Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks / NBA – Lakers and Mavs will play three mutual duels in the regular part of this season. They have already played one, when the Lakers celebrated with 114:113, although Mavs had a winning shot. The match was played in LA, as will be the case this time, while the third will be played in the hall of Dallas.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks begins 01.12.2018 at 04:30 CET
Los Angeles Lakers
Lakers have won their first duel with Dallas thanks to James who scored 2 seconds before the end. In this match they had an excellent shot for three points, almost 59 percent, while the teams were almost equal in other statistical categories. The match was abundant with points when quarters are in question, so Lakers have won the first with 17 points difference, Dallas has won the second with 10, the hosts third with 6, while Dallas entered the last quarter with -13 and was close to a win (32:20 was for the Mavs in the last 12 minutes).
The Mavs game does not suit the Lakers lately because they prefer similar, offensive basketball. They now have good blockers in their ranks (Chandler, McGee from one side and Jordan on the other side), but generally their defence is not at an enviable level. Lakers are having problems with the injuries of Rondo and Ball, but the second one could be part of the team now, while there are no longer rumours about bringing new players into the season.
Probable lineups Los Angeles Lakers: Ball, Ingram, Kuzma, James, McGee
Dallas has considerably improved their form and won 8 of the last 10 matches. That is, they crossed the rate of 50 percent success and now have a score of 10-9, which brought them in the eighth position in the West (while they were recently at the very bottom). Their main strength is their home hall because they made 8 wins and only 2 defeats there, while they have a weak 2-7 as guests (they have won the last match against Houston as guests). In the first match against the Lakers, they made a series of 15-2 in the last 3.5 minutes and from 98:111 reached 113:113, but they failed to score in the last attack. Now there is a chance to fix things, especially because Lakers have a smaller result crisis.
The rumours about the new leader, Slovenian Doncic, still have not stopped, who has so far shown the most of all the rookies. His averages are 19.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists, while he leads on the field with over 33 minutes, most of all players. This is proof about how much they believe in him and how he represents the future, not only for Mavs but also for NBA. Another shooter Barnes has recovered, while Nowitzki is still out of action.
Probable lineups Dallas Mavericks: Smith Jr, Matthews, Doncic, Barnes, Jordan
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks PICK
Lakers have won the last three matches against Mavericks, but this does not give them a special advantage before this match because the guests are really in good shape. What we see in the statistics is that these teams are having a lot of problems in their defences and that their opponents score a lot of points, which is why we believe this will be an effective match.
Pick: over 222 points
Odds: 1.93 at 10bet (down to 1.80 can be played)
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