Dallas Mavericks at LA Lakers Predictions 3/1/22

by | Mar 1, 2022 | nba

Dallas Mavericks (36-25 SU, 34-26-1 ATS) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (27-33 SU, 26-34-0 ATS)

When: Tuesday March 01 2022, 10:00 PM (ET)

Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

TV: TNT

Point Spread: DAL -5.5/LAL +5.5(Opened DAL -6 at BetOnline - Awesome live betting!)

Total: 217.0 (Opened at 217)

Money Line: Dallas Mavericks -204/Los Angeles Lakers +167

Power Rating: DAL -7

Probable Starting Lineups

Dallas Mavericks PG Luka Doncic, SG Jalen Brunson, SF Reggie Bullock, PF Dorian Finney-Smith, C Dwight Powell

Los Angeles Lakers PG Russell Westbrook, SG Austin Reaves P, SF Trevor Ariza, PF LeBron James Q, C Dwight Howard

Key Injuries

Mavericks
Marquese Chriss: knee (OUT) Tim Hardaway Jr.: foot (OUT) Theo Pinson: finger (QUESTIONABLE)

Lakers
Avery Bradley: knee (OUT) Anthony Davis: ankle (OUT) Kendrick Nunn: ankle (OUT)

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The Los Angeles Lakers host the Dallas Mavericks in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 10:00 PM ET at the Staples Center.

Recent Form

The Dallas Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 36-25, placing them 6th in the Western Conference. So far, Dallas is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 16-14. Over their last five games, the Mavericks have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Dallas’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 109.0 points per game. Combined, the Mavericks’ last five opponents are giving up 106.0 points per contest. The Mavericks have been picking up wins while holding opponents to an average of 106.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 103.4. In the Dallas Mavericks’ most recent game, Dallas took down Golden State by a score of 107-101

The Los Angeles Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 27-33, placing them 9th in the Western Conference. So far, Los Angeles is above .500 at home, holding a record of 18-15. Over the Lakers’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. In this stretch, Los Angeles’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 105.0 points per game. Combined, the Lakers’ last five opponents are giving up 108.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Lakers are allowing an average of 111.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 112.4. In the Los Angeles Lakers’ most recent game, the team fell to New Orleans by a score of 123-95.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Dallas travels to take on the Los Angeles Lakers, the Mavericks’ leading scorer is Luka Doncic. Through 46 games, Doncic is averaging 27 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 37.0% of his games. As Doncic gets set to take on the Lakers, he could be in line for a big game as Los Angeles is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 55% of their games. This figure places them 28th among NBA defenses. On the other side, LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring, averaging 29 points across his 46 games. Throughout the season, James has outscored his season average in 52.0% of his outings. Given that Dallas’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, LeBron James should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Mavericks have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 54.0% of their games, giving them a rank of 28th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Dallas Mavericks are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 14 of Dallas’s 29 games, leading to a winning percentage of 64%. So far, the Los Angeles Lakers have played 40 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 40 times, by an average margin of -13.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers have met up for 1 game. The Lakers took game one by a score of 107-104.

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How the Public is Betting the Mavericks vs Lakers

80% are betting the Mavericks against the spread.

50% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 217

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
  • Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
  • Lakers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss.
  • Lakers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a double-digit loss at home.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Mavericks and Lakers come into this game trending in different directions. In their last game, Dallas came back to take down the Warriors on the road, while Los Angeles was booed off the court after being blown out by the Pelicans. To make matters worse, Lebron James is listed as questionable. I am taking Dallas to pick up the win and cover the spread. Bet your NBA picks for FREE this week by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $300 at MyBookie Sportsbook! (Must use bonus code PREDICT100).