The Dallas Mavericks (36-25) close out a three-game road trip after the All-Star break Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Lakers (27-33). Tip-off for Tuesday’s game is 10 p.m. ET at Crypto.com Arena. Below, we look at the Mavericks vs. Lakers odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets.
Going back before the All-Star break, the Mavs have won seven of their last nine games and are coming off a, 107-101, road win over the second-place Golden State Warriors. Dallas is in fifth place in the Western Conference.
The Lakers have been reeling. They have lost their two games since the All-Star break and have dropped five of their last six and nine of their last 12 contests. They have fallen to ninth place in the West, which is one of the four spots that would have to participate in the play-in games to get to the playoffs.
Mavericks at Lakers odds, spread and lines
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- Money line: Mavericks -220 (bet $220 to win $100) | Lakers +175 (bet $100 to win $175)
- Against the spread (ATS): Mavericks -5.5 (-107) | Lakers +5.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 216.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Mavericks at Lakers key injuries
- G Trey Burke (shoulder) out
- F Marquese Chriss (knee) out
- G Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) out
- G Frank Ntilikina (ankle) out
- G Avery Bradley (knee) out
- F Anthony Davis (foot) out
- F LeBron James (knee) questionable
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Mavericks at Lakers odds, lines, picks and predictions
Mavericks 109, Lakers 103
The Mavs have won three of their last four on the road, and that includes victories over the second-ranked Warriors and first-ranked Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference.
While the Lakers are 18-15 at home this season, they have lost three of their last four home games. They are 8-11 the last 19 games that Davis has missed.
Take the MAVERICKS (-220).
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The Mavs have covered the spread in four straight games and in eight of their last 10 games. They are 18-12 ATS on the road this season.
The Lakers are 13-20 ATS at home this season. They are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games but 2-4 ATS in their last six.
Take the MAVERICKS -5.5 (-107).
The Mavericks have scored 109 or fewer points in four of their last five games. Half of their last 10 games have at more than 216 total points.
The Lakers have scored 106 or fewer in five of their last six games.
In their one other matchup this season, Dec. 15, the total was 211 points.
Take UNDER 216.5 (-108).
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