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Dan Hunter 22 Apr 2021
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Los Angeles Lakers @ Dallas Mavericks Tips


Defending NBA Champions the LA Lakers will take on the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA Western Conference regular season game on Friday, March 24. This will be the second time the Lakers and the Mavericks have met this season; their previous match took place in December, and saw the Lakers emerge victorious 138-115. 

The LA Lakers are currently fifth in the Western Conference, two places above the Dallas Mavericks in seventh. In their most recent game on Tuesday, the Lakers were beaten by the Utah Jazz 111-97. On Wednesday Dallas defeated the Detroit Pistons 127-117. 

Right now, it’s very tough to pick a winner between these two teams: In their last 10 games, the Lakers are 5-5, the exact same record as the Mavericks. In their last four matches, both teams are 2-2. However, somebody has to win this game, and I’m backing the Dallas Mavericks to be that somebody, with the difference being the very impressive Luka Doncic. Doncic will power the Mavericks to a convincing win by at least 10 points, in a game that will feature around 230 points in total.

  • Lakers 5th in Western Conference
  • Lakers 35-23 this season
  • Mavericks 7th in Western Conference
  • Mavericks 31-26 this season 

Head to Head


The LA Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks have played each other 162 times in regular-season NBA games. The Lakers currently lead their head-to-head by 114 wins to 48. In matches during the previous two seasons, the Lakers and the Mavericks have played each other eight times, with the Lakers leading 7-1.  In their most recent matchup in December 2020, Los Angeles triumphed 138-115.

LA Lakers Form


So far this season, the LA Lakers have won 35 games and lost 23 for a win percentage of 0.603. The Lakers are currently fifth in the Western Conference, behind leaders Utah, followed by Phoenix, the LA Clippers and the Denver Nuggets. In between the Lakers and the Mavericks are the Portland Trail Blazers. 

Right now, the Lakers look a shadow of the team that began this season as favourites to retain the trophy they won last year. After they lost their two most important players, Anthony Davis and LeBron James to injury last month, there form collapsed. Since the departure of Davis and James, the Lakers have won seven games and lost 10, including most recently against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday.

Dallas Mavericks Form


The Dallas Mavericks are seventh in the Western Conference with a record of 31 wins and 26 defeats for a 0.544 win percentage. The top 10 teams from each conference progress to the postseason NBA playoffs, so barring a complete loss of form, Dallas should be OK. The Dallas Mavericks won the NBA championships in 2011, were Western Conference winners in 2006 and 2011 and last won their Southwest Division in 2010.

While the Mavericks form has been patchy all season, right now they are in pretty good shape, and are 8-5 in their last 13 games. Last time out, they defeated the Detroit Pistons 127-117. As per usual, their Slovenian star Luka Doncic was Dallas’s outstanding player, scoring 30 points, grabbing 10 high rebounds as well as nine assists.

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Verdict

Earlier this season when Anthony Davis and LeBron James were playing for them, the LA Lakers would have been clear favourites to defeat the Dallas Mavericks all week long. However, for now at least, those days are gone, and right now a matchup between the Lakers and the Mavericks is literally a “Pick’em” call, as most matchups vs the Lakers are.

However, the big difference between these two teams is the Dallas Mavericks have Luka Doncic performing miracles for them week after week. The 22-year-old Slovenian is rated by many as the best player in the NBA right now, and Doncic will help power Dallas to victory over the Lakers on Friday. The Mavericks win this game by at least 10 points in a contest that will feature around 230 points in total
Best Bet: Dallas Winner @-129.87 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
Best Bet: Dallas 11-15 Winning Margin @700.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Value Bet: Over 225.5 Total Points @190.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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