Mavericks at Lakers - 4/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (48-31) at Los Angeles Lakers (21-58)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSSW, TWC SN
The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers play Sunday night at the STAPLES Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 105.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 102.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 19.2 points and 4.1 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.3 points and six rebounds. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.4 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing 6.5 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 50 percent from the field in their last five games and have won 10 of their last 13 when topping 100 points. The Mavs are locked into the seventh seed in the West, so expect key guys to play less than they usually would. Chandler Parsons is out of this game with a knee injury.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 98.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and are allowing 104.9 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jordan Hill is averaging 11.9 points and eight rebounds while Carlos Boozer is averaging 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is dishing 3.4 assists and Wesley Johnson is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 43.1 percent from the field in their last five games. The Lakers have topped 100 points in seven of their last 12 games. Seven of the Lakers last 10 wins have come on their home court. Jeremy Lin is doubtful with a knee injury.
The Mavericks are 11-28-2 ATS in their last 41 vs. Western Conference and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Lakers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-15-1 ATS in their last 23 vs. Western Conference. The Mavericks are 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Mavs should start resting guys, which is why I'm siding with the Lakers if I really have to pick this game.