Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Pick – March 29

The NBA is set up with another strong slate of basketball throughout Tuesday night. Five games are up on the board throughout March 29. One of these games will be between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks. These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:30 PM Eastern time on TNT.

Los Angeles has earned a record of 31-43 throughout this season, which has them sitting in tenth place of the Western Conference. The Lakers have lost two straight games and three of their last four. Los Angeles has a one game lead on the final play-in spot in the West. The Lakers will look to maintain their hold on that spot with a win in this one.

The Mavericks have put up a record of 46-29 so far this season, which has them sitting in fourth place of the Western Conference. Dallas is coming off a win in their last game and have won three of their last four. The Mavericks are two games back on the third seeded Warriors. Dallas will look to move up with a big win in this matchup.

These two teams have been on opposite sides of the standings this season, but will look for a big win in this one. The Lakers have struggled to get much going and are in danger of losing the final play-in spot. Dallas is competing near the top of the Conference and will look for a big win in this one. If either team can come out hot, it could be enough for the win.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
Los Angeles Lakers +11 ½ (-107) +545 Over 219 ½ (-110)
Dallas Mavericks -11 ½ (-113) -725 Under 219 ½ (-110)

 

Team Data Los Angeles Lakers Dallas Mavericks
Overall Record 31-43 46-29
Away/ Home Record 11-25 26-12
PPG 111.6 106.7
PPG Away/ Home 111.1 106.8
PAPG 114.3 104.1
PAPG Away/ Home 115.9 102.0

Betting Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

  • 33-41 ATS this season
  • 15-16 ATS as an underdog
  • 16-20 ATS in road games
  • 6-8 ATS in March
  • 7-5 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 6-10 ATS against Southwest division
  • 16-15 ATS against team with a winning record

Dallas Mavericks

  • 40-34 ATS this season
  • 24-18 ATS as a favorite
  • 20-17 ATS in home games
  • 6-8 ATS in March
  • 4-5 ATS on Tuesday nights
  • 9-8 ATS against Pacific division
  • 13-14 ATS after allowing 100 points or less
  • 10-12 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 16-16 ATS against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up twice throughout this season. The first game was in Dallas on December 15. LeBron James dropped 24 points, while Russell Westbrook added 23 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. The Lakers earned a 107-104 win on the road. The second game was in Los Angeles on March 1. Luka Doncic scored 25 points and Jalen Brunson put up 22 points as the Mavericks won 109-104.

Field Goal Shooting

The Lakers have been solid shooting the ball throughout this season. Los Angeles has made 46.8 percent of their shots from the field, which is 7th in the league. The Lakers have shot 35.1 percent from deep, which is 18th in the NBA. Los Angeles has drained 72.7 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 29th in the league.

Dallas has struggled a bit shooting the ball on the season. The Mavericks have been shooting 45.6 percent from the field, which is 20th in the NBA. Dallas has made 34.3 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 24th in the league. The Mavericks have sunk 76.6 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 18th in the NBA.

Los Angeles has been the better team shooting the ball, but the Mavericks have the edge on defense. Dallas has held their opponents to a 45.6 percent from the field, which is 15th in the league. The Lakers have allowed opposing teams to shoot 46.6 percent from the field, which is 20th in the NBA. Both teams will look for their defenses to step up in this one.

Top Performers

Russell Westbrook will look to step up for Los Angeles in this matchup. Westbrook is averaging 18.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game. Carmelo Anthony has averaged 13.5 points per game. Malik Monk is averaging 13.5 points per game. Talen Horton-Tucker has averaged 9.3 points to round out the lineup in this one.

Luka Doncic has been the leader for the Mavericks throughout the season. Doncic has averaged 27.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.4 points per game. Jalen Brunson has averaged 16.2 points per game. Dorian Finney-Smith rounds out the lineup, averaging 10.7 points per game.

These two teams have been led by their stars throughout this season. Tim Hardaway Jr. is likely out for Dallas in this one, which hurts their lineup a bit. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both listed as doubtful for the Lakers. If either team can have some players step up early in this one, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

The Mavericks will look to earn a big win against the visiting Lakers in this one. Los Angeles won their first time in Dallas this season and will look to grab another win. With Davis and James both likely out, I think the Mavericks can dominate early. If Dallas can slow down Los Angeles early, it could be enough to earn a dominant win at home.

BetOnline has the Mavericks listed as a -11 ½ against the spread in this one. I think that this line is accurate with the Lakers missing James and Davis in this matchup. Dallas will look to Doncic to come out hot early in this one. The Lakers have struggled when James is not on the court and I think that will continue. I like the value on the Mavericks against the spread.

The Bet
Dallas Mavericks -11.5
-113
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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