Friday ESPN Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting on NBA Games

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers Latest Odds 2/23/2018

February 23, 2018 NBA Basketball

It has been a sharp decline for the Dallas Mavericks since their 2011 NBA Championship.  Reality has revealed that the Mavs are an exhausted volcano.  Owner Mark Cuban deserves credit for saving the franchise.  Cuban took ownership of a horrible organization and built it into a NBA power.  However, the glory is gone and a rebuilding project beckons.  Rebuilding is something the Los Angeles Lakers can relate too.  Once upon a time LA was the most popular team for betting on NBA games with.  Sadly, since the death of owner Jerry Buss the Lake Show has gone dark.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Date and Time: Friday, February 23, 2018, 10:30 p.m. Eastern

Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:

Team Spread Total
Mavericks +4 (-110) 223 (-110)
Lakers -4 (-110) 223 (-110)
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No longer is Dallas a popular choice for betting on NBA Games with.  Last place is the Mavs residence in the Southwest Division.  Overall Dallas is just 18-40 straight up.  Surprisingly enough they are 29-28-1 against the spread.  Also, of note is that Dallas has covered four of their last six games.  Over the total has cleared in three of their last four games.  What was once a high octane offense is no more.  Hence Dallas ranks 26th in the NBA for scoring.  Future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki is down to 12 points per game.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles the Lakers are an also ran in the Pacific Division.  First year Head coach Luke Walton has ignited recent improvement.  In their last seven games the Lakers have five payouts.  In addition, they have gone over the total in their last three games.  Defense is an afterthought for LA however.  As a result, the Lakers rank 28th defensively in the NBA.  A respectable ranking of 11th on offense is the positive.  Yet the offense lacks a dominant marquee scorer.  Kobe Bryant’s retirement left an unfilled scoring hole.  Another superstar search continues for LA.

Head to head Dallas has dominated the sportsbook cashier’s cage against the Lakers.  Also, eight out of the last 12 games in this head to head series have gone under the total.  Most noteworthy is at Staples Center the Mavs beat the odds and Lakers in four out of their last five.  Six out of the last eight games in this series at LA have gone under the total.  Few teams in the NBA have a name brand like the Lakers.  Even now in their struggles they get plenty of public money.  The Dallas record at LA shows odds value.

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Seems like the Mavericks have been a surprise betting value in away games.  As a result of their lack of appeal they can bring enhanced value.  Supporting evidence is just 11 spread losses in 28 road games.  Folks betting on NBA Games may not like Dallas but they respect the profits.  Most of all they love being on the plus side.  The Lakers terrible defense will leave the Dallas offense more chances than usual.

Mavericks vs. Lakers NBA games Betting Odds Picks

In conclusion the Mavericks are at their best value on the road.  Especially relevant is their value at Staples Center.  Dallas is the pick.

NBA Betting Online Pick: Dallas Mavericks

NBA Betting Online Score Prediction: Mavericks 91, Lakers 90

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