NBA Betting Previews: Doncic, Mavs Huge Favorites Over Struggling Lakers

Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks on the court during a game against the Atlanta Hawks at American Airlines Center on February 06, 2022 in Dallas, Texas.
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Los Angeles Lakers (31-43, 31-42-1 ATS) @ Dallas Mavericks (46-29, 41-33-1 ATS), 7:30 p.m. ET

Lines/News: The Mavericks are 11.5-point favorites. The O/U is 218.5. Dallas won the prior meeting on March 1, 109-104, in LA.  Both teams last played on Sunday. The Lakers are 3-7 straight up over their last 10 games with a two-game losing streak. The Mavericks are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games and won their last game. Los Angeles is 41-32-1 to the Over this season and the Mavericks 25-49-1.

Lakers Trends: The Lakers are 16-17 against the spread (ATS) as underdogs this season and 2-7 ATS on the road in their last nine games. The Over is 4-1 in Lakers games in their last five.

Mavericks Trends: The Mavericks are 16-12 ATS as home favorites this season and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record. The Over is 1-5 in the last six Mavericks games.

Player Trends: Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (O/U 29.5 points) has scored 30+ points in 17 of his 37 (45.95%) when his team is the favorite this season (avg. 28.9). He’s scored 30+ points in seven of his last eight (87.5%) at home (avg. 35.4) and four of his last 16 (25%) against a bottom 10 defense like the Lakers (avg. 25.1).

Lakers Russell Westbrook (O/U 7.5 assists) has recorded 8+ assists in four of his last 15 (26.67%) when his team is the underdog (avg. 5.8). He’s had eight or more dimes in five of his last 19 (26.32%) on the road (avg. 6.1).

Utah Jazz (45-30, 31-41-3 ATS) @ LA Clippers (36-39, 36-39 ATS), 10:30 p.m. ET 

Lines/News:Spread:  The Jazz are one-point favorites. The O/U is 217.5. In their prior meeting at Utah on March 18, the Jazz waltzed, 121-92. The Clippers have two extra days of rest than the Jazz, having last played on Friday. The Jazz are 4-6 straight up over their last 10 games with a four-game losing streak. The Clippers are 2-8 straight up over their last 10 games with a five-game losing streak. The Jazz on the season is 33-40-2 to the Over and the Clippers 34-38-3.

Jazz Trends: The Jazz are 15-22-1 against the spread (ATS) on the road this season and  5-1 ATS against the Clippers in their last six games. The Over is 1-5 in the last six Jazz games.

Clippers Trends: The Clippers are 16-20 ATS at home this season and 0-5-1 ATS in their last six games. The Over is 1-6 in the last seven times the Clippers are coming off a game where the point total was Over, as is the case tonight.