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Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers Preview & Picks – Mavericks To Cover As NBA Underdog

leigh-copson
17 Jan 2024
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Leigh Copson 17 Jan 2024
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  • Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers picks for Wednesday, January 17
  • NBA matchup is taking place at Crypto.com Arena
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    Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers Preview & Picks
  • Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Dallas Mavericks Form
  • Los Angeles Lakers Form

Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers Preview & Picks

Dallas are tipped to cover as a betting underdog on the road.

The Mavericks have already taken down the Lakers twice this season and if Luka Doncic is good to go, they make for an appealing pick with the points.

  • Dallas Mavericks are 2-0-0 ATS against Los Angeles this season
  • Dallas Mavericks are 9-4-0 ATS in their last 13 games
  • Los Angeles Lakers are 2-6-0 ATS in their last 8 games
  • The Under has cashed in 8 of Dallas' last 12 games

Head To Head

  • Los Angeles Lakers lead the all-time series 128-67
  • Dallas Mavericks won 127-125 when the two teams last met on December 12

Dallas Mavericks Form

Dallas head to Los Angeles looking to develop some consistency after splitting their last four games.

The Mavericks began 2024 with a 127-90 blowout loss in Utah, but did not have to wait too long for their first win of the calendar year.

They beat Portland 126-97, and then backed that up with another win over the Trail Blazers, 139-103, before beating Minnesota 115-108.

Dallas’ run was ended by a 120-103 loss to Memphis, and although they bounced back to beat New York 128-124, they have not won back-to-back game since.

The Mavericks suffered a 118-108 defeat to New Orleans over the weekend, before avenging that with a 125-120 victory against the Pelicans on Monday.

Los Angeles Lakers Form

Los Angeles come into this game in bad form, having won just three of their last nine games.

The Lakers ended 2023 with a couple of road defeats, losing 108-106 in Minnesota before falling 129-109 in New Orleans.

Their losing skid then reached four games when they returned home for a 110-96 defeat to Miami and a 127-113 loss to Memphis.

Los Angeles snapped out of their funk with a 106-103 win over the LA Clippers, before downing Toronto 132-131, but they were unable to keep that run going.

The Lakers lost 127-109 at home to Phoenix and 132-125 on the road in Utah, but do enter this matchup on the back of a 112-105 win against Oklahoma City.

Verdict

Dallas have had Los Angeles' number this season so they make for appealing underdogs here, especially if Luka Doncic is cleared to play.

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Best Bet2: Under 241.5 Total Points @-111.11 at Stake.us - 2 Units
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