Mavericks vs. Lakers NBA Picks: Betting Totals & Spread in Tonight's Game

Sunday, November 1, 2015 5:53 PM UTC

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 5:53 PM UTC

The Mavericks own a seven-game winning streak against the Lakers, and are favored on the NBA odds to make it eight in a row Sunday night at Staples Center.
 

<p style="margin-bottom:0in;"><b>Mavericks-Lakers NBA Betting Odds</b><br /> Parts of Sunday's <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" target="_blank" title="See Live NBA Betting Odds Here">NBA odds</a> market opened this game with Dallas as low as -1, but that figure quickly jumped to -3 and -4 at some shops. As of this writing the best line we could find on the Mavs was the -3 (-105) offered <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3876&amp;book=Heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Boost your Sporting Experience at Heritage Sports">at Heritage</a>, while Los Angeles was getting +4 (-105) <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=809&amp;book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Over a 1000 Wagering Options-Every Day!">at 5Dimes</a>.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;">Anyone interested in betting the Lakers to win this game outright could get a price of +160 on the moneyline <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=809&amp;book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Over a 1000 Wagering Options-Every Day!">at 5Dimes</a>.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;">Also, the total on this game opened as low as 209 at some shops, then quickly rose to 212, and looked like it was headed further.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;"><b>Mavs-Lakers: The Situation</b><br /> Dallas is 1-1 both SU and ATS this season, with a 111-95 win at Phoenix Wednesday and a 104-88 loss to the Clippers at Staples Center Thursday night. The Mavs shot 47 percent from the floor against the Suns, and hit 10-of-21 from beyond the arc, but shot just 36 percent from the floor and hit just six-of-30 from long range against the Clips.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;">Dallas also played short-handed Thursday night, without guards Deron Williams (knee) and Wes Matthews (rest). And it was already missing F Chandler Parsons. The Mavs only trailed by eight points at the half Thursday, but fell down by 28 in the third quarter, and missed on the cover as 12-point dogs.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;">However, there's a chance any of those three could play Sunday night. Bettors might want to check later injury updates before playing this game.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;">Dallas went off this season getting around 40/1 to win the Western Conference, with a wins OVER/UNDER of 36.5.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;">Meanwhile, Los Angeles is 0-2 both SU and ATS this season, following losses to Minnesota and Sacramento. The Lakers rallied late against the Timberwolves but rimmed a shot at the buzzer in a 112-111 defeat. LA then got blown out by the Kings 132-114, falling down by 20 early, later trailing by 31, allowing Sacramento to shoot 52 percent from the floor and whiffing on the spread as seven-point dogs.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;">So apparently not a whole lot has changed since last season, as far as the Lakers are concerned.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;">Los Angeles went off this season as a 66/1 longshot to win the West, with a wins O/U of 28.5.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;"><b>Mavs-Lakers Recent History</b><br /> Dallas has won the last seven meetings in this series, going 5-2 ATS in the process, after sweeping four games from LA last season by an average score of 116-101. The Mavs shot 54 percent from the field in those four games combined.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;"> </p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;"><b>Mavs-Lakers <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/nba/" target="_blank" title="See More Free NBA Picks and Predictions Here">Free NBA Pick</a></b><br /> LA has a problem right now; it can't play defense. And until the Lakers start showing some improvement on that end of the court they should be faded. And those fades should probably be paired with the OVERS – the LA is 2-0 on the OVERS already. Also, Dallas might be a little healthier than it was Thursday night, and should certainly be better-rested.</p> <p style="margin-bottom:0in;"><b>Picks:</b> Dallas -3 <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=3876&amp;book=Heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Boost your Sporting Experience at Heritage Sports">at Heritage</a> &amp; OVER 212 <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=807&amp;book=inarticlepinnacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title=" Play at this A+ Rated Sportsbook">at Pinnacle</a></p> <p><iframe allowtransparency="true" border="0" frameborder="no" height="140px" id="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" name="iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426" scrolling="no" src="http://js.sbrfeeds.com/index.php/article?iframeid=iframe-odds-widget-2036869707517426&amp;timezone=16&amp;theme=article&amp;line-type=spreadntotals.type=whole-game&amp;odds-type=US&amp;books=93,1096,19,43,227,999996,238,123,139&amp;trackers=1409845611531.xml&amp;event-id=2882505" style="width:642px;border:medium none;overflow:hidden;"></iframe></p>
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