Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Prediction
The Los Angeles Lakers will be taking on the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday at the American Airlines Center. The Lakers will be starting their three-game road trip on Wednesday. The Lakers will probably be without the star Anthony Davis for this matchup against the Mavs. The Mavs will be without Luka Doncic.
Despite being without their star players, both Lakers and Mavericks will be looking forward to getting the better of each other.
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Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Prediction: Game Preview:
Los Angeles Lakers:
The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to find their strides. They have won 5 out of their last 7 games and are currently 5th in the West with a 15-13 record. The Lakers have won two in a row and will be looking to extend their winning streak and start their road trip with a win.
In the last 10 games, the Lakers’ 3-point percentage improved, they are shooting at 37.1% from three in the last 10 games which is the top 10 in the league. The Lakers are 4th in defensive ratings in the last 10 games. They are 3rd in shooting at the rim and they are shooting at 71.3% at the rim in the last ten games.
Lebron James has been excellent since his return. He along with Russell Westbrook will be looking to continue to build on their good performances in the last 10 games.
The Mavericks are having a mixed season so far. Now they are playing without Luka Doncic, he has missed two games so far due to left ankle soreness and he is expected to miss the game on Wednesday against the Lakers too. The Mavericks much to their credit have won two in a row without Luka Doncic.
The Mavericks have won three of their last four games. They beat the Grizzlies and Thunder on the road and won against the Hornets at home without Luka.
The Mavericks are a really good team and they are deep with Tim Hardaway Jr. and Tyre Burks coming off the bench for them. The Bench contributed 59 points in the win against the Hornets at home. Jalen Brunson has been fantastic for the Mavs this season so far.
This is a team when healthy and when they play to their full potential can make a deep playoff push and be a real threat to any top teams in the playoffs.
Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Prediction: Key Players
Kristaps Porzingis: He is not having a great season so far. His three-point shooting has dropped significantly from 37.6% last season to 29.7% this year. He is averaging 19.5 PPG, 7.9RPG, and 1.6 BPG so far this season. With all this being said Porzingis led the Mavs with a double-double in the win against the Hornets. He scored 24 points and had 13 rebounds to go along with it against the Hornets.
Tim Hardaway Jr.: Tim Hardaway Jr. has been a solid contributor for the Mavs this season with 14.2 PPG. It has been a struggle for Tim Hardaway Jr this season so far. He also averages 1.0 SPG for the season.
Los Angeles Lakers:
Lebron James: Lebron James in his 19th season, he is still playing like the best player in basketball. But Lebron James unlike his early seasons he is facing some injury issues in this phase of his career. Lebron James missed two games due to sprained ankle, nine games due to an abdominal strain, and one game due to health and safety protocols.
He is currently averaging 26.3 PPG (team-high), 6.1 RPG, 7.1 APG, and 1.8 SPG (team-high). In the last 8 games that Lebron played he has been averaging 29.8 PPG, 8 APG, 7.3 RPG, 1.6 SPG, and 1.3 BPG. He was awarded the Western Conference Player of the week such has been his dominance.
Russell Westbrook: It has been a struggle so far for Russell Westbrook but he is still putting up great numbers he is averaging 19.5 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 8.4 APG, and 1.2 SPG.
Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Prediction: Injury Report
|Sterling Brown||Questionable||Left Foot Soreness.|
|Wiley Cauley-Stein||Out||Personal Reasons.|
|Luka Doncic||Out||Left Ankle Soreness|
Los Angeles Lakers:
|Talen-Horton-Tucker||Out||Health and Safety Protocol.|
|Trevor Ariza||Out||Right Ankle Injury|
|Kendrick Nunn||Out (will not return until 2022)||Right Knee Bone Bruise.|
|Anthony Davis||Questionable||Knee Soreness|
|Lebron James||Probable||Abdominal Strain|
|Los Angeles Lakers||Dallas Mavericks||Predicted Winner|
|Smarkets||Win Probability: 55.65%||Win Probability: 54.35%||Dallas Mavericks|
The Mavs will be without their star player Luka Doncic, the Lakers will probably be without Anthony Davis. This game is expected to be a close game to call. Both the teams are coming off good wins under the belt.
The Home court advantage of Mavericks and the absence of Anthony Davis, especially as the rim protector may prove to be tough for the Lakers. Going the game, Dallas Mavericks will be starting as a favorite. Even the latest Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Prediction gives Mavericks an advantage in tonight’s game.
Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 15, 7:30 PM ET
Venue: American Airlines Center.