Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 3/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Crypto.com Arena is the location where the Los Angeles Lakers (27-33) will meet the Dallas Mavericks (36-25) on Tuesday.
The Mavericks played the Warriors and took home the win by a score of 107-101 in their last game. Dallas finished the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (39 out of 78) and buried 13 out of their 34 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Mavericks made 16 of 20 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they earned 45 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 16 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 2 turnovers and getting 5 steals. With regard to defending, Dallas allowed 42.9% from the floor on 39 of 91 shooting. Golden State dished out 44 assists and had 27 steals in the matchup. In addition, Golden State collected 32 rebounds (12 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Golden State finished the game shooting 60.0% at the free throw line by burying 12 of their 20 attempts. They also converted 11 out of their 39 shots from distance. Concerning fouls, the Mavericks ended up with 18 and the Warriors totaled 10 fouls.
Luka Doncic is one player who had an impact for this game. He ended up walking away with 34 points on 10 of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins played and also totaled 11 rebounds. Doncic went 47.6% from the floor and earned 2 dimes.
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Dallas heads into this one with a win-loss record of 36-25 this year. They turn it over 12.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.8 fouls per game. As a unit, Dallas is grabbing 43.4 boards per contest and has totaled 1,436 dimes so far this season, which ranks 20th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Mavericks are shooting 34.5% on 3-point shots (778 of 2,254) and 76.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 106.7 points per contest (25th in the NBA) while going 45.6% from the field.
On defense, the Mavericks are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and they draw 20.0 fouls. They are giving up 33.6% from 3-point land and they are 2nd in the league in PPG allowed (103.4). The Mavericks are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.5% (2,364 of 5,192) and they surrender 44.2 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 9th in the league in giving up assists with 1,421 conceded this season.
When they last played, the Lakers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 123-95 against the Pelicans. The Lakers were able to snag 31 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 23 times, while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Pelicans committed 15 personal fouls for this game which got the Lakers to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throws for a clip of 90.0%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Los Angeles knocked down 7 of their 34 attempts (20.6%). When this game wrapped up, the Lakers finished shooting 35 for 84 from the floor which had them at 41.7%. The Lakers permitted the Pelicans to convert 47 out of their 92 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 51.1% for the contest. They went 43.3% from distance via 13 out of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 25 from the free throw line (64.0%). Regarding attacking the glass, Los Angeles permitted New Orleans to pull down 39 in total (12 offensive).
LeBron James ended up being a factor for the Lakers in this contest. He buried 13 of 23 for this game for a rate of 56.5%, and had 6 rebounds. James totaled 32 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 3 assists in the matchup.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 27-33 on the season. The Lakers have committed 20.0 fouls every game and they hit 72.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.0 times per contest (16th in the league) and they cough up possession 14.8 times per game. Los Angeles has tallied 6,630 points for the campaign (110.5 per game) and they average 44.7 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Lakers are connecting on 46.4% from the floor, which ranks 11th in basketball.
The Lakers on the defensive end are ranked 24th in the league in PPG given up with 112.4. They have forced 14.6 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.7% from the floor (16th in the league). The Los Angeles defense allows 34.6% on 3-point attempts (753 of 2,179) and opponents are making 74.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They relinquish 25.8 dimes and 47.1 boards every game, which has them ranked 27th and 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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