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Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers Betting Pick – Jan 17, 2024

A pair of Western Conference teams will mix it up on Wednesday in the National Basketball Association. The Dallas Mavericks are on the road at the Los Angeles Lakers. Dallas is 24-17 on the season, which is tied for fifth in the West. The Mavericks are coming off a win at home over New Orleans on Monday.

For the Lakers, they picked up a big win on Monday over Oklahoma City. The win moved them into a tie for 10th in the Western Conference. Los Angeles is 20-21 on the season. The Lakers are 4-6 in their last 10 games.

The Dallas Mavericks come into this game as the two point underdog. The total for this game is listed at 239.5.

Lakers Seeking to Gain Momentum

For the Lakers, they came away with a monster win on Monday over Oklahoma City. In that win, the Lakers saw their big man Anthony Davis score 27 points and rip down 15 rebounds. LeBron James scored 25 points, dished out 6 assists, and recorded 7 rebounds. The Lakers needed the win after back to back losses to Phoenix and Utah.

Davis, who has played in 39 of the 41 games this season has taken over the top scorer spot for the Lakers. The big man is scoring 25.7 points per game, while James is at 24.7. De’Angelo Russell, who was removed from the starting lineup, is third on the team with 15.4 points per game, while Austin Reaves is at 15.1.

The Lakers remain at home after this game to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. Portland comes to town on Sunday, before they battle the Clippers on Tuesday. The Lakers then remain at home and host the Bulls on January 25th.

Balanced Mavericks Attack

The Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans without Luka Doncic. That was huge for the momentum of a team that fell flat late in the season and missed the postseason a season a go. Kyrie Irving scored 42 points, while Tim Hardaway nailed nine three point shots, and finished with 41 points.

The Mavericks are in the Top 8 in team scoring with more than 118 points per game. Doncic is the top scorer for Dallas with 33.6 points per game. Next is Irving, with 25.8 per game, and Hardaway is third, with more than 18 per game. Dallas is one of the top three point shooting teams, making 15.2 per game.

This is the first of back to back road games for the Mavericks. Dallas is at Golden State on Friday. Following that, the Mavericks are back home for a pair of games, as they will host the Celtics and Suns, before a trip to Atlanta.

Mavericks Top Lakers in Los Angeles

Luka Doncic comes back for the Mavericks, and the Lakers cannot guard him. A big game for one of the best players in the league. Luka and the Mavericks beat the Lakers. We will take the Dallas Mavericks +2, and consider them at +120 on the moneyline for this Wednesday game over the Lakers.

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