Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks prediction
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The Lakers have the best record in the league at the moment (17-2) and they are the hottest team with their 10 win streak. They just win games even when they are not good enough and they have found themselves trailing by double digits late in their games quite a few times but they always manage to come back.
With LeBron, in his 4th peak, doing it all and running the show offensively, and AD's dominance on both ends of the court (averages 4,5 Steals + Blocks per game!), there only a handful of teams that can compete against the Lakers.
The Mavericks(12-6), on the other hand, have also been great so far and they have a 6-2 away record, with impressive wins over the Rockets and the Suns in their last two exits and Doncic hitting the 40p mark in both those games! Doncic is not just incredible, he is almost a joke. Every time I look at his stats, I find something new to blow my mind...I just noticed that he led his team in every single major category (Points, Reb, Assists) in 10 of his 18 games so far! That's not normal for a 20 y.o. in his sophomore season but Doncic is not normal either, I'm done debating that!
Its the 'king' versus the 'prince' and LeBron is aways motivated in those kinds of games, so, we should expect another great show from them today as Doncic seeks his revenge for the overtime loss in their last meeting.
Mavs rank 4th is scoring (118ppg) and 1st in offensive efficiency in the league, while the Lakers rank 10th in scoring (112.8) and 5th in offensive efficiency.
The Lakers are going to have their hands full trying to slow down Doncic and this time they are missing one of their good backcourt defenders, Bradley. On the other side, the Mavs are going to have an even tougher task against the Lakers' frontline.
I've watched all their games so far and I get the feeling that AD is after more than just the top spot, he joined the Lakers to establish his legacy and I think that he is after the Warriors' regular-season record atm. I have to give the edge to the Lakers here not only because I don't think that there will be many teams to defeat the Lakers at home but also because I would take a motivated LeBron (and AD) over anyone else in the league every single day!
At odds of 1.30, i wouldn't do it but 2.00 odds for the Lakers to win and two of the best offenses of the league to score 100p is virtually the Lakers to win at 2.00 odds the way I see it and that's an offer I can't refuse!
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks betting tips
Lakers and Both Teams to Score 100 (Stake: 8)Odds: 2.00 at Bet365
Result: 100-114 LOST (-8 units)
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