Mavericks vs Lakers Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Moneyline – Sunday, December 25, 2022

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The Dallas Mavericks (17-16) host the Los Angeles Lakers (13-19) at American Airlines Center on Sunday, December 25, 2022. The contest begins at 2:30 PM ET and airs on ABC. The Lakers are 7.5-point underdogs in the game. The point total is 232.5 points in this outing.

How to bet Mavericks vs. Lakers

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Mavericks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -311 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +249 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 232.5 points.

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Mavericks vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ABC
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Arena: American Airlines Center

Mavericks vs. Lakers Betting Trends

In the Mavericks’ 33 games this season, they have 11 wins against the spread. Dallas has been the favorite in 26 games this season and has come away with the win 16 times (61.5%) in those contests. Mavericks games this year have gone over the point total 56.2% of the time (18 out of 32 games with a set point total).

The Lakers are 12-19-1 against the spread this year. Los Angeles has won seven of the 22 games it was listed as the moneyline underdog this season (31.8%). Lakers games this year have hit the over 19 times in 32 opportunities (59.4%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Mavericks

Mavericks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Doncic 30 32.8 8.3 8.7 1.7 0.6 2.9
Christian Wood 30 16.9 8 1.3 0.4 0.8 1.6
Spencer Dinwiddie 32 16.5 3.2 5.1 0.9 0.3 2.8
Tim Hardaway Jr. 31 13.1 2.9 1.7 0.9 0.2 2.7
Dwight Powell 28 5.7 3.6 0.5 0.6 0.4 0

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 24 27.4 8.2 6.7 1.2 0.6 2.2
Lonnie Walker IV 29 15.5 2.5 1.4 0.8 0.4 2.1
Russell Westbrook 29 14.6 6.1 7.6 1.1 0.5 1.1
Austin Reaves 30 11.1 3.1 2.1 0.6 0.4 1.3
Dennis Schroder 18 10.7 2 3.8 0.4 0 1
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Mavericks vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: Austin Reaves: Questionable (Ankle), Russell Westbrook: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Probable (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot), Juan Toscano-Anderson: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

This season, Dallas is posting 111 points per game (23rd-ranked in NBA) and surrendering 109.4 points per contest (sixth-ranked). The Mavericks score 111.8 points per game when playing at home, compared to 110.1 points per game away from home, a difference of 1.7 points per contest. The Mavericks have been scoring 109.8 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s a little lower than the 111 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Dallas ranks third-best in the NBA by making 14.9 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 14th in the league at 35.9%. The Mavericks are attempting 41.6 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 50.1% of the shots they’ve taken (and 61.5% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 41.4 treys per contest, which are 49.9% of their shots (and 38.5% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

In 2022-23, Los Angeles is sixth in the league offensively (115.7 points scored per game) and fifth-worst defensively (117.8 points allowed). At home the Lakers are putting up 117.2 points per game, 2.9 more than they are averaging away (114.3). The Lakers have performed better offensively over their last 10 games, compiling 117.8 points per contest, 2.1 more than their season average of 115.7.

In 2022-23 Los Angeles is worst in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.2 per game) and fifth-worst in 3-point percentage (33.6%). In 2022-23, the Lakers have taken 66% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 76.1% of the Lakers’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 23.9% have been 3-pointers.

Mavericks vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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