Westbrook and the Lakers take on Doncic and the Mavericks
The Los Angeles Lakers find themselves at the No.10 spot in the Western Conference. With only a slight lead over the Sacramento Kings, the Lakers need to win games. If not, they could find themselves on the outskirts of the conference and out of the playoffs. This game against the Mavericks gives them a chance to get a big win. The question is, can they do it without LeBron?
The Dallas Mavericks are dealing with their own injuries as well. Currently, four players have been ruled out for the Dallas Mavericks in this game. The good news for the Mavericks is they’ve overcome injuries before. They have one of the best defenses in the NBA, and they’re playing a team that lacks cohesion. Let’s look at both teams and make our pick for tonight.
Game Preview: Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks, March 29
The Lakers recently took a notable loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, 121-126. The Lakers are out of sync, and it doesn’t look as if it’s getting any better. However, the Lakers have a notable advantage over the Mavericks when comparing offenses. On average, the Lakers score 111.62 points per game. Compare that to the Mavericks, 106.73, and you can see a big difference.
Still, the Mavericks don’t rely on their offense to win games. They focus on being a solid defensive team, one that allows just 103.99 points per game. In this category, they rank second in the NBA and have done great against Los Angeles in the past. The Mavericks will lean on their defense as they prepare to host the Lakers. In recent games, this has worked well for them.
Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks Betting Prediction
The Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks last faced each other at the beginning of March. Los Angeles came in as 4.5-point underdogs in that game and were playing at home. The Mavericks’ defense held the Lakers to just 104 points by the end of the game. We also think it’s important to note that this was with James playing and scoring 26 points with twelve rebounds.
Even with his great performance, the Lakers lost 109-104, and the Mavericks narrowly covered. In their last three games against the Lakers, the Mavericks are 3-0 against the spread. Because of this and the potential of LeBron being out of the lineup, we’ll take the Mavericks. The Dallas defense is too tough for the Los Angeles Lakers, especially in recent games.
When betting on Mavericks games, it is always good to take the under. This season, the Mavericks are 25-46-2 against the total. The Lakers offense is good, but we think they’ll run into a wall on Tuesday night.
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- All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.