Lakers vs. Mavericks Prediction
The struggling Lakers will look to upend the Mavericks in Dallas at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday night, but L.A. is a 12.5-point road underdog. Will the Mavs cover that big number or is there a better bet on the board when it comes to this Western Conference matchup?
553 Los Angeles Lakers (+12.5) vs. 554 Dallas Mavericks (-12.5); o/u 218
7:30 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
LeBron James (left ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game in Dallas. James tweaked his left ankle during Sunday's game, and it looks like he'll take a rest day for the first game of L.A.'s four-game week, which may result in Stanley Johnson returning to the starting lineup and more minutes falling to Malik Monk and Carmelo Anthony. After Tuesday, the Lakers have a Thursday-Friday, back-to-back set, and it wouldn't be all that shocking to see James skip one of those as well, making him a risky guy to deploy in weekly formats.
Dallas Mavericks DFS Notes
Luka Doncic scored 32 points on 11-of-21 shooting with 10 rebounds, five assists, four triples, and three turnovers in 33 minutes as Dallas beat the Jazz 114-100 on Sunday. Luka got back on track after back-to-back games scoring less than 30 points. Only three turnovers is good for him, and considering he’s shooting nearly 40% from deep this month, the poor free throw numbers are still baffling. Still, he’s one of the best players in the league and would be more heavily considered for MVP if he didn’t start off slowly. He’s now averaging 29.2/9/7/1.2/0.7 with four triples per game in March. That’s unfair. He’ll look to keep it going against the Lakers on Tuesday.
Lakers vs. Mavericks NBA Betting Prediction
The Lakers are winless against the spread in their last four games against the Mavericks, are 2-7 against the number in their last nine road games and have failed to cover in four of their last five games overall. The Mavericks, meanwhile, are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games as a favorite, are 4-1 at the window in their last five home games and are 13-5-1 ATS in their last 19 games when playing on one day of rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +12.5