Lakers vs Mavericks Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Friday, March 17, 2023

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The Los Angeles Lakers (34-36) host the Dallas Mavericks (35-35), with the matchup tipping off at 10:30 PM ET from Arena on Friday, March 17, 2023. The Lakers are 5.5-point favorites in the game. The over/under for the matchup is set at 228 points.

How to bet Lakers vs. Mavericks

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Lakers as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -204 odds to pick up the win, while the Mavericks are listed at +169 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 228 points.

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Lakers vs. Mavericks Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Arena

Lakers vs. Mavericks Betting Trends

The Lakers have played 70 games, with 34 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has come away with 11 wins in the 19 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Lakers games this year have gone over the point total 48.6% of the time (34 out of 70 games with a set point total).

The Mavericks are 25-42-3 against the spread this season. Dallas has been the underdog on the moneyline 23 total times this season. Dallas has finished 6-17 in those games. Mavericks games this season have hit the over on 38 of 70 set point totals (54.3%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Lakers Leaders
Anthony Davis 44 26.1 12.6 2.5 1 2.1 0.4
D’Angelo Russell 62 18 3.1 6.1 1 0.4 2.8
Malik Beasley 69 13.2 3.6 1.6 0.9 0.1 3
Dennis Schroder 56 12.7 2.5 4.6 0.8 0.1 1.1
Lonnie Walker IV 51 12.2 2 1.2 0.5 0.3 1.7


Mavericks Leaders
Kyrie Irving 51 27.2 5.1 5.5 1.1 0.7 3.3
Christian Wood 57 17.3 7.7 1.6 0.4 1.1 1.6
Tim Hardaway Jr. 63 14.2 3.6 1.8 0.7 0.2 3
Josh Green 50 9.5 3 1.8 0.7 0.1 1.2
Jaden Hardy 35 8.2 1.7 1.1 0.3 0.1 1.1
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Lakers vs. Mavericks Injury Report

Mavericks: Kyrie Irving: Questionable (Foot), JaVale McGee: Questionable (Ankle), Luka Dončić: Out (Thigh), Markieff Morris: Questionable (Knee), Tim Hardaway: Probable (Calf)

What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles ranks eighth in the NBA with 116.6 points per game this year. At the other end, it ranks 21st with 117 points allowed per contest. Offensively the Lakers have played better when playing at home this season, averaging 117.1 points per game, compared to 116.1 per game on the road. In their last 10 games, the Lakers have been racking up 113.3 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 116.6 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Los Angeles, who ranks 25th in the league with 10.7 treys per game, is shooting just 34% from beyond the arc, which is fifth-worst in the NBA. The Lakers have taken 64.8% two-pointers and 35.2% from beyond the arc this season. Of the team’s baskets, 75% are two-pointers and 25% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

On offense Dallas is the 16th-ranked squad in the NBA (113.9 points per game). Defensively it is 15th (113.3 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Mavericks are averaging 2.6 more points per game at home (115.1) than away (112.5). The Mavericks are tallying 119 points per game in their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 113.9.

In 2022-23 Dallas is third-best in the NBA in 3-point makes (15.1 per game), and it ranks No. 10 in 3-point percentage (37%). The Mavericks take 48.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 38.2% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 51.2% of their shots, with 61.8% of their makes coming from there.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Lakers, and we expect that Mavericks will cover the spread (Lakers -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 228 points.

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