Dallas Mavericks (2-5 ) vs Los Angeles Lakers (2-5 )Date : 10/31/2018
Time : 10:30 PM ET
Location : Staples Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers will welcome the Mavericks to Staples Center as the two teams will be meeting for the first time this season. The Lakers are coming off a lost against the Wolves while the Mavericks lost in overtime against the Spurs. Game tips off at 10:30 PM ET.
Dallas Mavericks's Latest Performance :
The Mavericks are coming off a disappointing loss against the Spurs as they failed to close out the game in regulation, playing an experienced team like the Spurs when you have the chance to close them out you have to do it right away or else they are going to come back and steal the game from you. The Mavs are now on a four-game losing streak the games are close but they need to cut down on their turnovers they had a season-high 23 turnovers in their last game. Luka Doncic is coming off a career performance as he scored 31 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He is averaging 18.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.5 3-pointers on 43 percent shooting in six games. Dallas should trust him with the ball later in the game, it will be interesting to see how he plays at Staples as he is going up against his idol LeBron James. I expect a great performance from him.
Los Angeles Lakers's Latest Performance :
The Lakers will be returning home for a game as they will take on the Dallas Mavericks. The Lakers need to learn how to close out games as they are letting too many games slip away. The Lakers are 0-2 since Rondo returned to the lineup. It will be a huge decision for Coach Walton to make because you can’t really have two point guards with a similar playing style on the court at the same time. LeBron is doing all he can to help this Lakers team to win he was 3 assists shy of a triple-double putting up a stat line of 29 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists. Ingram in his returned scored 24 points hitting 9-for-18 of his shots. Playing against the Mavs at home will give the Lakers a pretty good job of getting back into the win column again.
How Dallas Mavericks & Los Angeles Lakers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games.
Mavericks are 9-22 ATS in their last 31 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Lakers -7
My reason for the pick :
The Lakers should be able to get back to their winning ways as they will take down the Mavericks at home. LeBron will have to be in takeover mode as he will have to carry his team again after struggling these last few games. Rondo and Lonzo will still be fighting for minutes as the two can’t be on the floor together because it doesn’t work. For the Mavericks, Luka will put up a great performance in front of his idol but his effort won’t be enough to win the game but it will be enough for LeBron to take notice that he is the real deal.
Betting trends for Dallas Mavericks:
- Mavericks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing home record.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Lakers:
- Lakers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.