Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/10/2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 23-31. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 106.7 points per game while giving up 109.1 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 17-38. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per contest and giving up 103.9, which is a point differential of -2.4.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 29-25-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-27-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 27-27-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 23-32-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/09/18 F Channing Frye Acquired is "?" Saturday vs Dallas
02/09/18 PG Isaiah Thomas Acquired is "?" Saturday vs Dallas
01/25/18 PG Lonzo Ball MCL is out indefinitely
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
02/09/18 F Harrison Barnes Ankle is "?" Saturday vs LA Lakers
02/09/18 F Doug McDermott Acquired is "?" Saturday vs LA Lakers
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Kyle Kuzma comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Brandon Ingram averages 15.9 points per contest in 33.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Dennis Smith has scored 14.8 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 4.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.4 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 106.7 points per contest this year, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.43 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 46.5 boards per contest and 23.4 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 15.9 per game. The Lakers allow 109.1 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 4th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 22.8 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 26th in the NBA with 101.5 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.42. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.5 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 22.1. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Mavericks give up 103.9 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 10th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per contest this year.
The Lakers are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 21st. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Los Angeles is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Dallas is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 14th. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 95.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 19th 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.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -3
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