Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks - 4/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks - 4/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks (31-26) vs Los Angeles Lakers (35-23)

Game Info: Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 9:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks meet Thursday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 45.6 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.6 points and 8.7 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.5 points and 9.4 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.

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The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Mavericks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 6-2 in Lakers last 8 overall. The under is 20-8 in Mavericks last 28 overall. The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers have been keeping their head above water these last couple of weeks with .500 ball and now they're expected to get a major boost with the return of Anthony Davis. The Dallas Mavericks just can't find a consistent rhythm, as right when it looks like they're ready to make a run, they lose five of their last eight and are losing their last five games by an average of 8.2 points. With AD back in the mix, the Lakers and the free bucket has some serious value. I'll take it.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +2

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