Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks - 11/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (1-5) at Los Angeles Lakers (4-3)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers meet Tuesday night in a NBA matchup at the Staples Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look for their first road victory to climb out of a rough 1-5 start to the season. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 95.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 20.8 points and 6.5 rebounds while J.J. Barea is averaging 17.2 points and 5.2 assists. Deron Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Wesley Matthews is dishing 1.8 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost eight of their last 12 road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look to keep the ball rolling and build on their impressive three-game winning streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 15.9 points and 4.9 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.3 points and 1.4 rebounds. Julius Randle is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is dishing 1.7 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 28.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won four straight home games.
The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Pacific and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Lakers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mavericks are 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Los Angeles and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
These young Los Angeles Lakers are gaining confidence and actually looking more and more like an exciting basketball team. I don't like this Mavericks roster and their older players will have a hard time keeping up with the youth and shooting of this Lakers team. LA and the small line is a solid pick here.