Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 3/17/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks 3/17/23
Fri 17th March 2023

The Los Angeles Lakers (34-36, 18-16 Home) host the Dallas Mavericks (35-35, 13-21 Away) Friday at Arena. Dallas topped the San Antonio Spurs 137-128 in overtime at AT&T Center on Wednesday. Christian Wood was the top scorer with 28 points. Dwight Powell chipped in with 22 points.

The Mavericks are eighth in the Western Conference. Los Angeles dropped their last game on Wednesday at Toyota Center, falling to the Houston Rockets 114-110. Austin Reaves had 24 points and seven assists in the loss, leading the team.

The Lakers are 10th in the Western Conference. It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. Los Angeles will be looking to level the season series after winning only one of the three previous games, including a 111-108 victory at American Airlines Center on February 26.

Anthony Davis led the Lakers with 30 points, 15 rebounds, and three blocks. Luka Doncic had 26 points and nine rebounds in defeat. Doncic is averaging 33.0 points per game, second-highest in the NBA, to lead the Mavs in scoring this season.

Doncic also is contributing 8.0 assists, sixth-most in the NBA, and 8.6 rebounds per game. Russell Westbrook has supplied much of the Lakers’ offense, averaging 15.9 points per game. Westbrook has also posted 7.5 assists, eighth-most in the NBA, and 6.2 rebounds per game.

The Lakers have had success in the Mavericks’ last 10 trips to Arena, winning six. Dallas is 4-6 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +1.0 (119.0-118.0).

Los Angeles has gone 6-4 over the last 10, scoring 113.3 points per game on average while holding opponents to 111.0 (+2.3 margin). The Lakers are averaging 116.6 ppg for the full season while allowing 117.0.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Josh Green: 23.4 | 14.3 | +9.1
Points per game:
Josh Green: 15.0 | 9.5 | +5.5
Luka Doncic: 22.0 | 33.0 | -11.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Austin Reaves: 25.8 | 17.2 | +8.6
Lonnie Walker IV: 4.3 | 15.5 | -11.2
Points per game:
D’Angelo Russell: 24.0 | 18.0 | +6.0
Lonnie Walker IV: 3.3 | 12.2 | -8.9
Rebounds per game:
Anthony Davis: 16.0 | 12.6 | +3.4
Rui Hachimura: 2.8 | 4.4 | -1.6

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LA Lakers (-200)

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