NBA betting on Friday includes an ESPN televised contest between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers.
These two teams have battled in the past for the top of the Western Conference but now it is the Lakers that are the top team while Dallas may struggle just to make the playoffs. The Lakers are favored in pro basketball betting in this matchup.
NBA betting schedule information shows that the Mavericks are playing the first of back-to-back games on Friday. They are at Sacramento on Saturday. The Lakers and Mavericks have split their last ten meetings overall according to NBA betting stats. The Mavericks are 5-4-1 against the pro basketball betting pointspread in those games. The teams have already played once this year in Dallas and the Lakers won 106-99 according to NBA betting results. Last season they met four times and the Lakers won three of the four according to NBA betting numbers. At Los Angeles, the Lakers have won three of the last four games according to NBA betting numbers. The Lakers are only 1-3 though against the pro basketball betting pointspread in those games.
The Lakers are extremely balanced this year in scoring although Kobe Bryant still leads the way at about 25 points per game according to NBA betting stats. Dallas is being led by Dirk Nowitzki in scoring again this season while Jason Kidd leads in assists according to NBA betting statistics.
The difference this season in pro basketball betting is that the Lakers have a number of scoring options while the Mavericks struggle if Nowitzki doesn’t score.
In terms of the NBA betting total we see that four of the last five games between the two teams have gone over including the game earlier this season. At Los Angeles though, the over/under is just 2-2 in the last four games versus the basketball betting line.
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