The Dallas Mavericks (35-35) square off with the Los Angeles Lakers (34-36) Friday. Tip-off from Crypto.com Arena is at 10:30 p.m. ET (NBA TV). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Mavericks vs. Lakers odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Mavericks opened a 3-game road trip with a 137-128 overtime victory at the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday, covering as 4-point favorites. The win snapped a 3-game losing streak. Dallas is 4-9 in its last 13 games.
The Lakers lost 114-110 at the Houston Rockets Wednesday as 2.5-point road favorites. They have lost 2 of their last 3 games but are 8-4 in their last 12. Los Angeles is kicking off a 5-game homestand Friday.
Dallas has won 2 of the 3 meetings this season against the Lakers, both straight up and against the spread. The Under has cashed in the last 2 meetings.
Mavericks at Lakers odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub Lines last updated at 12:10 p.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Mavericks +195 (bet $100 to win $195) | Lakers -230 (bet $230 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Mavericks +5.5 (-108) | Lakers -5.5 (-112)
- Over/Under (O/U): 226.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Mavericks at Lakers key injuries
- G Luka Doncic (thigh) out
- F Tim Hardaway Jr. (calf) questionable
- G Kyrie Irving (foot) questionable
- F Anthony Davis (foot) probable
- F LeBron James (foot) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Mavericks at Lakers picks and predictions
Lakers 116, Mavericks 109
The Mavericks are just 13-21 on the road and have lost 4 of their last 5 away games.
However, the Lakers aren’t a dominant home team, going 18-16 at Crypto.com Arena. They are playing better recently though, with 8 wins in their last 12 games.
However, you shouldn’t risk nearly 2 1/2 times your potential return on the Lakers (-230) even if they are likely to pick up the win.
Against the spread
The Mavericks have the league’s 2nd-worst ATS record (26-42-2 ATS). They are 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win.
The Lakers are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games and are 18-15-1 ATS at home.
The Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS loss and 5-0 ATS after their last 5 outright losses.
BET LAKERS -5.5 (-112).
When these teams squared off on Feb. 26 they combined for 219 points.
The Under is 7-1 in the Lakers’ last 8 home games and is 3-0-1 in the Mavericks’ last 4 games after a game in which they scored 100 or more points.
BET UNDER 226.5 (-108).
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