Lakers vs Mavericks 1/10/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - Dallas
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -2
American Airlines Center is the site where Tim Hardaway and the Dallas Mavericks (23-14, 2nd in the Southwest Division) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (30-7, 1st in the Pacific Division) on Friday. Dallas opens this contest as 2 point dogs. The O/U is set at 220.
The Lakers cover the spread 52.8% of the time, having gone 19-17-1 ATS. Dallas is covering 52.8% of the time, going 19-17-1 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/19/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee is out for season
01/08/20 PF Anthony Davis Tailbone is out Friday vs Dallas
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/08/20 PF Kristaps Porzingis Knee is questionable Friday vs LA Lakers
LeBron James comes into this game averaging 25.1 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 10.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 69%. Kyle Kuzma averages 12.0 points per contest in 23.4 minutes per game. He averages 0.8 assists per game and 3.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Tim Hardaway scores 13.8 points per contest while playing 25.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 2.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Luka Doncic averages 29.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.7 rebounds per game and has 9.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 112.8 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 15.2 per game. The Lakers allow 104.9 points per contest, which is 3rd in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 5th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.0 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 16.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 3rd in the NBA with 116.4 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.16. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 5th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.4 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 24.6. The Mavericks are 28th in turnovers per contest with 13.1. The Mavericks give up 109.2 points per game, which ranks them 14th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 12th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 45.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per contest this year.
The Lakers are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 104.2, and their offensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 2nd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 26th in the NBA.
Dallas is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 109.6, and their offensive rating of 116.8 is ranked 17th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +2
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