Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers - 1/12/23 NBA Picks and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers (19-22) vs Dallas Mavericks (23-19)

Game Info: Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +3 -- Over/Under: 229.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. The Dallas Mavericks have won 6 of their last 9 games. The Los Angeles Lakers have won 6 of their last 8 games.

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 112.1 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.3 points and 8.5 assists, while Christian Wood is averaging 17.8 points and 8 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.8 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116.7 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 117.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.1 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Russell Westbrook is averaging 15.1 points and 6.4 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

The Mavericks are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Mavericks last 8 road games. The over is 15-7 in Lakers last 22 overall. The Mavericks are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 5-0-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Dallas Mavericks got Luka back while the Lakers are still dealing with a boatload of injuries, which includes LeBron being listed as questionable with an ankle issue. If LeBron and others play the Lakers will have value in the underdog role but at the time of this publish, I have to lean toward the Mavs and the small chalk. The Lakers don't have enough bodies to put money on at the moment.

Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -3

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