Doncic and James clash in Dallas-Los Angeles matchup: Lakers vs. Mavericks Preview (2/26/2023)
- Feb 26, 2023, 12:03:25 PM
KingPin.pro: Doncic and James clash in Dallas-Los Angeles matchup
The NBA is heating up as we approach the end of the regular season, and this weekend’s matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks is a must-watch game. Luka Doncic and LeBron James will lead their respective teams in what is sure to be an exciting and closely contested game.
Team 1 Analysis: Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have had a tough season, currently sitting in 13th place in the Western Conference. However, they have two of the league’s best players in LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who have been instrumental in keeping their team in contention. James is averaging 29.6 points per game, 8.4 rebounds, and seven assists, while Davis is averaging 24.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
The Lakers have struggled with turnovers, averaging 13.5 per game, but they have been strong on the boards, averaging 48.5 rebounds per game. They are also a good defensive team, allowing just 110.5 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. They have been inconsistent in recent games, going 5-5 in their last 10 games, but they will be looking to make a statement in this game against the Mavericks.
Team 2 Analysis: Dallas Mavericks
The Mavericks have been solid this season, sitting in sixth place in the Western Conference with a record of 32-29. They are led by the league’s top scorer, Luka Doncic, who is averaging 33.2 points, 8.8 rebounds, 8.2 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. Doncic is one of the league’s most talented players and has been a key factor in Dallas’ success this season.
The Mavericks are a good shooting team, averaging 49.2% from the field, and they have been strong on the boards, averaging 44.2 rebounds per game. They have also been good defensively, allowing just 111.6 points per game, which ranks them ninth in the league. They have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games and will be looking to continue their winning ways against the Lakers.
Betting Trends and Public Betting Data
The Lakers and Mavericks have played each other twice this season, with each team winning one game. The Mavericks won the most recent matchup on Jan. 13, 119-115 in overtime.
According to KingPin.pro’s edge finder, the Mavericks have a 117.13 edge score compared to the Lakers’ 113.48, suggesting that the Mavericks are the better team in this matchup.
The total has gone under in four of the Lakers’ last five games, while it has gone over in four of the Mavericks’ last five games. The public betting data shows that 63% of bettors are taking the over in this game.
Spread: The Lakers are 4.5-point underdogs in this game, and we predict that they will cover the spread.
Moneyline: The Mavericks are -164 favorites to win the game, and we predict that they will come out on top.
Over/Under: The total for this game is set at 238.5, and we predict that the total will go under.