Lakers vs. Mavericks Prediction & Odds
The thirteenth-seeded Los Angeles Lakers head to Dallas to take on the sixth-seeded Mavericks on ABC Sunday afternoon at 3:30 PM ET. Can the Mavericks cover the 4.5-point spread as home favorites?
The Los Angeles Lakers are 28-32 on the season. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Lakers are 28-31-1 ATS on the year.
The Dallas Mavericks are 32-29 on the season. They’re 6-4 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks are 22-36-3 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
555 Los Angeles Lakers (+4.5) at 556 Dallas Mavericks (-4.5); O/U 237
3:30 PM ET, Sunday, February 26, 2023
American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Lakers vs. Mavericks Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 61% of public bettors are currently backing the Lakers +4.5 in this contest. Note that these numbers are subject to change, so be sure to check the link to receive the most up-to-date public betting data.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
Newly acquired Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Mavericks. Russell is dealing with a sprained right ankle. Los Angeles star forwards LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both probable to play, so you can deploy them with confidence if you’re willing to pay their salaries for DFS on Sunday.
For a high-ceiling low-floor DFS option, consider the Lakers’ Malik Beasley. Beasley has played four games for the Lakers after being acquired at the trade deadline and he’s been feast or famine. Beasley had two games with the Lakers where he recorded more than 20 points and two other games where he failed to score 10 points. In each game Malik Beasley did attempt at least 6 three-pointers, so he could be a nice option if you need cheap shooting in DFS this weekend.
Dallas Mavericks DFS Spin
The Dallas Mavericks made a splash at the trade deadline when they acquired Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving. Irving has been pretty consistent in his first 5 games with his new team. In each game for the Mavericks thus far, Kyrie Irving has scored at least 24 points and recorded at least 5 assists. He might be in line for a big day against a Lakers defense that ranks 19th in the NBA in defensive efficiency this season.
Lakers vs. Mavericks NBA Betting Trends
Los Angeles is 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games following an outright win of more than 10 points.
Los Angeles is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record.
Los Angeles is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against the Mavericks in Dallas.
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win.
Lakers vs. Mavericks NBA Prediction
The Mavericks have one of the worst records against the spread in the NBA this season at 22-36-3. Most of those games were before they acquired Kyrie Irving. The Mavs have gone 3-2 straight up since acquiring the former Nets guard, and the two losses were by three against Minnesota, and by five in overtime against Sacramento. Dallas is averaging 124.6 points per game since the Kyrie trade, and Los Angeles is averaging 117.1 points per game this season. I think Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and the Mavericks score so many points that the Lakers aren’t able to keep pace. I’ll lay the points with Dallas at home.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS -4.5