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Youthful Lakers are the Best Bet in the NBA

The Dallas Mavericks opened the new NBA campaign with five consecutive losses before finally producing an 86-75 overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Next up on the docket for Dirk Nowitzki and company is a road date with D’Angelo Russell and the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday.

Shark Bites
  • The Mavericks are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games against the Lakers.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Lakers' last 14 games at home against teams with losing records.
  • The Lakers are 6-17 SU in their last 23 games with one day off between games.

Oddsmakers initially set the Mavs as 5-point road underdogs with an OVER/UNDER of 205.5.

Los Angeles has been the butt of jokes around the Association in the last few years, but it’s the Lakers who are laughing now. Luke Walton’s club is 4-3 SU through seven games and is averaging 119.7 points during a three-game winning streak. Walton’s faster-paced system is clearly working with the Lakers’ young core, and sports bettors are profiting as a result. The Lakers are 6-1 ATS so far – tied with the Clippers for the best bet in the NBA.

It’s going to be interesting to see if the Mavericks can halt the Lakers in their tracks. Dallas was extremely solid against L.A. last season, holding the Lakeshow to an average of 88.3 points while sweeping their three meetings.

The UNDER is sizzling when these teams meet. In the last nine tilts between the Mavs and Lakers, the UNDER is 7-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Dallas Mavericks listed as 5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 205.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 108-103 result in favor of 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

Supporters of the Dallas Mavericks have seen them go 1-5 and 2-4 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Los Angeles Lakers are at 4-3 and 6-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Lakers are 4-3, while the Dallas Mavericks are 1-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Dallas injuries news.

The betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 16-rated Dallas Mavericks taking on the No. 25-rated Los Angeles Lakers in this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 3-ranked offense (110.29 PPG) against a Dallas Mavericks defense that ranks No. 12 at 101 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 45.91% from the field per game, more than the Dallas Mavericks have managed so far this NBA season (41.09% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Harrison Barnes went off for 34 points and added 8 rebounds leading Dallas to a 86-75 win over Milwaukee on Sunday at American Airlines Center.

Los Angeles earned a 119-108 victory over Phoenix on Sunday, getting 22 points from Nick Young at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Dallas is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games
  • Dallas is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • LA Lakers is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
  • LA Lakers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • LA Lakers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Golden State, Wednesday, November 9th
Los Angeles at Sacramento, Thursday, November 10th