Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks
The Los Angeles Lakers look for their fourth straight win over the visiting Dallas Mavericks on Sunday. The Lakers are -3 point favorites over the Mavericks with an over/under point total set at 193.
Head to head, the Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Los Angeles, while the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 15-6-1 ATS in the last 22 meetings. The Lakers are just 1-10 ATS in their last 11 home games and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Mavericks on the other hand are 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600, but just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Pacific and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
Do you think the Lakers are angry about getting swept by the Mavericks in last season’s playoffs? Well, they have sure played like it as they have won all three meetings this season. While the first two games were close (three and five points), the last meeting was a blowout as Los Angeles nearly shot %60 from the field en route to a 109-93 drubbing in Dallas. On current form, both the Lakers and Mavericks are riding three game winning streak’s heading into today’s game. The defending champions, who have struggled on the road this season, have won back to back games in Golden State and Portland, while the Lakers have gotten it done without Kobe Bryant.
I like the Mavericks plus the 3 points in a game in which Kobe Bryant is not playing.
Dallas Mavericks +3 Los Angeles Lakers