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Lakers vs Mavericks NBA Game Preview

Los Angeles LakersDallas Mavericks
14-20January 07, 2014, 08:30 | American Airlines Center19-15



Los Angeles pays a visit to Dallas on Tuesday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at American Airlines Center.

This season the Mavericks are 19-15 overall and 17-16-1 ATS against the number, while the Lakers are 14-20 and 19-15 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Dallas is 18-16 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 17-17.

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Mavericks installed as -11-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 209.

The Mavericks - Lakers odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Lakers sit at No. 30. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-90 win for the Mavericks.



In their last action, Los Angeles was a 137-115 loser at home against the Nuggets. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (252) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Los Angeles was run off the court by the Nuggets on Sunday as Denver blasted them 137-115 at STAPLES Center.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 92-80 result against the Knicks on January 5. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point favorite, while the 172 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dallas got 18 points from Dirk Nowitzki but lost anyway 92-80 against the Knicks on Sunday at American Airlines Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 11-ranked offense (102.85 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 28 at 104.21 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 46.56% from the field per game, more than the Lakers have managed so far this season (43.95% on average).

Next up:
Los Angeles at Houston, Wednesday, January 8th
Dallas at San Antonio, Wednesday, January 8th

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