Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/7/2019
Monday, January 7, 2019
American Airlines Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, January 7, 2019. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 1.5 point favorites.
The Lakers have a record of 21-18. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of 1.5 as they average 113.0 points per game while giving up 111.5 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 18-21 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 110.2 points per game and surrender 109.7, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-22-1 against the spread this season
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-23-0 against the over/under this year
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-15-0 against the spread this season
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/28/18 PG Rajon Rondo Finger is out indefinitely
12/26/18 SF LeBron James Groin is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kyle Kuzma Back is questionable Sunday vs Minnesota
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/05/19 PG Devin Harris Back is questionable Monday vs LA Lakers
01/05/19 PG J.J. Barea Ankle is questionable Monday vs LA Lakers
Lonzo Ball comes into this game averaging 9.6 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 43%. Kyle Kuzma averages 18.3 points per contest in 32.6 minutes per game. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Harrison Barnes scores 18.2 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Luka Doncic averages 19.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.7 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 113.0 points per contest, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 6th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 46.8 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 4th with 15.3 per game. The Lakers allow 111.5 points per contest, which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 19th in the NBA with 110.2 points per contest this season. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.44. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 46.0 boards per contest and 22nd in assists per game with 22.9. The Mavericks are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The Mavericks give up 109.7 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.5 dimes allowed per game and 6th with 43.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Lakers are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 8th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Dallas is 3rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Mavericks are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +1.5
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