Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/25/2014
Friday, December 26, 2014 at 8:30 PM
American Airlines Center in Dallas
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The Los Angeles Lakers will be going on the road on Friday night to face the Dallas Mavericks, who have lost two games in a row.
In their first meeting this season, the Mavs were able to dominate the Lakers in Dallas by the score of 140-106. They had one of their best offensive games of the season in that one, finishing with a solid 62.2 field goal percentage.
In 58 games against the Mavs, Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has averaged 24.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. Big man Carlos Boozer has averaged 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game against Dallas in his career, while point guard Jeremy Lin has scored 14.7 points per game against them in 12 career games.
On Tuesday night, the Mavs lost their second game in a row when the Phoenix Suns were able to beat them 124-115 on the road. Dallas did shoot well in that loss, but they also turned the ball over 20 times.
So far this season, Dallas' offense is the best in the NBA by scoring 109.6 points per game. Veteran power forward Dirk Nowitzki has a solid 21.3 PER right now by averaging 18.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and just 1.3 turnovers per game. Shooting guard Monta Ellis currently leads the team in scoring by averaging nearly 21 points per game.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Lakers are 14-12-2 Against the Spread
Los Angeles Lakers are 16-12-0 against the Over/Under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
Dallas Mavericks are 13-15-2 Against the Spread
Dallas Mavericks are 17-13-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Lakers
12/24/14 G Kobe Bryant Rest is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Chicago
12/23/14 C Jordan Hill Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Chicago
11/24/14 F Xavier Henry Achilles out indefinitely
11/17/14 F Ryan Kelly Hamstring out indefinitely
10/28/14 F Julius Randle Tibia out for season
10/23/14 G Steve Nash Back out for season
No injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas
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