Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers Pick and Preview

Dallas Mavericks (47-28) at Los Angeles Lakers (51-24)
Friday, 10:35 pm Eastern – ESPN

SBG Global Opening Line: Lakers – 6, Total 208

The Mavericks and Lakers are very happy to see two of their top players return to the lineup. Dirk Nowitzki of the Mavericks and Pau Gasol of the Lakers both returned on Wednesday and the Mavericks and Lakers both got wins. The Lakers went 5-5 without Gasol and even though he only scored 10 points on Wednesday in the win against Portland, the Lakers are happy he is back. “I think he looked great,” said Kobe Bryant, “He looked good yesterday in practice and he played extremely well tonight.” Kobe has been excellent against the Mavericks in his career. He scored 40 points against them in January and 52 points against them on March 2nd. SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Lakers at Home.

The Mavericks getting Nowitzki is more important than the Lakers getting Gasol back. Dallas is still in danger of missing the playoffs and they badly need a healthy Nowitzki. The Mavericks routed the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday as Nowitzki returned and scored 18 points. “His presence is big on this team and we came out and played hard for him,” said Josh Howard, “He showed a lot of energy when he was on the court and that carried over to everyone.” Nowitzki had 35 points the last time the Lakers and Mavericks played when the Lakers won 102-100 on March 18th.

SBG Global Current Line: Lakers – 5, Total 208

Here are the NBA betting stats for Friday’s game. The Mavericks are 5-2-2 ATS in their last 9 Friday games. The Mavericks are 8-17-3 ATS in their last 28 vs. the Pacific. The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Mavericks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Mavericks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. the Western Conference. The Mavericks are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles but the

Underdog is 9-3-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings between the two teams.

The Lakers are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 Friday games. The Lakers are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. the Southwest. The Lakers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a favorite. The Lakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games as a home favorite.

The Over is 8-0 in the Mavericks last 8 games as a road underdog. The Under is 7-2-1 in the Mavericks last 10 Friday games. The Over is 9-3 in the Mavericks last 12 vs. the Pacific. The Over is 5-2 in the Mavericks last 7 road games. The Over is 9-2 in the Lakers last 11 Friday games.

Pick: Take the Mavericks +6 4units, for more NBA Betting Discussion visit the NBA Betting Forum