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Mavericks at Lakers - 1/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks (25-21) at Los Angeles Lakers (9-37)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +9 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds

TV: NBATV, FSSW, TWC SN

The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers square off Tuesday night at the Staples Center.

The Dallas Mavericks need a victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.2 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.7 points and 6.7 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 14.2 points and 5.6 assists. Wesley Matthews is grabbing 3.2 rebounds and Chandler Parsons is dishing 2.4 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Mavs are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost five of their last eight road games. Jeremy Evans, Devin Harris and Zaza Pachulia are questionable.

Mavericks at Lakers - 1/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Los Angeles Lakers need a win in order to snap a six-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 15.8 points and 3.5 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.5 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jordan Clarkson is dishing 2.4 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 10 of their last 14 home games.

The Mavericks are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mavericks are 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings in Los Angeles and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall. 

This is a tough line for me, as the Mavs are the better team and are playing better ball overall, but the Lakers continue to compete and have been money ATS when having an extended rest. If forced to pick this game, I'd take the points with a Lakers team that's been playing hard at home.

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Lakers +9

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