the Dallas Mavericks (14-13) host the Los Angeles Lakers (15-13) Wednesday at the American Airlines Center. The tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. Below we look at those Lakers vs. Mavericks odds and paylines, and meet our NBA expert tips, predictions and betting.
LA last overran the Orlando Magic 106-94 at home on Sunday for its second straight win.
The Lakers rank fifth in the time efficiency gap with no trash (according to CleaningTheGlass.com) with 3-2 straight-up (SU), 3-2 ATS, and 1-4 O / U records in the past two weeks.
Dallas has consecutive games with no All-Star G. won Luka Doncic against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday and the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday. The Mavs are 4-4 SU, 4-4 ATS, and 1-7 O / U with the eighth best efficiency difference in the last two weeks per CTG.
Lakers at Mavericks odds, spreads and lines
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- Money line: Lakers -130 (bet $ 130 to win $ 100) | Mavericks +105 (bet $ 100 to win $ 105)
- Against Spread (ATS): Lakers -1.5 (-115) | Outsider +1.5 (-107)
- Over / Under (O / U): 213.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
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Lakers on Maverick’s key breaches
- C. Lebron James (Abdomen) probably
- PF Anthony Davis (Knee) questionable
- SF Talen Horton-Tucker (Health and Safety Protocols)
- C. Dwight Howard (Health and Safety Protocols)
- SG Malik monk (Health and Safety Protocols)
- PG Luka Doncic (Ankle) out
Lakers at Mavericks odds, lines, tips and predictions
Lakers 107, Mavericks 100
BET that LAKERS (-130) because F Lebron James finds his groove and I think we’ll get a classic LeBron performance in this national TV game.
LeBron averaged 27.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game in December with a net score of plus 18 in December.
Not only did LeBron step up in December, so did LA’s defense. The Lakers’ no trash defensive rating ranks sixth this month.
The Mavs have struggled with good defense this season: Dallas is 2-7 SU with the 24th best efficiency difference (minus 8.4 points per 100 possession) and 20th 10th in defensive efficiency.
Additionally, LeBron 6-1 SU has been against the Mavericks since joining the Lakers and setting up his usual Hall of Fame caliber production.
I also play on F Anthony Davis fitting to this game because it is a primetime game and the Lakers have multiple role players on the COVID list.
There are many problems with the LA roster. In a primetime game against another playoff team with LeBron, AD and G Russell Westbrook ready to play (or at least two of them) i have to take this LAKERS (-130) to get the W.
Against the spread
EXIST since the Lakers -1.5 (-115) is not much different than our LA money line bet.
Easy “SKINNY” to the UNDER 213.5 (-110) for a small bet, if anything, since LA went below the totals in four consecutive games, Dallas has lost seven consecutive games total and both teams have a top 10 defense rating as of December.
In addition, according to Yahoo! Sports app.
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