Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 1/12/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Location: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum Sportsnet
Crypto.com Arena is where the Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
The Mavericks took the court against the Clippers and went home with a loss by a final score of 113-101 in their last contest. Dallas finished the game with a 43.5% FG percentage (30 out of 69) and made 12 out of their 38 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks made 29 of 36 tries for a percentage of 80.6%. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they earned 32 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 15 assists in the game as well as forcing 9 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When it comes to the defense, Dallas let their opponent shoot 45.3% from the floor on 39 of 86 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 20 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. Moreover, Los Angeles collected 46 rebounds (12 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Los Angeles finished shooting 76.7% when shooting free throws by burying 23 of their 30 attempts. They also made 12 out of their 31 tries from distance. Concerning fouls, the Mavericks ended up with 17 while the Clippers accumulated 23 fouls.
Luka Doncic is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. He left the arena with 43 points on 12 out of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 43 mins and also pulled down 11 rebounds. Doncic shot 54.5% from the floor and recorded 7 dimes.
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Dallas heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-19 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 12.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 20.9 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Dallas is pulling in 38.8 boards per game and has totaled 911 assists on the year, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Mavericks are shooting 35.7% on shots beyond the perimeter (613 of 1,717) and 74.7% from the free throw line. They average 112.1 points per game (19th in the league) while going 46.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Mavericks have forced 14.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 22.8 fouls. They are currently ranked 10th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,005 relinquished for the season. The Mavericks defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 47.9% (1,704 of 3,556) and they concede 44.0 boards per game as a squad. They are conceding 35.5% from 3-point land while they are 6th in the league in points per game allowed (111.0).
In their last game, the Lakers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 122-109 against the Nuggets. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Los Angeles allowed Denver to collect 55 in total (14 offensive). They finished 35.7% from downtown via 15 out of 42 and finished the contest at 15 of 17 from the charity stripe (88.2%). The Lakers allowed the Nuggets to make 46 of 99 tries from the field which had them sitting at 46.5% for the game. When this game wrapped up, the Lakers finished shooting 41 for 93 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 44.1%. In regard to shots from 3-point land, Los Angeles converted 8 out of 28 attempts (28.6%). They were able to bury 19 of those for a percentage of 76.0%. The Nuggets were called for 19 personal fouls for the game which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 25 tries. They turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 12 steals in this matchup. The Lakers recorded 33 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 44 for this contest.
Russell Westbrook pitched in for the Lakers in the matchup. He made 10 out of 21 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 47.6%, and had 7 rebounds. Westbrook accumulated 25 points in his 31 minutes on the court and had 7 dimes in this matchup.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 19-22 on the season. The Lakers have committed 18.6 fouls per game and they shoot 79.5% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 25.0 times per contest (14th in the league) and they turn it over 14.9 times per game. Los Angeles has totaled 4,783 points on the year (116.7 per contest) and they pull in 45.0 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Lakers are connecting on 48.6% from the floor, which is 6th in basketball.
The Lakers on defense are ranked 27th in the league in points given up per game with 117.8. They are able to force 12.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.2% from the floor (18th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense gives up 34.7% on 3-point shots (514 of 1,480) and their opponents are converting on 76.0% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 25.9 dimes and 45.2 boards every game, which ranks them 23rd and 26th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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