Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks: 12/25/2020 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on December 24, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers (0-1) host the Dallas Mavericks (0-0) for a Christmas Day showdown at Staples Center, tipping at 8:00 PM ET on ABC. The Mavericks are 6-point underdogs. The matchup’s point total is 229.5.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Mavericks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -6 -110 -110 229.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Los Angeles has an 8-2 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups with Dallas. The Lakers also have a 3-1 edge against the spread when facing off with the Mavericks.

Lakers vs Mavericks in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/10/2020 Mavericks Mavericks -2.5 222.5 -133 111 Regular Season 129-114 LAL
12/29/2019 Lakers Lakers -5 224.5 -210 172 Regular Season 108-95 LAL
12/1/2019 Lakers Lakers -7 222.5 -278 223 Regular Season 114-100 DAL
11/1/2019 Mavericks Mavericks -1 218.5 -109 -110 Regular Season 119-110 LAL
1/7/2019 Mavericks Regular Season 107-97 LAL
11/30/2018 Lakers Regular Season 114-103 LAL
10/31/2018 Lakers Regular Season 114-113 LAL
3/28/2018 Lakers Regular Season 103-93 LAL
2/23/2018 Lakers Regular Season 124-102 LAL
2/10/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 130-123 DAL
  • 1/10/2020 DNP – Lakers: Anthony Davis; Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis
  • 12/1/2019 DNP – Lakers: Avery Bradley
  • Lakers Betting Information

    • Los Angeles was good against the spread last season, posting a 47-43-2 record.
    • When favored by at least 6 points, the Lakers struggled to a 24-27-2 record ATS last season.
    • Los Angeles more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 44 times in 92 contests (47.8%).
    Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship.

    Mavericks Betting Information

    • Dallas covered the spread in less than half of its games, going 38-39-3 ATS.
    • When they were at least 6-point underdogs, the Mavericks had a record ATS of 10-14-1.
    • Dallas combined with its opponents to hit the over in 61.2% of matchups last season (49 out of 80 contests).
    Bet on the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Lakers and their opponents combined to score more than 229.5 points in 29.3% of their outings last season (27 of 92 opportunities).
    • Dallas and its opponents combined to score more than 229.5 points in 46.9% of their games last season (38 of 81 opportunities).
    • Opponents of the two teams averaged a combined 9.1 fewer points per game last season (220.4) than this game’s total of 229.5 points.
    • The average point total in Lakers games last season was 8.9 less points than the total of 229.5 in this matchup.
    • The average over/under for Mavericks games last season was 0.7 more points than the point total of 229.5 in this outing.
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    Lakers Leaders

    • Anthony Davis averaged 26.1 points per game last season while tacking on 9.3 rebounds.
    • LeBron James notched 10.2 assists per game.
    • James had a strong showing from beyond the arc a season ago. He hit 2.2 shots from deep per game.
    • Davis racked up 1.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.

    Mavericks Leaders

    • Luka Doncic contributed 28.8 points per game last season while also adding 8.8 assists.
    • Kristaps Porzingis grabbed 9.5 rebounds per game.
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, connecting on 2.9 per game.
    • Willie Cauley-Stein nicked 1.1 steals per game. Porzingis collected 2.0 blocks a contest.
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