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Los Angeles Lakers Hosting the Dallas Mavericks Odds and Betting Pick

Los Angeles looks to cover the Lakers-Mavericks -4.5 point betting spread on Thursday and improve its overall 12-23 mark when they host Dallas in NBA basketball action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Los Angeles Lakers opened as -4.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 203.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 104-100 victory for the Lakers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers are 12-23 so far on the NBA season, and 16-18-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Dallas Mavericks, meanwhile, are 9-23 and 14-18 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 20-15 and the Mavericks go 15-17 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Dallas injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams with the Los Angeles Lakers rated this week at No. 29 and the Dallas Mavericks sitting at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 17-ranked offense (104.37 PPG) against a Dallas Mavericks defense that ranks No. 6 at 100.72 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 44.6% from the field per game, more than the Dallas Mavericks have managed so far this NBA season (42.8% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Mavericks endured a 123-107 loss at the hands of the Rockets on Tuesday, despite a 21-point effort from Harrison Barnes at American Airlines Center.

Julius Randle poured in 25 points and chipped in with 25 rebounds in a losing cause for Los Angeles on Tuesday, as the Jazz rolled to a 102-100 victory over Los Angeles at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • Dallas is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
  • Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
  • LA Lakers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • LA Lakers is 8-16-1 ATS in its last 25 games
  • LA Lakers is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Lakers's last 9 games

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Golden State, Friday, December 30th
Los Angeles home to Toronto, Sunday, January 1st