Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers: Preview & Picks 3/17/2023

Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers: Preview & Picks 3/17/2023

March 17, 2023



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Friday night’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers has a big impact on the Western Conference seeding. With a half-game advantage over the Utah Jazz, the Lakers sit just outside the play-in tournament. They are also tied with the Timberwolves for the seventh spot, one game behind the Mavericks.


The Western Conference playoff race is as close as they get. A victory for any team might put them on a road to completely escape the play-in round as the Mavericks and Lakers are only three and four games behind the Suns in the loss column.


Los Angeles, which won three of its previous four games at Crypto.com Arena, will be glad to be back home after a two-game road trip. When these teams played on February 26, the Lakers won despite losing LeBron James to a foot injury in the third quarter. He hasn’t played since, but Los Angeles has managed to stay in the running for the play-in race.


Let’s check the latest picks, NBA news, stats and NBA expert picks for Mavericks vs Lakers. We’ve plenty of NBA predictions for you to consider.


Austin Reaves scored 24 points off the bench and D’Angelo Russell added 18 points for the Lakers on Wednesday despite the absence of fellow superstar Anthony Davis. Jarred Vanderbilt scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double. While Dallas will continue to play without superstar Luka Doncic because of a thigh ailment, Davis is anticipated to make his way back into the starting lineup on Friday night.


Christian Wood led the way with 28 points and 13 rebounds in the loss against San Antonio on Wednesday while Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and Tim Hardaway Jr. were all injured. Reggie Bullock finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Jaden Hardy and Dwight Powell each scored 22 points. The Mavericks won the first two encounters between these teams before dropping the third, and they continue to sit one game ahead of Los Angeles in the standings.


Both Hardaway Jr. and Irving’s participation on Friday night is in doubt. James, who is averaging 29.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 6.9 assists per game, won’t be playing for Los Angeles. Dallas has covered the spread in seven of the last eight meetings, making them the more profitable team to bet on in this head-to-head series.


Dallas Mavericks vs Los Angeles Lakers Game Information


  • Date: 03/17/2023
  • Time: 10:40 PM ET
  • Location: Crypto.com Arena.
  • How to Watch Mavericks vs Lakers: NBC Sports Boston
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Mavericks vs Lakers Betting Lines


Lakers are –190 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $52.63. On the other side, Mavericks are +163 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $163.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Lakers at a 65.52% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Mavericks have 38.02% probability of finishing the game with the W.

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