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Lakers vs. Mavericks - 3/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks (40-24) at Los Angeles Lakers (16-45)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)

The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds


The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday at the STAPLES Center.

The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after losing four of their last five. On the season, the Mavs are averaging 104.5 points on 46 percent shooting and are allowing 100.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 19 points and 4.3 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17 points and 4.6 rebounds. Chandler Parsons is shooting 45.1 percent from the field and Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting just 41.3 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost nine of their last 13 games when scoring less than 100 points. 14 of the Mavs 24 losses have come on the road. J J Barea and Devin Harris are questionable with injuries.

Lakers vs. Mavericks - 3/8/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The Los Angeles Lakers look to snap a four-game skid. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 99.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting and are allowing 105.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.4 points and 6.9 rebounds while Jordan Hill is averaging 12.4 points and eight rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.7 assists and Wayne Ellington is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing just 42.7 percent shooting in their last five games but have allowed 100-plus points in 10 of their last 13 games. The Lakers are just 9-20 SU on their home court this season. Nick Young is expected to miss this game with an injury.

The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest. The Lakers are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mavericks are 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.

The Mavs have had great ATS success in LA and is by far the better team here. Look for Dallas to get out of its funk with a win and cover here. 

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