Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds and NBA Basketball Expert Picks


Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
18-40 (7-21 V)
10:30 pm ET, Friday, February 23, 2018
Staples Center, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
23-34 (14-14 H)
ESPN, FS Southwest (Dallas), Spectrum SportsNet (Los Angeles)
 
Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds and NBA Basketball Expert Picks

Waves of negativity slammed the Dallas Mavericks since they last played 10 days ago.

The Mavericks will gather for their first game since the NBA All-Star break on Friday at the Los Angeles Lakers, and owner Mark Cuban still has plenty of explaining to do regarding one explosive news report and a hefty fine to pay regarding another issue that boiled to the surface this week.

On Tuesday, a Sports Illustrated story detailed rampant sexual misconduct within the organization's front office and Cuban's slow response in dealing with the scandal.

The following day, Cuban was fined $600,000 by the NBA for stating on a podcast three days earlier that the Mavericks should deliberately lose games this season in order to better their chances in the draft lottery.

Even his most trusted player disagreed with that opinion.

The Mavericks (18-40) have been doing a lot more losing than winning through the first four months of the season. They started by dropping nine of their first 10 games and 14 of 16 before showing some improvement with an 8-8 record in December, including a season-high four-game win streak from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31.

The Mavericks began another free fall in January, however, and they're 5-15 in 2018. Only the Atlanta Hawks and Phoenix Suns have worst records of 18-41.

Dallas received some good news on Thursday when coach Rick Carlisle said center Nerlens Noel could return against the Lakers. Noel has been out since undergoing thumb surgery in early December.

The Lakers (23-34) are hoping to have a key player back from injury as well.

Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball hasn't played since Jan. 13 against the Mavericks because of a sprained ligament in his left knee, but he returned to practice this week. He told reporters after practice Thursday that he still felt "some pain" in the knee but was hopeful he'd be well enough to play.

His teammates are looking forward to his return as well.

Channing Frye, whom the Lakers acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Feb. 8, won't play after undergoing an appendectomy last weekend. He'll miss at least the next five games.

Isaiah Thomas, whom Los Angeles acquired in the same deal with Cleveland, will play his first game at Staples Center as a member of the Lakers.

He scored 22 points in his team debut at Dallas on Feb. 10. But he was ejected five minutes into the following game and was held to seven points on 3-of-15 shooting in his most recent game on Feb. 15 at the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Lakers lost all three games after a three-game winning streak.

 

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Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
821 Dallas Mavericks
224
822 Los Angeles Lakers
-3½

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers -4 and Over/Under 223 according to Bovada Sportsbook


 

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Dallas Mavericks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 18-40 11-19 7-21 29-29 13-17 16-12 102.07 104.45 -2.38
Last 10 2-8 1-3 1-5 5-5 1-3 4-2 100.40 106.00 -5.60
vs Div 4-8 2-3 2-5 9-3 3-2 6-1 98.83 101.42 -2.59
vs EAST 8-12 5-8 3-4 9-11 5-8 4-3 104.80 102.75 2.05
vs WEST 10-28 6-11 4-17 20-18 8-9 12-9 100.63 105.34 -4.71

Los Angeles Lakers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 23-34 14-14 9-20 30-27 16-12 14-15 107.26 110.21 -2.95
Last 10 5-5 2-0 3-5 6-4 2-0 4-4 110.30 111.80 -1.50
vs Div 4-8 2-5 2-3 7-5 4-3 3-2 109.50 111.83 -2.33
vs EAST 12-10 8-3 4-7 13-9 8-3 5-6 106.73 106.36 0.37
vs WEST 11-24 6-11 5-13 17-18 8-9 9-9 107.60 112.63 -5.03

Betting Odds Trends

Dallas Mavericks

Dallas is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Dallas is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Dallas's last 12 games
Dallas is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Dallas is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
Dallas is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing LA Lakers
Dallas is 15-1 SU in its last 16 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Dallas's last 19 games when playing LA Lakers
Dallas is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
LA Lakers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
LA Lakers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 7 games at home
LA Lakers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
LA Lakers is 1-15 SU in its last 16 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Lakers's last 19 games when playing Dallas
LA Lakers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
LA Lakers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Lakers's last 8 games when playing at home against Dallas

 

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Injuries

Dallas Mavericks

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Nerlens Noel C Early March - Thumb - 2/21/18 Noel had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and it is uncertain if he will return by the beginning of March.
Dorian Finney-Smith SF Out indefinitely - Quadricep - 2/12/18 Finney-Smith has lingering tendinitis in his quadriceps and is likely to miss an extended length of time.
Seth Curry SG out for season - Leg - 2/7/18 Curry will have surgery on his left tibia and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Los Angeles Lakers

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Lonzo Ball PG Prob Fri - Knee - 2/17/18 Ball has been out of action while dealing with a sprained left MCL but is expected to return against the Mavericks on Friday.
Channing Frye PF Early March - Appendix - 2/22/18 Frye underwent an appendectomy and is expected to miss at least five games.

