Lakers vs Mavericks: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 25, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 25, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers (0-1) are 6-point favorites on Christmas Day when they host the Dallas Mavericks (0-0), tipping at 8:00 PM at Staples Center ET on ABC. The matchup has an over/under of 229.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from FanDuel Sportsbook as of December 24, 2020, 12:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Mavericks Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of December 24

Lakers: None
Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Knee)

Lakers and Mavericks Records ATS

  • Los Angeles played to a 47-43-2 record against the spread last season.
  • The Lakers were 24-27-2 against the spread last season when they were at least a 6-point favorite.
  • In 47.8% of its games last season (44/92), Los Angeles and its opponents outscored the set over/under.
  • Dallas typically came up short ATS last season, with a 38-39-3 record.
  • The Mavericks were at least a 6-point underdog 26th times last season, where they had a record of 10-14-1 against the spread.
  • 49 of Dallas’ 80 games (61.2%) last season covered the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Lakers defeated the Mavericks 129-114 in the last meeting between the teams on Friday. LeBron James scored 35 points to lead the Lakers, and Luka Doncic scored 25 points for the Mavericks. The Lakers covered the spread as 2.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to score 243 total points to go over the 222.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/10/2020 Mavericks Mavericks -2.5 222.5 -133 111 Regular Season 129-114 LAL*
12/29/2019 Lakers Lakers -5 224.5 -210 172 Regular Season 108-95 LAL
12/1/2019 Lakers Lakers -7 222.5 -278 223 Regular Season 114-100 DAL*
11/1/2019 Mavericks Mavericks -1 218.5 -109 -110 Regular Season 119-110 LAL
1/7/2019 Mavericks Regular Season 107-97 LAL
11/30/2018 Lakers Regular Season 114-103 LAL
10/31/2018 Lakers Regular Season 114-113 LAL
3/28/2018 Lakers Regular Season 103-93 LAL
2/23/2018 Lakers Regular Season 124-102 LAL
2/10/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 130-123 DAL
  • 1/10/2020 DNP – Lakers: Anthony Davis;
    Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis
  • 12/1/2019 DNP – Lakers: Avery Bradley
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Scoring Trends

  • Los Angeles’ games last season resulted in a higher total score than Friday’s matchup total (229.5 points) in 27 out of 92 opportunities (29.3% of matchups).
  • 38 Dallas games last year (46.9% of its matchups) finished with a final total greater than Friday’s total of 229.5 points.
  • On average, the over/under in Lakers games last season was 8.9 points fewer than the over/under of 229.5 points in this contest.
  • Mavericks’ games have a total points bet of 230.2 points last season, 0.7 points more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average implied total for the Lakers last season was 114.3 points, 3.7 fewer points than their implied total of 118 points in Friday’s game.
  • Last season, Los Angeles outscored its implied point total for this matchup (118) 36 times.
  • The Mavericks’ average implied point total last season (115.7 points) is 3.7 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (112 points).
  • Dallas totaled more than 112 points in 48 games last season.
  • Last season, the Lakers were at the 11th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (113.3 PPG), while the Mavericks allowed the 16th-fewest points per game (113.1) in the league.
  • The Lakers totaled 555 more points than their opponents last season (six per game on average), and the Mavericks scored 313 more points than their opponents (3.9 per game).

Lakers Leaders

  • Anthony Davis was solid last season with 26.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.
  • James racked up 10.2 assists per game.
  • Davis averaged 1.5 steals and 2.3 blocks per game.

Mavericks Leaders

  • Doncic scored 28.8 points per game last season and recorded 8.8 assists.
  • Kristaps Porzingis pulled down 9.5 rebounds per game.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein grabbed 1.1 per game. Porzingis averaged 2.0 blocks a contest.

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