Mavericks vs. Lakers Prediction
Will the over cash tonight for bettors when the Lakers host the Mavericks in L.A.? Tip-off for this conference matchup is set for 10:30 p.m. ET.
The Mavericks opened as 3.5-point road underdogs and that's where the line currently sits at some online sportsbooks, while others have moved the number to Lakers -4. As for the total, the over/under hit the board at 224 and is now 223 at most books.
As of this writing, 84% of betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Lakers. The majority of the money is also on the under for this matchup.
KEY INJURY TO WATCH
The Lakers will get Lonzo Ball back from a knee injury that has sidelined him for a few weeks. Nerlens Noel, however, is out for the Mavericks due to a thumb injury.
I see this game being high-scoring. The over is 4-0 in the Mavericks' last four games coming off a loss, is 20-8 in their last 28 games playing on three or more days of rest, and has cashed in four of their last five games played on Friday. On the other side, the over is 33-16-2 in the Lakers' last 51 games coming off three or more days of rest and is 25-10-1 in their last 36 games versus Southwest opponents.
OUR PREDICTION: MAVERICKS/LAKERS OVER 223