Mavericks vs. Lakers Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Lakers avenge a previous loss to the Dallas Mavericks when the two meet up tonight in L.A. at 9:30PM ET?
509 Dallas Mavericks vs. 510 Los Angeles Lakers
Sunday, December 29, 2019
9:30PM ET – STAPLES Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Lakers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -4 points against the Mavericks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 223.5 points. The public betting currently has 55 percent going on the Lakers as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mavs back at full strength
The Dallas Mavericks got Luka Doncic back on the floor on Thursday and they have won their last two games upon his return. Dallas comes into tonight’s game 21-10 overall, 12-3 on the road, 18-13 against the spread and 20-11 with the over.
Dallas has a very explosive offense that is averaging 117.5 points per game while shooting 46.4 percent as a team and 36.9 percent from the arc. Defensively, the Mavericks are allowing 108.9 points per game while opponents shoot 44.3 percent from the field. Doncic is averaging 29.1 points, 9.7 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game to lead the team, while Kristaps Porzingis is adding 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest.
Lakers end skid
Los Angeles is coming off a 128-120 win at Portland last night to put an end to a four-game losing streak. The Lakers are 25-7 on the season, 10-4 at home, 17-15 against the spread and 18-14 with the under.
The Lakers are one of the better defensive teams in the league this season, allowing 105.6 points per game while opponents shoot 44 percent from the field. Offensively, Los Angeles is averaging 112.6 points per game while shooting an impressive 48.2 percent as a team. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.5 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per game for Los Angeles, while LeBron James is adding 25.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 10.8 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Mavs are 19-6-1 against the spread in their last 26 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games on no rest.
The Lakers are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games as a favorite, but 4-1 ATS in their last five games on no rest.
The road team has won and covered in both meetings this season, including the 114-100 win for Dallas on Dec. 1. In that game, Doncic put on a show to lead the Mavericks to the win. LeBron can’t let that happen again at home. If anything, LeBron is pretty prideful and likes to be challenged. He knows he is going to have to step up tonight to best Doncic. Dallas is on a back-to-back on the road and that can be tough to produce great results. Los Angeles at least had the comforts of home.
NBA Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers -4