The Los Angeles Lakers (31-43) and the Dallas Mavericks (46-29) square off in a Western Conference bout on Tuesday night. Dallas has won three of its last four games, including a 114-100 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday. On the flip side, Los Angeles has dropped three of its last four, falling to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday after blowing a 23-point lead. LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (foot) are both listed as doubtful for Tuesday.
Tip-off is at 7:30 p.m. ET at American Airlines Center. Dallas is favored by 12 points in the latest Lakers vs. Mavericks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is 218.5. Before locking in any Lakers vs. Mavericks picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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- Lakers vs. Mavericks spread: Dallas -12
- Lakers vs. Mavericks over-under: 218.5 points
- Lakers vs. Mavericks money line: Dallas -800, Los Angeles +550
- DAL: Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite
- LAL: Lakers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games
Why the Mavericks can cover
Guard Luka Doncic impacts the game in many different ways as he can be unstoppable one-on-one while also being an elite passer. Doncic is fifth in points (27.9), sixth in assists (8.5), and pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game. The three-time All-Star has logged 30-plus points in seven of his last 10 games. In the win over the Utah Jazz, Doncic produced 32 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists.
Forward Dorian Finney-Smith is a long, athletic, and versatile piece in the frontcourt. He’s a high-energy defender and slasher and Finney-Smith can also knock down the open 3-pointer if needed. The Florida product averages 10.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game. During the month of March, Finney-Smith is shooting 40 percent from three and on Mar. 23, he posted 14 points, five rebounds, and three steals.
Why the Lakers can cover
Guard Russell Westbrook loves to play downhill and attack the basket. The nine-time All-Star can set up his teammates and help on the glass as Westbrook averages 18.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game. The UCLA product has produced 20-plus points in four of his last five outings. On Mar. 23 against the Philadelphia 76ers, Westbrook logged 24 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists.
Guard Malik Monk is a phenomenal athlete with a sweet shooting stroke from mid-range and 3-point land. Monk has the leaping ability to slam it down on opposing defenders. The 2017 first-round pick averages 13.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. The Kentucky product has scored 20-plus points in back-to-back games and in his last contest, Monk notched 23 points and six assists.
How to make Lakers vs. Mavericks picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 217 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s picks at SportsLine.
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