Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks - 4/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks - 4/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks (32-26) vs Los Angeles Lakers (35-24)

Game Info: Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:30 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 Saturday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.

The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 21.8 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 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.7 points and 8.7 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.4 points and 9.3 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.

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The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss. The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 7-2 in Lakers last 9 overall. The over is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The Lakers are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to get healthy, but they've still lost five of their last eight games and lose by an average of 6.8 points in the underdog role. The Dallas Mavericks just beat the Lakers on Thursday and they're shooting 47.5 percent from the field in their last five games. Without LeBron, I fear the Lakers don't have enough offensive horses to hang with the Mavs on the road. I'll lay the bucket with the Mavericks.

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Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -2

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