The Dallas Mavericks (46-29) host the Los Angeles Lakers (31-43) in a Western Conference battle on Tuesday night. Los Angeles is just half a game in front of the Spurs for the final play-in spot in the West. The Lakers are on a two-game losing streak, including a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Dallas, currently fourth in the West, has won two of its last three games. LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (foot) are both listed as doubtful for Los Angeles.
Tipoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET at American Airlines Center. Caesars Sportsbook lists Dallas as the 12-point favorite in the latest Lakers vs. Mavericks odds. The over-under for total points is set at 218.5. Before locking in any Mavericks vs. Lakers picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Mavs and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines and trends for Mavs vs. Lakers:
- Lakers vs. Mavericks spread: Dallas -12
- Lakers vs. Mavericks over-under: 218.5 points
- Lakers vs. Mavericks money line: Dallas -800, Los Angeles +550
- DAL: Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite
- LAL: Lakers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games
Why the Mavericks can cover
Spencer Dinwiddie brings great height and wingspan to the point guard spot and he uses that to his advantage. Dinwiddie has good court vision, setting his teammates up. The Colorado product creates his own shot and gets to the lane consistently. He averages 14 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. On Mar. 21, Dinwiddie amassed 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
Guard Jalen Brunson is another contributor in the backcourt for Dallas. He is quick and agile on both ends of the floor. Brunson logs 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. The Villanova product can score from all three levels, shooting 37 percent from three. He's scored 20-plus points in three of his last six games. In his last matchup, Brunson produced 22 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
Why the Lakers can cover
Guard Russell Westbrook loves to play downhill and attack the basket. The nine-time All-Star can set up his teammates and help on the glass as Westbrook averages 18.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game. The UCLA product has produced 20-plus points in four of his last five outings. On March 23 against the Philadelphia 76ers, Westbrook logged 24 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
Guard Malik Monk is a phenomenal athlete with a sweet shooting stroke from mid-range and 3-point land. Monk has the leaping ability to slam it down on opposing defenders. The 2017 first-round pick averages 13.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. The Kentucky product has scored 20-plus points in back-to-back games and in his last contest, Monk notched 23 points and six assists.
How to make Lakers vs. Mavericks picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 217 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model's picks at SportsLine.
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