NBA Betting Predictions: Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers
Tonight at 10:30 pm Eastern, the defending champion Dallas Mavericks (8-5) travel to take on the Los Angeles Lakers (9-5). BetDSI Sportsbook current NBA Live Betting Lines display the Lakers as -165 favorites giving up -3 ½ points to the Mavericks.
Two days ago in the Battle for Los Angeles the LA Lakers lost 102-94 to the LA Clippers. Shooting 35-77 from the floor and hitting 5 out of 12 three pointers the Los Angeles Lakers problem was clearly turnovers which they lost 11.
Kobe Bryant led the game in scoring with a huge 42 points, also had 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. Kobe however did not get much help, Paul Gasol was next in scoring on the team with 14 points and made 10 rebounds, 1 blocked shot. Andrew Bynum put up 12 and had 16 rebounds 4 assists. Apart from those gentlemen there was very little scoring done by the Lakers. Only one player from their bench put up more than two points, and that was Darius Morris with 7.
The Dallas Mavericks have won five in a row their last an at home 99-60 historic drumming of the Sacramento Kings. The defensive effort was so great it was the lowest point total the franchise has ever allowed. Dallas shot 37-81 from the floor and 7 of 16 from downtown.
Jason Terry provides such a spark from the bench for this Dallas Mavericks team, he led the game in scoring against the Kings with 21 points. Dirk Nowitzki had 14 points, an assist, and 2 blocked shots. Vince Carter also came off the bench well with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Shawn Marion notched 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists.
NBA Betting Prediction: This could be a future game down the road come playoff time and both teams will be riled up for this contest. The Los Angeles Lakers didnt look so hot in their recent loss although Kobe looked great. If the Dallas Mavericks can find a way to slow him down you would be gettnig great value on the Mavs at +145
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