Recent Meetings

Date Home/Away Line ATS
2/10/18 DAL (130) - LAL (123) -3/213 DAL/O
1/13/18 DAL (101) - LAL (107) (OT) -4.5/213.5 LAL/U
3/7/17 DAL (122) - LAL (111) -9/206.5 DAL/O
1/22/17 DAL (122) - LAL (73) -6/207 DAL/U
12/29/16 LAL (89) - DAL (101) -3.5/205 DAL/U
11/8/16 LAL (97) - DAL (109) -4.5/203 DAL/O
1/26/16 LAL (90) - DAL (92) 6.5/201 LAL/U
11/13/15 DAL (90) - LAL (82) -7.5/210 DAL/U
11/1/15 LAL (93) - DAL (103) 4/213 DAL/U
4/12/15 LAL (106) - DAL (120) 5/203 DAL/O

Dallas Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
3/2/18 @CHI 124-127 (L) -4/210.5 LO -7.0 1/5/18 DAL
2/28/18 OKC 116-113 (W) 7.5/203.5 WO 10.5 12/31/17 OKC
2/26/18 IND 98-94 (W) 3.5/203 WU 7.5 12/27/17 IND
2/24/18 @UTA 89-104 (L) 8.5/190 LO -6.5 10/30/17 UTA
2/23/18 @LAL 130-123 (W) -3/213 WO 4.0 2/10/18 DAL
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar DAL FG Opp FG Reb
2/13/18 SAC 109-114 (L) -7/206 LO -12.0 38/83 47/87 37-38
2/11/18 @HOU 97-104 (L) 15/214.5 WU 8.0 38/93 34/78 52-42
2/10/18 LAL 130-123 (W) -3/213 WO 4.0 48/89 46/84 40-37
2/8/18 @GS 103-121 (L) 14/221.5 LO -4.0 40/92 45/88 34-51
2/5/18 @LAC 101-104 (L) 6/213.5 WU 3.0 33/80 42/87 38-39
2/3/18 @SAC 106-99 (W) -4.5/200.5 WO 2.5 41/83 43/82 36-32
1/31/18 @PHO 88-102 (L) -3/211.5 LU -17.0 32/88 40/83 49-47
1/29/18 MIA 88-95 (L) 2.5/195.5 LU -4.5 33/86 34/75 40-41
1/27/18 @DEN 89-91 (L) 8/209 WU 6.0 34/85 34/81 43-53
1/26/18 POR 93-107 (L) 1.5/208 LU -12.5 35/89 39/79 37-54

L.A. Lakers Schedule/Results

NEXT 5 | Remaining Games
Date vs Last Meeting Line ATS Mar Date Where
3/3/18 @SA 93-81 (W) 2.5/211.5 WU 14.5 1/11/18 LAL
3/1/18 @MIA 127-100 (W) -2.5/213.5 WO 24.5 1/6/17 LAL
2/26/18 @ATL 132-113 (W) -3.5/216.5 WO 15.5 1/7/18 LAL
2/24/18 @SAC 99-86 (W) -8.5/213 WU 4.5 1/9/18 LAL
2/23/18 DAL 123-130 (L) 3/213 LO -4.0 2/10/18 DAL
LAST 10 | Past Results
Date vs Score Line ATS Mar LAL FG Opp FG Reb
2/15/18 @MIN 111-119 (L) 10/227 WO 2.0 43/94 42/90 46-46
2/14/18 @NO 117-139 (L) 5.5/232 LO -16.5 46/90 53/99 37-48
2/10/18 @DAL 123-130 (L) 3/213 LO -4.0 46/84 48/89 37-40
2/8/18 OKC 106-81 (W) -1/212.5 WU 24.0 42/96 32/90 51-50
2/6/18 PHO 112-93 (W) -8/218 WU 11.0 39/83 36/94 56-48
2/4/18 @OKC 108-104 (W) 9.5/220.5 WU 13.5 42/86 40/89 40-46
2/2/18 @BK 102-99 (W) 1/217 WU 4.0 39/92 37/82 56-38
1/31/18 @ORL 105-127 (L) -3/216.5 LO -25.0 39/83 44/81 43-35
1/28/18 @TOR 111-123 (L) 10.5/217 LO -1.5 40/91 46/92 44-53
1/26/18 @CHI 108-103 (W) 4/222.5 WU 9.0 41/91 35/93 48-53