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1-13-2018 - Pick and Prediction

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#501 Los Angeles
Lakers
#502 Dallas
Mavericks

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:05pm

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Game Stats

Los Angeles Lakers

14 - 27

20-21
ATS
22-19
O/U
106
PPG
110
OPPG

Dallas Mavericks

15 - 28

22-21
ATS
20-22
O/U
102
PPG
104
OPPG

Los Angeles Lakers (14-27) at Dallas Mavericks (15-28)

NBA: Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. ET

The Los Angeles Lakers hit the road to take on the Dallas Mavericks for a Saturday afternoon contest. This is the first of four meetings between the teams this season. Los Angeles has won three straight games. The Lakers are 11th in the league in scoring (106.5 ppg), but they’re 27th in points allowed (110.4 ppg). Rookie Kyle Kuzma leads the Lakers as he is averaging 16.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is averaging 11.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 7 assists in four games since returning from a shoulder injury. Dallas is looking to win their third straight game. The team has struggled to score all season as they’re averaging 102.6 points (23rd). Harrison Barnes leads the team as he is putting up 18.8 points and 6.7 rebounds. Can Ball lead the Lakers to a fourth straight victory?

Lakers defense great in victory against Spurs

On Thursday night, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 93-81. Los Angeles jumped out to a 49-38 lead at the half and they remained in control. Brandon Ingram led the Lakers with 26 points on 11-of-21 shooting. Lonzo Ball had 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and four steals. Both teams shot 41 percent from the field. The Lakers out-rebounded the Spurs 47-45 in the contest. Larry Nance Jr. finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Kyle Kuzma and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 10 points apiece in the win. San Antonio committed 21 turnovers and Los Angeles had 16.

Mavericks top Hornets

The Dallas Mavericks beat the Charlotte Hornets 115-111 on Wednesday night. Harrison Barnes led the Mavericks with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Yogi Ferrell had 22 points on 7-of-10 from 3-point range. Charlotte shot 51 percent from the field and Dallas shot 47 percent. The Hornets out-rebounded the Mavericks 43-39 in the contest. Dennis Smith Jr. wound up with 15 points and six assists in the win. Dirk Nowitzki added 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting in 23 minutes. The Mavericks had no answer for Kemba Walker who had 41 points on 16-of-28 shooting. Charlotte had 11 turnovers and Dallas committed eight.

Trends:

The Los Angeles Lakers are:

  • 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
  • 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
  • 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.

The Dallas Mavericks are:

  • 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
  • 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific.
  • 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.

The Mavericks have the more consistent defense but the Lakers have more talent. Look for Ball and Ingram to lead Los Angeles to a road win.

The pick: Los Angeles Lakers

George Middleton

George has his Bachelor’s Degree from Cal State Long Beach in Communication Studies, minored in Journalism. He is an editor at Fansided powered network Air Alamo (San Antonio Spurs) and an NBA writer at RantSports. Plays in multiple basketball leagues. Has placed bets since the age of 15. Love watching basketball, baseball, and football games. Also loves Hip-Hop.

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