The Mavericks are hoping to avoid a 3 game losing streak when they take on a Lakers team on the second night of a back to back. As of 1:30 pm CST, neither LeBron nor Anthony Davis has been listed as out but the spread could help provide insight into how many minutes Vegas expects the duo to play tonight. Let’s get into it.
Fixture: Dallas Mavericks at LA Lakers | NBA 2023-2024
Date and Time: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023; 9:30 pm CST
Venue: Crypto.com Arena
- Spread: Mavericks -3(-110)
- O/U: 241(-110)
- Mavs ML: -148
Even as the Lakers play the 2nd game in a row, this line would be closer to a pick ‘em if Vegas assumed LeBron and AD would see their normal workload. The line opened at Mavs -1 and has slowly started to creep up. This line could be a lot higher closer to game time if either Bron or AD are ruled out. With so much uncertainty, and a porous Dallas defense making 4th quarters impossible to predict, there are better plays to make. Stay away from the spread and over/under.
- Anthony Davis Under 24.5 Points(-110)
- LeBron James Under 26.5 Points(-110)
My guess is Darwin Ham will try to win this game but won’t risk his star duo in the process. They may see some crunch time minutes if the game is winnable in the 4th. If not, expect both players to have a towel over their heads and spectate from the bench.
Play of the Day
- Mavericks 1st Quarter -1.5(-105)
The Mavericks are fresher and the game means more to them from a chemistry and vibes perspective. I expect them to come out flying and let their intentions be known early. Once things settle, the defense is liable to let the Lakers back into it as the games progresses but I am expecting a hot start.