Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 4/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+2.5)
American Airlines Center is the venue where and the Dallas Mavericks (32-26) will take on the Los Angeles Lakers (35-24) on Saturday. Dallas opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 225.5.
The Lakers took the court against the Mavericks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-110 in their last contest. Los Angeles wrapped up the contest with a 47.8% FG percentage (43 out of 90) and buried 10 of their 30 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Lakers converted 14 of their 17 tries for a percentage of 82.4%. Concerning pulling down boards, they earned a total of 45 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 26 assists for the matchup while creating 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of defending, Los Angeles allowed the other team to shoot 48.8% from the floor on 40 of 82 shooting. Dallas earned 23 dimes and had 11 steals in this contest. Moreover, Dallas had 38 rebounds (9 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 5 blocked shots. Dallas finished shooting 72.2% at the charity stripe by converting 26 of their 36 attempts. They made 9 of 24 attempts from downtown.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is someone who was a major factor for the game. He accounted for 29 points on 9 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 34:24 minutes played and pulled down 1 rebound. Caldwell-Pope ended up going 52.9% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Lakers was Dennis Schröder. He snagged 2 rebounds in 37:50 min played. He finished 69.2% from the field for the contest via 9-of-13 (25 points). When the time ran out, Schröder had accumulated 13 assists.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a mark of 35-24 for the year. They are turning it over 15.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.1 personal fouls every game. As a team, Los Angeles is pulling in 44.6 boards per game and is sitting with 1,447 dimes on the campaign, which is 17th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Lakers are connecting on 35.6% on three-point shots (657 of 1,843) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They average 109.9 pts per game (22nd in the NBA) while going 47.4% from the field. On the defensive end, the Lakers are able to force 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.2 fouls. They are ranked 15th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,461 surrendered for the season. The Lakers defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.7% (2,347 of 5,138) and they relinquish 42.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 34.9% on three-point shots while they are 2nd in the NBA in PPG allowed (106.3).
In their win over L.A., the Mavericks corralled 29 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while recording 11 steals in the game. The Lakers had 28 fouls in this contest which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 36 attempts. They were able to bury 26 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 72.2%. Regarding shots from distance, Dallas made 9 of their 24 tries (37.5%). When all was said and done, the Mavericks went 40 for 82 from the field which had them at 48.8%. The Mavericks allowed the Lakers to knock down 43 of their 90 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 47.8% for this game. They finished 33.3% from distance by connecting on 10 out of 30 and finished the contest at 14 of 17 from the charity stripe (82.4%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Dallas allowed Los Angeles to pull down 45 in total (12 offensive).
Luka Doncic was important for the Mavericks in this contest. He converted 9 of 21 for this contest for a field goal rate of 42.9%, and earned 9 rebounds. Doncic totaled 30 points in his 36:29 minutes on the hardwood and had 8 dimes for this game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Dallas was Kristaps Porzingis. He walked away with 1 assist in 28:57 mins played, and he knocked down 6 out of 11 from the floor. Porziņģis walked away from this one going 54.5% from the field while also notching 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 32-26 for the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Mavericks are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 15th in basketball. Dallas has totaled 6,472 pts on the season (111.6 per game) and they collect 43.5 boards per game. They are getting an assist 22.4 times per contest (26th in the league) and they cough up possession 12.0 times per game. The Mavericks commit 19.4 personal fouls per game and they connect on 77.3% from the free throw line. The Mavericks on defense are ranked 9th in the league in PPG surrendered with 110.2. They have surrendered 22.4 dimes and 44.4 boards on a nightly basis, which is ranked 3rd and 17th in the league. The Dallas defense allows 36.6% from downtown (756 of 2,067) and opponents are connecting on 76.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They are able to force 12.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (-2.5)
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