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NBA odds preview - Mavericks vs. Lakers

Dallas MavericksLos Angeles Lakers
March 31, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

53-21TEAM RECORD53-20

The Mavericks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Lakers in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Thursday in NBA action.

Los Angeles battles the Mavericks, currently with a 53-21 mark (39-33-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 29-44 for the Lakers and 42-32 for the Mavericks.

View Dallas vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Lakers as 6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 191, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Lakers and the No. 6-ranked Mavericks, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 105-103 result in favor of the Lakers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 3-rated squad against Dallas's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 12 in the league with 6.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 8 with 7.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.3 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Dallas was a 106-100 winner on the road against the Clippers. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (206) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points leading the Mavericks to a 106-100 victory over Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Wednesday.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 102-84 winner at home against the Hornets. They covered the 9–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Hornets were burned for 30 points by Kobe Bryant on Sunday as the Lakers picked up a 102-84 win at STAPLES Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Golden State are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Utah are 9-1
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Mavericks at Lakers trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games
Dallas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Dallas's last 17 games on the road
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Lakers are 21-4 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against Dallas
LA Lakers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at Golden State, Saturday, April 2
LA Lakers at Utah, Friday, April 1

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