Mavericks at Lakers - 11/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (1-1) at Los Angeles Lakers (0-2)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers PK -- Over/Under: 209 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, TWC SN
The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers square off Sunday at the Staples Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look to get a game above .500 when they play their third straight road game. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 99.5 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 99.5 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 13.5 points and eight rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 12 points and seven assists. Raymond Felton is dishing five assists and Dwight Powell is grabbing seven rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are getting 48.2 percent of their points from their bench and are averaging just 10 turnovers. The Mavericks are averaging 51.5 rebounds, nearly five more than league average. The Mavs have won four of their last six regular season road games. Chandler Parsons is questionable and Deron Williams is doubtful.
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The Los Angeles Lakers are still looking for their first victory after a quick 0-2 start. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 112.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 122 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 18.5 points and four rebounds while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 18 points and four rebounds. Louis Williams is dishing three assists and Roy Hibbert is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are turning the ball over 16 times per game and are shooting just 29 percent from downtown. The Lakers have lost 10 of their last 11 games overall and 10 straight when allowing 100 or more points. The Lakers must play cleaner basketball to get over this hump.
The Mavericks are 15-34-2 ATS in their last 51 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Lakers are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 vs. Western Conference and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Lakers have some nic young talent and are putting the ball in the hoop. The Mavs are also playing well offensively, but they're an older and slower team that just had trouble with that pace against the other team from Los Angeles. In a pick em game, I'm going to side with the Lakers to finally get in the win column.