Mavericks vs Lakers Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Thursday, January 12, 2023

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The Dallas Mavericks (23-19) are 3.5-point favorites in a matchup against with the Los Angeles Lakers (19-22) on January 12, 2023, when a pair of the league’s biggest stars — the Mavericks’ Luka Doncic and the Lakers’ LeBron James — will hit the floor at Crypto.com Arena. The over/under is 236.5 points for the matchup.

How to bet Mavericks vs. Lakers

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Mavericks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -150 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +128 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 236.5 points.

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Mavericks vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, January 12, 2023
  • Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena

Mavericks vs. Lakers Betting Trends

The Mavericks have 14 wins against the spread in 42 games this season. Dallas has been chosen as the favorite in 32 games this year and has walked away with the win 22 times (68.8%) in those games. The Mavericks have hit the over in 58.5% of their opportunities this year (24 times over 41 games with a set point total).

In the Lakers’ 41 games this year, they have 18 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has won 41.9% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (13-18). Lakers games this year have hit the over 24 times in 41 opportunities (58.5%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Mavericks

Mavericks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Doncic 38 34.2 8.9 8.7 1.6 0.6 2.9
Christian Wood 39 18 8.1 1.5 0.5 1.2 1.8
Spencer Dinwiddie 41 16.1 3.1 5.2 0.8 0.3 2.5
Tim Hardaway Jr. 40 14 3.1 1.6 0.9 0.1 2.9
Jaden Hardy 14 5.9 1.3 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.5

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 31 29.1 8.2 6.7 1 0.5 2
Russell Westbrook 38 15.1 6.4 7.9 1 0.5 1.1
Thomas Bryant 27 13 7.3 0.9 0.4 0.5 0.5
Dennis Schroder 27 12.7 2.3 3.7 0.7 0 1.4
Troy Brown Jr. 35 6.5 3.9 0.7 0.7 0.1 1.1
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Mavericks vs. Lakers Injury Report

Lakers: Troy Brown: Probable (Quadricep), LeBron James: Probable (Ankle), Patrick Beverley: Out (Hip), Austin Reaves: Out (Hamstring), Lonnie Walker: Out (Tailbone), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

So far this season, Dallas is scoring 112.1 points per game (21st-ranked in NBA) and ceding 111 points per contest (sixth-ranked). The Mavericks are putting up 113.7 points per game this season at home, which is 3.2 more points than they’re averaging in away games (110.5). On offense, the Mavericks have increased their production slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 116 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 112.1 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.

Dallas ranks third-best in the NBA by draining 14.6 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 16th in the league at 35.7%. The Mavericks have taken 50.6% two-pointers and 49.4% from three-point land this year. Of the team’s baskets, 62.4% are two-pointers and 37.6% are three-pointers.

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Offensively Los Angeles is the seventh-ranked squad in the NBA (116.7 points per game). Defensively it is fourth-worst (117.8 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Lakers are averaging 1.7 more points per game at home (117.6) than on the road (115.9). The Lakers are scoring 121 points per contest over their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 116.7.

Los Angeles is the second-worst squad in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.4 per game) and 24th in 3-point percentage (34.1%). The Lakers attempt 34.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 24.1% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 65.6% of their shots, with 75.9% of their makes coming from there.

Mavericks vs. Lakers Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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