Lakers v Dallas: prediction for the NBA match
On March 18, Lakers will try to beat Dallas at home. Can the Los Angeles team achieve a success? The answer is in our prediction.
Lakers suffered an unexpected defeat to Houston (110:114), but they had a depleted squad for this game. LeBron James and Anthony Davis had to miss the match. The King is still unavailable, while Anthony Davis might return in the upcoming game.
Lakers need a victory in the game against Dallas. They are currently at the 10th position in the Eastern conference, but the next defeat might leave them out of the play-off zone.
Dallas will also play without their key players. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving missed recent games of the Mavericks and they are still unavailable. Tim Hardaway and JaVale McGee also might miss the upcoming game.
Despite all these problems, Dallas secured an away victory over San Antonio (137:128) in the most recent game. Christian Wood put up a fantastic performance in that match. He scored 28 points, collected 13 rebounds and gave three assists.
Ставка Lakers: total under 114,5 points
Lakers scored no more than 114 points in 3 of 5 latest matches
Ставка Davis: total over 2,5 assists
Anthony averages 2,7 assists per game at home
Return of Davis should improve Lakers' offensive game. In this case, we are expecting a high-scoring game against Dallas. Both teams have been quite successful on the offense lately, so they should beat the total of 222 points.
Our prediction - total over 222 points
Davis is an important player for the Lakers. He is a true leader of the team and with him on the court Los Angeles club should secure a comfortable victory.
Our second bet - Handicap (-2,5) points on Los Angeles Lakers