The Dallas Mavericks look to conclude their five-game road trip on a high note when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Dallas (36-25) improved to 3-1 on its trek with a 107-101 triumph at Golden State on Sunday, a contest in which it trailed by 14 points after three quarters. The Lakers (27-33) have lost five of their last six contests and were trounced 123-95 at home by New Orleans in their last outing. LeBron James (knee) is listed as questionable, while Anthony Davis (ankle) remains out.
Tipoff at Crypto.com Arena is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET. Dallas is a 5.5-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Lakers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 217. Before making any Lakers vs. Mavericks picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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- Lakers vs. Mavericks spread: Dallas -5.5
- Lakers vs. Mavericks over-under: 217 points
- Lakers vs. Mavericks money line: Dallas -210, Los Angeles +175
- DAL: The Mavericks are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games following an ATS win
- LAL: The Lakers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 contests following a straight-up loss
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Why the Mavericks can cover
Luka Doncic has been outstanding of late, scoring at least 30 points in nine of his last 12 games. The 23-year-old Slovenian point guard recorded a game-high 34 points in the victory over the Warriors and pulled down 11 rebounds for his 32nd double-double of the season, the seventh-most in the NBA in 2021-22. Doncic is tied for sixth in the league with an average of 27.6 points and ranks first on the Mavericks in both rebounding (9.2) and assists (8.9).
Newly acquired point guard Spencer Dinwiddie was a big factor in Dallas’ win on Sunday as he came off the bench to go 10-for-14 from the field and finish with 24 points. It was the best offensive performance by the 28-year-old, who came over from Washington at the trade deadline, since he scored 27 points for the Wizards on Jan. 15 against Portland. Dorian Finney-Smith is averaging 10.2 points but has registered 14 in three of his last four outings.
Why the Lakers can cover
Los Angeles is struggling but never can be counted out as long as James is on the court, which he likely will be on Tuesday despite the injury designation. The four-time NBA MVP is third in the league with an average of 29 points and also leads Los Angeles with 7.9 rebounds per game. James scored a team-high 32 points against the Pelicans on Sunday and hasn’t been held under 20 since Dec. 17, when he recorded 18 at Minnesota.
James joined elite company with his effort versus New Orleans as he became the third player in NBA history (Michael Jordan – 562, Wilt Chamberlain – 515) with 500 career 30-point performances. Russell Westbrook had 16 points against the Pelicans, reaching double figures for the fifth consecutive game. The 33-year-old point guard ranks third on the Lakers with an average of 18.2 points.
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