Lakers vs Mavericks Prediction and Odds
Lakers vs Mavericks Prediction: The Dallas Mavericks are expected to win the upcoming game against the LA Lakers as per the latest prediction.
The LA Lakers (13-18) will look to avoid another defeat when they meet the Dallas Mavericks (16-16) in the upcoming NBA fixture on the afternoon of Christmas Day, 25 December. The Lakers have failed to make an impact this season. They need a good winning streak in the coming days to improve their chances of securing a position in the top 8 of the Western Conference. The Lakers ended their last fixture with a crushing 120-134 loss to the Sacramento Kings.
The Dallas Mavericks are struggling with consistency in the current season. They have played well at home but Kidd’s men have failed to find the right momentum in the away games. The Mavericks are coming off a 104-99 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the last game.
The Lakers faced their 11th away defeat in the last game against the Kings.
LeBron James is turning out to be the lone warrior for the Lakers yet again this season. The Lakers started on a decent note and got a 1-point lead by the end of the first quarter. However, the Kings gave no chance to them in the second and third quarters. With 40 and 41 points in both quarters, Sacramento put the Lakers on the back foot. The Lakers shot well (50.0% from the field and 45.8% from the 3-point line) but got outrebounded by the Kings 39-46.
James finished the game with 31 points, 6 rebounds, and 11 assists. Lonnie Walker looked decent with his contribution of 19 points and 5 rebounds.
Doncic, Hardaway led the Mavericks to an away win against the Timberwolves in the last game.
The Dallas Mavericks faced a tough fight from the Timberwolves. It took them the final quarter to gain good control of the game led by two 3-pointers by Tim Hardaway Jr. which resulted in a 15-4 surge by Dallas. Reggie Bullock’s pair of 3s further strengthened the Mavericks’ control. The Mavericks improved their shooting in the last few minutes which helped them secure a win in the end.
Luka Doncic continued his impressive form and secured 25 points with 9 rebounds and 10 assists. Tim Hardaway Jr. contributed 21 points with 3 rebounds.
Lakers vs Mavericks Prediction: Recent Form
The LA Lakers had a disappointing campaign so far. They are currently at 13-18 in the 13th position in the Western Conference. The Lakers won 2 of the last 5 matchups. At home, they won 8 out of 15 games. In the away fixtures, the Lakers are 5-11 as of now.
The Dallas Mavericks have looked inconsistent this season. They are currently at 16-16 in the 9th position in the Western Conference. Dallas also won 2 of the last 5 games. The Mavericks have maintained a record of 12-5 in the home fixtures. On road trips, they have been 4-11 till now.
Lakers vs Mavericks Prediction: Winning Odds
Both sides are yet to look in promising touch this season. The LA Lakers have a better scoring rate than the Mavericks. They also shot with better accuracy from the field. However, the Mavericks are ahead in the success rate of 3-pointers. In the defense, the Lakers have the upper hand.
The Lakers will hope LeBron James poses a serious threat to the Mavericks in the next game. Although he is suffering from left ankle soreness, James is expected to be fit by Sunday. He is playing with an average of 27.1 points per game in the current season. On the other hand, the Mavericks will expect another stellar show from Luka Doncic. Doncic has played with an average of 32.2 points so far.
- LA Lakers: 26%
- Dallas Mavericks: 74%
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Mavericks vs Lakers Prediction: Team Stats
- The Dallas Mavericks have played with a low scoring rate of 110.9 points this season. They shot 46.5% from the field and 35.9% from the 3-point line. The average number of assists per game stands at 21.8.
- The Mavericks rebounded with an average of 39.0 per game along with 7.3 steals and 3.8 blocks per game.
- The LA Lakers maintained a scoring rate of 115.3 points per game. They got an accuracy of 47.6% in field goals and 33.1% in 3-pointers. The Lakers played with an average of 24.6 assists per game.
- The Lakers maintained an average of 44.9 rebounds per game. The averages of steals and blocks per game are currently at 6.8 and 5.1 respectively.
Mavericks vs Lakers Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
There have been a total of 167 regular season games between these two sides in the NBA. The LA Lakers have dominated with 115 wins, while the Dallas Mavericks were on the winning side in 52 fixtures.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 4 matchups were won by the Mavericks and only 1 by the Lakers. The previous meeting took place in the last season on 29 March 2022. The Dallas Mavericks won that game with a score of 128-110.
Lakers vs Mavericks Prediction: Players to Watch Out
LeBron James (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 27.1 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.4 | Assists Per Game: 6.7
James’ participation in the next game is subject to fitness.
Lonnie Walker IV (Guard)
Points Per Game: 15.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.5 | Assists Per Game: 1.5
Russell Westbrook (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 14.5 | Assists Per Game: 7.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 6.2
Westbrook’s participation in the next game is subject to fitness.
Luka Doncic (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 32.2 | Assists Per Game: 8.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.3
Christian Wood (Center)
Points Per Game: 17.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.1 | Assists Per Game: 1.3
Spencer Dinwiddie (Point Guard)
Points Per Game: 16.6 | Assists Per Game: 5.3 | Steals Per Game: 1.0
Lakers vs Mavericks Prediction: Injuries
- Anthony Davis (Power Forward)
- LeBron James (Small Forward)
- Russell Westbrook (Point Guard)
- Austin Reaves (Shooting Guard)
- Juan Toscano-Anderson (Small Forward)
- Frank Ntilikina (Point Guard)
- Jaden Hardy (Guard)
- Kemba Walker (Point Guard)
- Dorian Finney-Smith (Power Forward)
- Josh Green (Shooting Guard)
- Maxi Kleber (Power Forward)
Lakers vs Mavericks Prediction: Predicted Winner
The LA Lakers will need to bring out their best in order to return to winning ways on Sunday. LeBron James’ fitness will be crucial for them in the absence of Anthony Davis. On the other hand, the Dallas Mavericks will aim to continue their dominance at the American Airlines Center. Fans can expect a mouth-waiting LeBron vs Luka contest on Christmas day. All the predictions and betting platforms are favoring the Mavericks for this fixture.