Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 11/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (1-7) at Dallas Mavericks (4-4)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -8 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TWC SN, FSSW
The Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks square off Friday at the American Airlines Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a big victory after a brutal 1-7 start to the season. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 101.6 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Jordan Clarkson is averaging 14.4 points and 2.1 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 14 points and 2.9 assists. Julius Randle is grabbing 8.3 rebounds and D'Angelo Russell is dishing 2.6 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers have allowed 100-plus points in six of their eight games and are giving up 49 rebounds per game. The Lakers are just a complete mess on both sides of the court and have now lost 14 of their last 17 road games. Kobe Bryant is questionable with a back injury.
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The Dallas Mavericks look for a home win to get a game above a .500 record. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102.1 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.5 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.9 points and 7.5 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 13 points and five assists. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 9.5 rebounds and J.J. Barea is dishing 5.4 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep but have given up 100-plus points in five of their last seven games. The Mavericks have yet to win back-to-back games this season. The Mavs have split their last 10 regular season home games.
The Lakers are 3-12-1 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mavericks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific. The Lakers are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
While the Mavs aren't as good as they showed a couple of days ago against the Clippers, they're certainly light years better than what the Lakers have going on. The Lakers are bad. Like close to being thrown in the same boat with the Nets and 76ers. The Mavs by double digits is the only pick that makes sense here.