The Lakers are considered the top team in the Western Conference while the Mavericks are one of the teams in the mix expected to fight for a playoff spot. NBA betting on this matchup should be excellent on both the side and the total.
Basketball betting schedule notes show that this is the first game of a two-game road trip and the first game of a back-to-back situation for the Lakers. They are at New Orleans tomorrow according to the NBA betting schedule.
This is only the third home game of the season for the Mavericks according to the basketball betting schedule. The Mavericks lost their first two home games and were blown out in both by Houston and Cleveland according to basketball betting numbers. Many basketball betting experts believe that if they are not careful that result could happen again against Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.
Basketball betting stats show that the Lakers and Mavericks have split their last ten meetings. This has been a home court dominated series according to basketball betting stats. The Mavericks have won four of the last five meetings in Dallas according to NBA betting stats. They did, however, lose the last game in Dallas against the Lakers last March according to basketball betting numbers. Against the spread in Dallas the Lakers are 2-2-1 in the last five meetings according to basketball betting stats.
Gamblers playing the total should know that six of the last ten meetings between the two teams have gone over the NBA betting total. Three of the last five games at Dallas have gone over the basketball odds.
Gamblers will probably look to the Lakers in this basketball betting matchup. Los Angeles has very few weaknesses, they have the best player in the league in Kobe Bryant and they have proven they can win at home or on the road according to basketball betting numbers.
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