Dallas Mavericks (23-17) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (19-21)
Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/17/24 – Dallas Mavericks (23-17), are gearing up for an epic NBA showdown against their fiercest rival, the Los Angeles Lakers (19-21). Set for Wednesday at Crypto.com Arena and broadcast by ABC, fans and enthusiasts are hoping this match-up can have significant bearing on their standings. Fans and enthusiasts are actively searching for accurate NBA game predictions today as this contest could have major ramifications on either team’s standings.
The Dallas Mavericks enter this matchup boasting an impressive offensive record, evidenced by their average of 118.5 points per game and their 47.2% field goal percentage and 36.9% three-point success rate. Their scoring prowess can also be measured through 17.7 successful free throw attempts per game; whereas, an area of concern lies within their relatively low average of 10.3 offensive rebounds per game that may limit second chance scoring opportunities.
Los Angeles Lakers have demonstrated impressive offensive prowess despite having an inferior win-loss record, scoring an average of 114.1 points per game with an outstanding 48.6% field goal percentage and 43.1 rebound average per game; their rebound performance affords them extra possessions and scoring opportunities; however their turnover rate (13.9) could present Mavericks an opportunity for attack.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/17/24 Game Info
|Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 8:30 PM ET
|NBA League Pass
Kyrie Irving (PG) vs. Anthony Davis (PF)
Kyrie Irving of the Dallas Mavericks has had an exceptional start to this season, averaging 25.1 points and 5.3 assists per game while contributing both inside and outside scoring, excellent ball handling skills and an average turnover total of 1.6 turnovers per game – qualities which should bode well against an LA Lakers squad known for creating steals.
Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers has also demonstrated outstanding play. Averaging 25.1 points and 12.1 rebounds per game, Davis has become an effective force on both offense and defense – especially his impressive 2.6 block per game stat which challenges Irving and Mavericks’ offense. Davis’ ability to impact games from both ends of the court is essential to their success.
Irving and Davis will form an interesting pairing, pitting Irving’s offensive prowess and agility against Davis’ defensive prowess and rebounding strength to form an intriguing showdown which could determine both game tempo and outcome.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
Betting odds for this matchup have yet to be released; however, due to the Mavericks’ superior record and recent form, they might be considered slightly favored. Point spread and moneyline will provide insights into how the betting market views both teams.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Mavericks boast an impressive recent record, going 3-2 over their last five games and against the spread. Road games against the spread (12-7) indicate their ability to perform well away from home. A significant number of their recent games have seen total scores go over, suggesting their games tend to be high scoring affairs.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Lakers have experienced mixed results over their recent games, posting a 2-3 record over five matches while going 1-4 against the spread in road contests against this spread. Similar to Mavericks games, theirs tend to be high scoring affairs as many totals went over, suggesting high scoring action within games.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/17/24 Betting Picks
Based on statistical analysis and recent trends, the Mavericks appear to have an edge, given their efficient scoring and impressive road record against the spread. But Davis could lead an upset bid thanks to his rebounding advantage and defensive strengths.
Given the trend of high-scoring games between both teams, betting on an over/under market might be viable option for each. Multi-expert picks should wait for final odds and spreads before making their picks; prop bets on player performances could also prove interesting.
In summary, this matchup promises to be a closely contested affair with both teams having strengths they can capitalize on. The Mavericks, with their efficient scoring and strong road record, are predicted to edge out the Lakers in a high-scoring game.
Free Pick and Prediction: Dallas Mavericks 115, Los Angeles Lakers 110.