Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 12/15/2021 NBA Spread and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 12/15/2021 – These are playoff-contending teams from the NBA Western Conference that are looking to gain some momentum before the year ends. The Dallas Mavericks will be hosting the stacked Los Angeles Lakers this coming Wednesday, December 15 and it will be held inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. ESPN will be putting the game live on television starting 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and the same feed can be seen through an online live stream subscription in NBA League Pass. The Dallas Mavericks with the home-court advantage is seen in NBA betting spreads as the favored team over the Los Angeles Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 12/15/2021
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 12/15/2021 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers got out of a situation that had their record below .500 and they are now owning a 15-13 record. This team now owns a half-a-game lead over the Dallas Mavericks and they will seek to keep the momentum running after winning back-to-back games. The Lakers were able to pick up wins over the bottom-dwelling teams Orlando Magic and Oklahoma City Thunder during that run. LeBron James led the charge against the Thunder providing a triple-double of 30 points, 11 rebounds and three assists while Russell Westbrook had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists against his former team that drafted him as a rookie.
Players to watch: L. James SF 16 GP 16 GS 36.8 MIN 26.3 PTS 0.7 OR 5.4 DR 6.1 REB 7.1 AST 1.8 STL 0.9 BLK 3.8 TO 2.1 PF 1.9 AST/TO 23.99 PER
A. Davis PF 25 GP 25 GS 35.8 MIN 24 PTS 3 OR 7.2 DR 10.2 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 2.2 BLK 2 TO 2.3 PF 1.5 AST/TO 24.84 PER
R. Westbrook PG 28 GP 28 GS 36 MIN 19.5 PTS 1.3 OR 6.4 DR 7.7 REB 8.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 4.6 TO 3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 16.29 PER.
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The Dallas Mavericks are looking like a team getting their winning rhythm back as they won three of their last four games. A win against the Lakers will help get above and overtake them in the NBA Western Conference standings. The last two teams they defeated were the Oklahoma City Thunder and the depleted Charlotte Hornets. The team played without Luka Doncic and it was Kristaps Porzingis leading them with a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds. Trey Burke came off the bench providing the extra push with 22 points and six assists while Dorian Finney-Smith chipped in with 15.
Players to Watch: L. Doncic PG 21 GP 21 GS 35 MIN 25.6 PTS 0.8 OR 7.2 DR 8 REB 8.5 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 4.6 TO 2.5 PF 1.9 AST/TO 22.16 PER
K. Porzingis C 20 GP 20 GS 29.8 MIN 19.5 PTS 2.2 OR 5.7 DR 7.9 REB 2 AST 0.8 STL 1.6 BLK 1.3 TO 2.5 PF 1.6 AST/TO 23.39 PER
J. Brunson PG 26 GP 8 GS 29.1 MIN 14.4 PTS 0.7 OR 3.4 DR 4 REB 4.8 AST 0.8 STL 0 BLK 1.4 TO 1.8 PF 3.4 AST/TO 18.08 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 12/15/2021 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Dallas’ last 7 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
Trevor Ariza SF Ankle is out indefinitely
Willie Cauley-Stein C Personal is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs LA Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Picks
This is an interesting matchup as Luka Doncic and LeBron James are questionable to play. Nonetheless, it is safer to pick the home team Dallas Mavericks instead of the Los Angeles Lakers as seen in the top online sportsbook.
Moneyline: The Lakers are given the ML of +110 if they take this road game while the Mavericks are -133.
ATS: It is just two points separating both teams on the ATS with the Mavericks getting the -2 while the Lakers are +2.
TOTALs: The total for this matchup is set at 217 points with the Lakers going over and the Mavericks are under.
Score Prediction: 109 – 108, Mavericks