The Dallas Mavericks (14 – 13) play host to the Los Angeles Lakers (15 – 13) at 7:30pm EST on Wednesday 15th December 2021.
Dallas open as 2.5 point favorites. So far this season the Mavericks are 12-15 against the spread (ATS) and 4-9 ATS when playing at home. The Mavericks are have won two straight games despite missing Luka Doncic to injury.
The visiting Lakers are 11-17 ATS and 5-6 ATS on the road. They’re 6-4 in their last 10 games and are seeking a 3rd straight win.
Mavericks vs Lakers Betting Odds
The Dallas Mavericks are -112 and the Los Angeles Lakers are -120 to cover the spread. Use our calculator to estimate your potential winnings.
Mavericks and Lakers Betting Trends
- The Mavericks are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
- Dallas are 12-15 ATS and 4-9 ATS at home.
- Totals have gone under in 17 of the Mavericks’ 27 games
- The Lakers are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
- Los Angeles are 11-17 ATS and 5-6 ATS on the road.
- Totals have gone over in 15 of the Lakers’ 28 games
Mavericks and Lakers Head to Head
- Apr 24, 2021: Los Angeles Lakers 93 @ Dallas Mavericks 108
- Apr 22, 2021: Los Angeles Lakers 110 @ Dallas Mavericks 115
- Dec 25, 2020: Dallas Mavericks 115 @ Los Angeles Lakers 138
Mavericks vs. Lakers Team Statistics
|104.4 26th||Points Per Game||111.3 5th|
|44.5% 22nd||Field Goal %||46.6% 5th|
|33.1% 24th||3PT %||35.7% 13th|
|43.6% 25th||Rebounds||46.3% 5th|
|22.6% 22nd||Assists||24.5% 10th|
|12.2% 1st||Turnovers||16% 28th|
|7.1% 25th||Steals||8.7% 7th|
|4.1% 27th||Blocks||5.9% 4th|
|19.1% 16th||Fouls||19.9% 24th|
Mavericks vs. Lakers Injury Report
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
|Willie Cauley-Stein||C||Personal||Expected to be out until at least Dec 19|
|Sterling Brown||SG||Foot||Game Time Decision|
|Luka Doncic||PG||Ankle||Expected to be out until at least Dec 19|
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
|LeBron James||SF||Abdomen||Game Time Decision|
|Talen Horton-Tucker||SF||Covid-19||Expected to be out until at least Dec 24|
|Anthony Davis||PF||Knee||Game Time Decision|
|Kendrick Nunn||SG||Knee||Expected to be out until at least Jan 2|
|Trevor Ariza||SF||Ankle||Expected to be out until at least Jan 7|
Key players to watch
Dallas Mavericks Key Player
Kristaps Porzingis 19.5 ppg, 2.1 apg, 8 rpg
Los Angeles Lakers Key Player
Russell Westbrook 20.4 ppg, 8.7 apg, 7.8 rpg
Mavericks vs Lakers Betting Prediction
The Lakers have been the second-best team to bet against on spread bets this season. The good news however is that they’ve covered 57.1% of the time as the away underdog.
Injuries mean this game won’t be the marquee matchup that the NBA was hoping for. LA however should cover comfortably especially if LeBron is able to play. The forward averaged 28.3 ppg on 60.8% shooting to go with 8 apg, 7.5 rpg, 1.8 spg and 1.8 bpg over the past week.
The Mavericks will be leaning on Kristaps Porzingis to carry the load but he shouldn’t pose too much trouble for the Lakers. LA are much better shooters and can cover as underdogs, especially since Dallas are without their primary scorer.
Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +2.5
Who plays tonight in the NBA?
The Dallas Mavericks are hosting the Los Angeles Lakers at 7:30pm EST on Wednesday 15th December 2021.
What TV channel is Mavericks vs Lakers game on?
The Mavericks vs Lakers game is available on NBA TV.
What time is the Mavericks vs Lakers NBA game tonight?
Tonight’s NBA game between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers is at 7:30pm EST.
Who is the betting favorite in the Mavericks vs Lakers NBA game tonight?
Dallas Mavericks are the -139 betting favorites. Calculate your potential winnings from a $100 bet using our NBA odds calculator below.
Is Sterling Brown playing in tonights NBA game?
A game-time decision will be made. Sterling Brown is dealing with an injury to the Foot.
Is LeBron James playing in tonights NBA game?
A game-time decision will be made. LeBron James is dealing with an injury to the Abdomen.
Is Anthony Davis playing in tonights NBA game?
A game-time decision will be made. Anthony Davis is dealing with an injury to the Knee.
Why is Willie Cauley-Stein not playing in tonights NBA game?
Willie Cauley-Stein is dealing with an injury to the Personal and is expected to be out until at least dec 19.
Why is Luka Doncic not playing in tonights NBA game?
Luka Doncic is dealing with an injury to the Ankle and is expected to be out until at least dec 19.
Why is Talen Horton-Tucker not playing in tonights NBA game?
Talen Horton-Tucker is dealing with an injury to the Covid-19 and is expected to be out until at least dec 24.
Why is Kendrick Nunn not playing in tonights NBA game?
Kendrick Nunn is dealing with an injury to the Knee and is expected to be out until at least jan 2.
Why is Trevor Ariza not playing in tonights NBA game?
Trevor Ariza is dealing with an injury to the Ankle and is expected to be out until at least jan 7.