The Dallas Mavericks (9-5) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Lakers (9-6) on Wednesday, November 22nd. This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena in Crypto.com Arena and televised on SN-LA. The Lakers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Mavericks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Jazz. Tip-off is set for 10:30 ET.
Mavericks vs Lakers
The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Luka Doncic scored 25 for Dallas against the Kings which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 46.6%. Kyrie Irving put up 23 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Dallas ended up losing the game with a final score of 129-113.
Facing the Lakers today, the Mavericks look to maintain their record above .500, which currently stands at 9-5. The team is presently 4th in the Western Conference and 1st in the Southwest division.
Dallas holds a .500 ATS record for the season, standing at 7-7 ATS. In their last two games as underdogs, the Mavericks have faced ATS losses, and they have a 6-5 record against the spread as favorites.
The Lakers Are Coming Off A Win
The Lakers beat the Jazz in their most recent game, ending with a score of 131-99. Not only did the Lakers win this game straight-up, but they also covered the spread as -7.5 point favorites. As for the over/under, the combined score of 230 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 239.5.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Mavericks, the Lakers are looking to build on their above .500 record of 9-6. On the road this season, the Lakers have posted a 2-5 record, whereas they have a 7-1 record at home.
Los Angeles currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 6-9 at this point. The Lakers maintain an ATS record of 3-4 on the road, while they have a 3-5 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
Mavericks Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Mavericks’ offense is rated 2nd in the league in scoring, averaging 122.8 points per contest. In terms of pace, the Mavericks are one of the top units in the NBA, averaging 101.1 possessions per game. So far, the team has been able to rank well on offense, even though their up-tempo style of play has not translated into inside scoring. Currently, Dallas is just 24th in 2-point field goal makes per game.
Lakers Offense Breakdown
Through 15 games games, Los Angeles is averaging 113.1 points per game (18th). Coming into today’s game, the Lakers will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 6th, with an average of 19.8 made free-throws per game.
Mavericks Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Mavericks’ defense is giving up an average of 120.4 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 78.6% of their games.
Dallas’ defense is currently forcing 12.1 turnovers per game, which is 3rd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 26th in blocked shots, with an average of 4 rejections per game.
Lakers Team Defense
Currently, the Lakers’ defense holds the 14th rank in the NBA, allowing 112.6 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Lakers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 52.6% and 35.8% from three-point territory.
Key Players For The Mavericks And Lakers
In today’s game, we anticipate Kyrie Irving leading the scoring for the Mavericks, contributing 19 points while shooting 7/14 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 23.9 points per game, in addition to 3.9 rebounds.
On the other side, LeBron James is our projected leading scorer for the Lakers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 6 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 58.7%, and his scoring average is 25.7 points per game.
Mavericks vs Lakers Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Dallas has been good against the spread posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 123 points per game.
- When looking at their past five home matchups, Los Angeles has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 106 per game. The team went 2-3 overall in these games.
- Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Lakers have a straight up record of 1-4. But, their mark vs the spread was just 2-3.
- As the betting favorite, the Mavericks have an ATS mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. Dallas posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Mavericks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 121-110. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -1.5.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 236, and our model predicts the Mavericks and Lakers to score a combined 231 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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