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Los Angeles LakersDallas Mavericks
Feb 24, 1:00 PM | American Airlines Center

Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

27-29TEAM RECORD25-29

The Mavericks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Sunday as the Lakers pay a visit to American Airlines Center in NBA betting action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Mavericks currently sports a record of 25-29, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 32-22 ATS. The Lakers are 27-29 and 22-34 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mavericks post a 34-19-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lakers have gone 29-26-1 against the number.

View LA Lakers vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lakers were listed as 3-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 210 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Lakers are at No. 12 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Lakers will win this game 103-101.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 101.6 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 23 at 101 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 45.4% so far, less than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.3 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 111-107 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 9-point favorite, while 218 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kobe Bryant poured in 40 points for Los Angeles on Friday, as they defeated Portland 111-107 at STAPLES Center.

Dallas won its last outing, a 104-100 result against the Hornets on February 22. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 204 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Mavericks got a 25-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki as Dallas ran past New Orleans 104-100 on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Denver are 4-6
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing New Orleans are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Lakers at Mavericks trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 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 when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 8 games at home
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
LA Lakers at Denver, Monday, February 25
Dallas home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, February 26

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