Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview: Predictions, Odds, and Betting Trends for February 26

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Preview: Predictions, Odds, and Betting Trends for February 26

 

Odds

Time 3:30 p.m. EST
Lakers money line +145
Lakers spread +4 (-110)
Mavericks money line -165
Mavericks spread -4 (-110)
Over / under 238.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Los Angeles Lakers Dallas Mavericks
Record 28-32 32-29
Home / road record 13-18 20-10
Streak W2 W1
Points per game 117.00 113.00
Points allowed per game 118.00 112.00
Rebounds per game 47.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 47.00 44.00
Over / under record 31-29 34-27
 

Preview

The upcoming matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks is set to be an exciting and closely contested game. Both teams boast some of the league's best players, with Luka Doncic and LeBron James leading the way for their respective teams. Both teams have a lot to play for in this matchup, as they are both fighting for playoff positioning in the competitive Western Conference. The Mavericks currently sit in sixth place, but are only one game ahead of the seventh and eighth-seeded teams. The Lakers are currently 13th in the West, but are only four games back of the eighth seed.

Looking at the previous matchups between these two teams this season, the Mavericks won the last game 119-115 in overtime on Jan. 13. This indicates that the game will likely be closely contested and could potentially go down to the wire.

 

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers have also had their share of injuries, with superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis missing significant time this season. However, they have managed to stay afloat and are still in the hunt for a playoff spot. They will have James and Davis in their lineup for this game, which will give them a significant advantage.

When it comes to matchups, the Lakers have a significant advantage in the paint with Anthony Davis and Andre Drummond. The Mavericks will need to find a way to contain these two dominant big men if they want to have a chance at winning this game. The Mavericks will need to rely on their perimeter shooting and ball movement to create scoring opportunities.

The Lakers will need to play strong defense and take advantage of the Mavericks' absence of Curry and Wiggins. The Lakers have a solid defense, and they will need to use it to slow down the Mavericks' offense. They will also need their role players to step up and make an impact on both ends of the court.

In terms of individual matchups, the Lakers' Dennis Schroder will likely be tasked with guarding the Mavericks' Jordan Poole. Poole has been playing at a high level recently, averaging 21.8 points and 4.9 assists over the past 10 games. The Lakers will need to limit his scoring opportunities if they want to win this game.

Over the past 10 games, the Lakers have struggled to find consistency, posting a record of 4-6. While they have been scoring at a solid clip, averaging 117.2 points per game, they have also given up an average of 119.1 points to their opponents. This defensive inconsistency has been a major factor in their recent struggles. Anthony Davis has also been playing well recently, averaging 22.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game over the past 10 games. Davis is a dominant force in the paint, and he will likely be a matchup nightmare for the Mavericks.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks currently sit in sixth place in the Western Conference with a record of 32-29. They have been one of the more consistent teams in the West this season and have managed to stay in the playoff race despite a few bumps along the way. Dallas has been particularly strong against Western Conference opponents, with a record of 24-16 against teams from the West. They have also been competitive in close games, with a 7-7 record in games decided by less than 4 points.

Luka Doncic has been the driving force behind the Mavericks' success this season. The third-year guard is currently averaging 33.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 8.2 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. He is an all-around player who can impact the game in many ways and will undoubtedly be a key factor in the matchup against the Lakers. Tim Hardaway Jr. has also been playing well recently, averaging 11.1 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.

The Mavericks have a record of 6-4 in their last 10 games, averaging 119.1 points per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.0 points per game over the same period. 

When it comes to injuries, the Mavericks will be without Maxi Kleber due to a hamstring injury and Davis Bertans due to a calf injury. The Lakers do not have any players listed as injured at the moment.

 

BETTING TRENDS

LA Lakers are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games against Dallas.

LA Lakers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against Dallas.

LA Lakers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.

LA Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas' last 6 games against LA Lakers.

Dallas are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games at home.

Dallas are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas' last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.

 

Prediction

The Lakers are looking better with the changes they made and have managed to win their first 2 games of the second half but they'll now face one of the best teams in the league. The Mavericks are hot offensively since the addition of Kyrie Irving and scored 142 points in their last game against the Spurs. They already beat the Lakers at home earlier this season and have a great record at home. They have covered the spread in the last 5 games against the Lakers at home as well so give me the Mavericks to win this game.

 

PICK: Mavericks -4 (-110)

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