Remember me Reset Password


Lakers vs Mavericks Betting Odds – Mavs avenge Lakers beating at home

Posted by Craig Parsons on 1/12/2010 2:02:33 PM

NBA Odds: PickMavericks

Online betting players should look for Wednesday’s Lakers vs Mavericks odds to go against the NBA leaders, who are traveling with an ailing squad. The Lakers will face Dallas, who were whipped in Los Angeles last week, and they’ll look to take advantage of the Los Angeles injuries to get some payback.

WHAT: NBA betting
WHEN: Wednesday, January 13, 8:30 PM ET
WHERE: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
KEY STAT: Dallas is 15-3 when scoring 100 points or more

The Storyline - Lakers vs Mavericks betting odds maker breakdown
The Lakers (29-8 as of Tuesday) spent most of the early part of this season at home, and this will be their fourth road game in five outings for the NBA leaders and defending champions. The Mavericks (25-12) have been inconsistent over the last month, but they still lead the Southwest over rival San Antonio, which is where the Lakers will play on Tuesday night. The Mavericks have made two trips out west this season, splitting a pair, but they were blown out 131-96 by the Lakers on January 6th.

Offensive Matchups - Lakers vs Mavericks betting odds maker breakdown
Los Angeles was fifth in the league in points scored, but had failed to break 100 points since thumping the Mavericks at Staples Center. Kobe Bryant has been struggling from the floor, and it could be due to a finger injury on his shooting hand. Pau Gasol has been out with a hamstring problem, and Ron Artest is battling concussion problems. This means more touches for Andrew Bynum and Lamar Odom.

The Mavericks are still run through Dirk Nowitzki, who is one of the early MVP candidates in your online sportsbook, while Jason Terry and Shawn Terry can also fill the net. Jason Kidd runs the point very efficiently with an assist/turnover ratio of 3.92. However, the Mavericks really miss Josh Howard’s ability to score from anywhere on the court. The forward has battled various injuries over the year, only playing in half of Dallas’ games.

Betting Edge: Lakers

Defensive Matchups - Lakers vs Mavericks betting odds maker breakdown
The Lakers harassed Milwaukee into a 34.-1% shooting night on Monday, but their defense escaped them in losses to Portland and the Clippers last week. With all their injuries, it’s tough to get into a defensive rhythm, and Artest hasn’t been as good as many thought he would be on this end of the floor.

The Mavericks allow just over a point per game more than the Lakers, and they’ve improved a lot with Marion on the perimeter. Marion can guard anyone from a shooting guard to a power forward, and this also allows the Mavericks to keep Nowitzki fresh for the offensive end. Kidd is slowing down at the point, but J.J. Barea adds quickness when he spells the veteran.

Betting Edge: Draw

Notable Injuries - Lakers vs Mavericks betting odds maker breakdown
Gasol (hamstring) hasn’t played since last week’s Dallas game, while Artest (concussion) has been playing, but not effectively. Bryant (finger) is still getting his points, but is taking a ton of shots in the process.

Howard (thigh) and Drew Gooden (chin/finger) both missed Saturday’s loss against Utah, but the Mavericks are used to playing without Howard.

Betting Edge: Mavericks

Betting Prediction - Lakers vs Mavericks betting odds maker breakdown
Both stars have struggled from the field in their two meetings this year, and with Bryant, that could continue with his finger bothering him. The Lakers got 24 points from Jordan Farmar in last week’s blowout, and they’ll need secondary scoring like that on Wednesday, especially on the road. