the hardwood down in Texas on Tuesday night.
Overall the Mavericks are just 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in their past 10 games against the Lakers dating back to 2011, with the OVER/UNDER going 7-3 for totals bettors on the NBA odds in those 10 Dallas vs. Los Angeles matchups.
The Lakers will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 3-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Mavericks are 2-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Los Angeles is 3-1 on the totals; Dallas is 3-0.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Lakers listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 214 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 17-rated Lakers taking on the No. 18-rated Mavericks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-93 win for the Mavericks on Tuesday.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 105-103 result against the Hawks on November 3. The Lakers covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. Los Angeles earned a 105-103 victory over Atlanta on Sunday, getting 18 points from Xavier Henry at STAPLES Center.
In their last action, Dallas was a 111-99 winner at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (210) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Dallas got 24 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 111-99 victory over Memphis on Saturday at American Airlines Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 111.33 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 25 at 105.5 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 44.36% so far, more than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 41.08% per game.
Los Angeles at Houston, Thursday, November 7th
Dallas at Seattle, Wednesday, November 6th