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Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Best Bet: Lakers Even Out the Series

Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Best Bet: Lakers Even Out the Series
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Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Best Bet: Friday, March 17th

A very unlucky result on Wednesday night, with Beverley missing the mark by a single assist, but we are back looking for value tonight in the Lakers vs Mavericks game. They have played each other 3 times this season, and the Mavs are leading the series 2-1. The Lakers got the win in their last encounter, and I’m backing them to even out the season series.

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With only a dozen games left in the regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers are 9th in the Western Conference with a 34-36 record. They have been fighting hard to clinch a playoff spot, and since the All-Star break, they have had some success, winning 7 of their 11 games. They are coming off an unexpected 114-110 road loss to the Houston Rockets, but they are coming back to LA for a 5-game home stand now and we should see them getting some more wins. Lebron James is still out due to a foot injury along with Mo Bamba, but Anthony Davis is listed as ‘probable’

This is a must-win for the Lakers if they want to reach the playoffs. They are playing an injured team in front of their home fans and the bookies expect a one-sided affair. The Lakers have been playing some great defence recently, ranking 2nd in the league in defensive rating over the last 10 and keeping opponents to just 31.1% from beyond the arc. Their fast pace has provided 15.6 fast break points per game as well as a lot of possessions each time out. They don’t have the most efficient offence in the league but they average 116.6 points per game, ranking them 8th.

It’s been a tough season for the Mavs, unable to repeat last year’s success that landed them in the 4th spot in the west. They are now 8th in the standings with a 35-35 record but are 4-6 over their last 10. They are coming off a 128-137 overtime win against the San Antonio Spurs and are travelling to LA to face the Lakers without Luka Doncic, who is sitting out due to a thigh injury. Kyrie Irving, JaVale McGee, Markieff Morris and Tim Hardaway Jr are all listed as ‘questionable’ for tonight’s game.

The Mavs haven’t been the best team on the road this year, covering the spread in just 14 of their 34 games so far and winning 13. They are injured, they don’t play very fast and are playing on the road. Both teams are without their best player but the Lakers will still likely have Russell and AD to give them that edge.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Best Bet

This is a must-win game for the Lakers and they have been very solid when playing at home recently. They played most recently 3 weeks ago in Dallas and the Lakers were able to get the 108-111 victory. Tonight, they will be in front of their home fans playing a very important game, and I’m backing them to get the job done.

  • Selection: Lakers to Win
  • Best Odds: 1.51 (1xBet)
  • Stakes: 6/10

Odds as of 1:00 pm March 17th, 2023. Odds may now differ.

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