Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/13/2018
Saturday, January 13, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 4 point favorites.
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The Lakers head into this matchup with a mark of 14-27. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.9 as they are averaging 106.5 points per contest while giving up 110.4 per game. The Mavericks have an overall record of 15-28. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 104.4, good for a point differential of -1.8.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 20-21-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 22-19-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 22-20-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-23-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 22.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Kyle Kuzma averages 16.7 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Harrison Barnes averages 18.8 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 106.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 46.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 16.8 per game. The Lakers allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 23rd in the league with 102.6 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.86. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 40.4 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Mavericks surrender 104.4 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 45 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game this season.
The Lakers are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.4, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Los Angeles is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Dallas is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 11th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 11th. As a unit they are 16th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -4
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