Lakers vs Mavericks Odds: In tonight’s prime time NBA match-up the Dallas Mavericks will play host to the L.A Lakers at 9:30 PM ET. The Lakers (19-13 SU 15-17 ATS) have struggled playing on the road with a 5-11 SU record but L.A. is 4-1 in their last five outings. The Mavericks (21-12 SU 20-13 ATS) last played the Lakers a little over a month ago and were defeated at the Staples Center 73-70 but covered as +3.5 Vegas Odds underdogs. Below is a closer look at this West Coast game from our NBA picks staff.
The Lakers vs Mavericks Odds have the spread Dallas -4.5 at BOVADA SPORTSBOOK and CASINO
NBA Picks Analysis: The Lakers are in somewhat of a groove right now and Kobe Bryant’s supporting cast with Pao Gasol and Andrew Bynum is starting to pick up the pace. As evidence of their first encounter, these teams play each other tough defensively and the Lakers have plenty of length to hold Dirk Nowitzki and company in check. Kobe Bryant thrives in games that are in the spotlight and his dynamic scoring should be enough to put a hot Lakers team in position for an ATS cover as a road underdog. The Lakers vs Mavericks Odds Total is at 180.5 points.
Anything more than a 1 UNIT play on the Lakers ATS would be foolish but a 0.5 UNIT wager on the Lakers at +165 on the moneyline is worth a shot. Last season Dallas swept the Lakers and that has to be in the back of the minds of Kobe Bryant and his crew. The Lakers vs Mavericks Odds moneyline is Dallas -200.
NBA Picks Play: L.A. Lakers +4.5 (1 UNIT) Vegas Odds point spread at BOVADA SPORTSBOOK and CASINO
L.A. Lakers +165 Vegas Odds moneyline