Mavericks vs Lakers NBA Picks Tonight  3/17

Mavericks vs Lakers NBA Picks Tonight 3/17

The Dallas Mavericks will take on the Los Angeles Lakers in an exciting NBA game on March 17, 2023, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Mavericks are coming off an overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs, while the Lakers are riding a six-game winning streak. Here's a breakdown of the two teams and a prediction for the game.

Dallas Mavericks

The Mavericks have had an up-and-down season so far, currently sitting in eighth place in the Western Conference with a 35-35 record. They are averaging 113.9 points per game and allowing 113.3 points per game. Their offense is led by Christian Wood, who is averaging 17.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game, and Reggie Bullock, who is averaging 2.5 made 3-pointers per game over the last 10 games. However, they will be missing their star player Luka Doncic, who is out with a thigh injury.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers have struggled this season with a 34-36 record, placing them in 10th place in the Western Conference. They are averaging 116.6 points per game and allowing 117.0 points per game. Their offense is led by D'Angelo Russell, who is averaging 18 points and 6.2 assists per game, and Austin Reaves, who is averaging 15.3 points over the last 10 games. The Lakers will also be missing their key players, LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who are both out with injuries.

Betting Trends

The Mavericks are 4-6 in their last 10 games, while the Lakers are 6-4. The total has gone over in four of the Mavericks' last six games, and in six of the Lakers' last nine games. The Mavericks are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, while the Lakers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games.

Public Betting Data

According to the latest public betting data, 65% of the bets are on the Lakers to cover the spread, while 35% of the bets are on the Mavericks. 57% of the bets are on the over for the total points.

Prediction

Given the current injuries on both teams, this game could go either way. However, with the Lakers' recent winning streak and the Mavericks missing their star player, we believe that the Lakers will win this game. Our pick is the Lakers to cover the spread.

Pick: Lakers (-3.5)

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