The Mavericks face the Lakers on Tuesday night at the AAC in a nationally televised game on TNT. Returning from a road trip with two wins against teams - Portland and Memphis - who will likely miss the playoffs, Dallas faces a much tougher assignment back on their home floor. The Lakers - winners of the inaugural IST (In-Season Tournament) - are looking for a dose of revenge after losing to the Mavericks in their last meeting on the West Coast.
Fixture: Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks | NBA 2023-2024
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 12th, 2023; 6:30 PM CST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX.
- Spread: Lakers -2 (-110)
- O/U 235.5
- Mavs ML: +105
The Mavericks are without a long list of key rotation players as they attempt to protect their home floor in this one. The back-to-back must also be taken into account. Luka Doncic played 41 minutes in Portland - and far more importantly - 44 minutes last night in Memphis. As much as fandom is a part of watching games for me, I cannot advise a bet on Dallas in this one. LA’s revenge angle, superior rest advantage, and greater playable depth all point to a bet on the Lakers -2.
- Luka Doncic under 53.5 rebounds + assists (-115)
If this one gets out of hand in the second half, the Mavs coaching staff will not be slow to sit Doncic given his recent workload. Keep this light but it goes hand in hand with the game bet on LA.
Play of the Day
- Anthony Davis over 13.5 rebounds
Fresh off a great performance in the IST final, Davis could very easily get this prop given the angles mentioned above. Derrick Lively is a great rookie story but keeping AD off the glass will be a tall task.