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Lakers meet Mavs on NBA odds

The Mavericks will hit the floor running against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Mavericks are 47-18 so far on the season, and 34-29-2 ATS vs. the number. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 46-20 and 32-34 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 39-26 and the Lakers go 26-40 on the totals.

View LA Lakers vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 1-rated Lakers taking on the No. 8-rated Mavericks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 105-102 win for the Lakers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 4 in the league with 43.9 per game. That compares with Dallas’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dallas is the NBA’s No. 7-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 13 with 6.5 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 95.9 points per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in home scoring.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 94-88 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 182 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Lakers endured a 94-88 loss at the hands of the Heat on Thursday, despite a 24-point effort from Kobe Bryant at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Dallas won its last outing, a 127-109 result against the Knicks on March 10. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 5-point favorite, while the 236 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Mavericks got 23 points from Dirk Nowitzki as Dallas ran past New York 127-109 on Thursday at American Airlines Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Orlando are 6-4
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Portland are 8-2
After playing New York are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Lakers at Mavericks trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games at home
Dallas is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Dallas is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Orlando, Monday, March 14
Dallas at Portland, Tuesday, March 15