Mavericks vs Lakers Prediction NBA Picks Free 12/12
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- Dec 12, 2023, 2:28:34 AM
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The Los Angeles Lakers (14-9) take on the Dallas Mavericks (13-8) at the American Airlines Center on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. CST. This preview analyzes key player statistics, recent team performances, and predicts why the Lakers are expected to win and cover the -1.5 points spread.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers, currently leading the Pacific Standings, are on a hot streak with a 3-game winning streak. Jarred Vanderbilt, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Jalen Hood-Schifino are listed as questionable or out for this game.
Player Spotlight: LeBron James
LeBron James, averaging 25.0 points per game with an impressive 55.3% field goal percentage, is a key player for the Lakers.
The Mavericks, leading the Southwest Standings, are without key player Kyrie Irving and have multiple players listed as questionable or out, including Tim Hardaway Jr. and Maxi Kleber.
Player Spotlight: Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic, averaging 31.9 points per game with a 48.8% field goal percentage, is a standout performer for the Mavericks.
With the Lakers on a winning streak and the Mavericks missing key players, especially Kyrie Irving, the prediction is that the Lakers will continue their momentum and cover the -1.5 points spread.
Key performers for the game include LeBron James for the Lakers and Luka Doncic for the Mavericks. James' leadership and the Lakers' current form provide a favorable scenario for a victory.
For the Lakers, Gabe Vincent is out, and Jarred Vanderbilt, LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Jalen Hood-Schifino are listed as questionable. For the Mavericks, Derrick Jones Jr., Tim Hardaway Jr., Maxi Kleber, Grant Williams, and Kyrie Irving are listed as questionable or out.
Considering the Lakers' current winning streak and the Mavericks missing key players, especially Kyrie Irving, the prediction is that the Lakers will win and cover the -1.5 points spread. The Lakers have all the motivation in the world right now after winning the nba in-season championship so expect them to continue to roll.
Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -1.5
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