Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 3/28/2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 22-51. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.6 as they are averaging 102.7 points per contest while giving up 105.3 per game. The Lakers have an overall mark of 32-41. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 108.4 points per contest and giving up 110.0, which is a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 37-35-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 34-39-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 38-35-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 38-34-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/26/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Sacramento
03/26/18 F Dwight Powell Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Sacramento
03/26/18 G Jose Juan Barea Personal is OUT Tuesday vs Sacramento and is OUT Wednesday vs LA Lakers
03/11/18 G Wesley Matthews Leg is out indefinitely
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
03/26/18 G Isaiah Thomas Hip is "?" Wednesday vs Dallas
03/26/18 F Brandon Ingram Hip is "?" Wednesday vs Dallas
03/01/18 G Josh Hart Hand is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Dirk Nowitzki averages 12.2 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Julius Randle averages 16.2 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 8 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Kyle Kuzma averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 102.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.58 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 41.1 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.4 per game. The Mavericks allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 10th in the league with 108.4 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.56. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Lakers are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.7. The Lakers surrender 110 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Mavericks are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.5, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 14th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Dallas is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Lakers are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 18th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +3
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