Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 1/10/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
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Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 1/10/2020 – The Los Angeles Lakers have won six straight games and looking great after losing four consecutive games back in December. They will now head on the road and the Dallas Mavericks are next and they will battle them this Friday, January 10 at 9:45 pm Eastern Time. This match will be hosted by the Mavs at the American Airlines Arena and it will be televised by ESPN. Live stream is made available through NBA League Pass and SofaScore. The Lakers have won their two of their past two matchups and they the underdogs to take this game on the road against the Mavericks according to Basketball Betting Tips Over Under.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 1/10/2020
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 1/10/2020 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Lakers may go to this game without Anthony Davis who has a spine problem as of the moment. In their last game against the Knicks, Davis had only 5 points in 28 minutes but the Lakers blew away their opponents by 30 points. LeBron James finished the game with 31 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals while sinking six triples. Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope took care of Davis’ slack with 16 and 15 points respectively. Dwight Howard took some of the rebounding load as he grabbed 13 boards and had 8 points in the process. Rajon Rondo was also fantastic with 8 points and 10 assists in 23 minutes. Even without Davis, the Lakers can manage since Mavericks are also without Kristaps Porzingis as the two big men will cancel out each other.
Players to watch: A. Davis PF 35 GP 35 GS 35.2 MIN 27.1 PTS 2.2 OR 7.2 DR 9.4 REB 3.2 AST 1.5 STL 2.6 BLK 2.4 TO 2.5 PF 1.3 AST/TO 28.5 PER
L. James SF 36 GP 36 GS 35 MIN 25.1 PTS 1.1 OR 6.7 DR 7.8 REB 10.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 3.8 TO 1.8 PF 2.9 AST/TO 26.25 PER
K. Kuzma PF 28 GP 1 GS 23.4 MIN 12 PTS 0.5 OR 3.1 DR 3.6 REB 0.8 AST 0.4 STL 0.4 BLK 1.5 TO 1.8 PF 0.5 AST/TO 10.98 PER.
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a tight 1-point loss against the Denver Nuggets, 107-106. They had the last possession in the final seven seconds but failed to hoist up a shot. Luka Doncic flirted with a triple-double with 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. Dwight Powell had 16 points, eight rebounds and two blocks while Tim Hardaway Jr. had 15 points. Without Kristaps Porzingis, this team lacks another dimension to their game and looked more vulnerable even if Doncic puts up MVP type of numbers. Against the Lakers, he will be going up against LeBron James for another thriller and they have to learn how to close out games.
Players to Watch: L. Doncic SF 33 GP 33 GS 32.9 MIN 29.6 PTS 1.5 OR 8.2 DR 9.7 REB 9 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 4.3 TO 2.4 PF 2.1 AST/TO 31.31 PER
T. Hardaway Jr. SG 34 GP 21 GS 25.6 MIN 13.8 PTS 0.3 OR 2.2 DR 2.5 REB 1.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.1 BLK 0.9 TO 1.6 PF 2 AST/TO 14.58 PER
S. Curry SG 35 GP 9 GS 22.3 MIN 10.1 PTS 0.4 OR 1.5 DR 2 REB 1.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 1.1 TO 1.7 PF 1.6 AST/TO 13.37 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 1/10/2020 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games.
Dallas are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF Illness is probable Friday vs Dallas
J.J. Barea PG Illness is “?” Friday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Picks
With Anthony Davis most probably out for this game, the Lakers are considered the underdogs by Best Sports Book Online. Nonetheless, it will be another exciting battle between LeBron James and Luka Doncic and it will most probably be the best game to watch on this day. Like the Lakers, Dallas will also not have their main big man in Kistaps Porzingis in this game.
Moneyline: The Lakers are at +105 on the ML if they win this game on the road against the Mavs. Meanwhile, Dallas is given -125.
ATS: The spread between the Lakers and Mavs are just 1.5 points with the Mavericks are at -1.5 for this match.
TOTALs: Mavs and Lakers are predicted to reach the 222.5 total for this game. Dallas is the team expected to go under.
Score Prediction: 117 – 112 Mavs