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Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks Betting Pick – January 22, 2017

Get our free betting pick for the Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers game on Sunday, January 22, 2017.

The Los Angeles Lakers will fly south and take on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday at 3:30 PM ET in a short 4 game slate in the NBA. Dallas has completely owned this season lately winning the last 10 in a row SU and 7 out of 10 ATS. These two teams played each other two times already this year, both in Los Angeles. The Mavericks won both times SU and ATS by score of 101-89 on December 29, 2016 and 109-97 on November 8, 2016.

LA Lakers Are Not Profitable On The Road

The Lakers are 16-31 SU and 20-26-1 ATS overall on the year and are currently in 4th place in the Pacific. They come into this game off a 108-96 beating of the Indiana Pacers on Friday Night. Lou Williams was the teams leading scorer with 27 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. That win snapped a 5 game losing SU and ATS losing streak for the Lakers. After a 3 game home streak, they now fly south and take on the Mavericks in Dallas. It should be noted that the Lakers are not a very profitable team on the road this year only covering the line 5 out of 23 times on the road.

The Lakers have really struggled on the road as of late, losing the last 5 ATS on the road. Another interesting note is the Lakers will be playing on 1 days rest, where they are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games on 1 day rest.

Dallas Mavericks Shooting For Home Win

The Dallas Mavericks are 14-29 SU and 21-22 ATS. They are currently in 5th in the Southwest. The Mavericks are in the middle of a 3 game home stand where they lost to Utah in their last game 112-107 in overtime and will play the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

The Mavericks are 5-1 in the last 6 ATS against the NBA’s Pacific. They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Both Teams Play Some Defense But Little Offense

The stats are there to justify playing the Mavericks in this game. Let’s face it, they own the Lakers as of late but as a long time sports enthusiast, I am always leery and fade plays like this when a play is just too one sided, as are the stats in this game. Look up any stat you want, and the Mavericks are basically better…..so how come the line is only 5?

A few things stick out for me on the totals in this game though. The last 7 games the Mavericks played on Sunday, all went UNDER the total. The last 4 games the Mavericks played following a ATS win, were all UNDER the total. The last 4 times the Mavericks scored over 100 points, the next game went UNDER the total all 4 times. The last 11 times the Mavericks played with 1 day rest, 10 of the 11 went UNDER the posted total. The last 6 times the Mavericks played the NBA Pacific, the game went UNDER 5 out of 6 times.

The Mavericks are only averaging 96 points per game and the Lakers are averaging 100.6 points per game on the road. I am looking for a low scoring defensive affair in Dallas. Play the game UNDER 206.5!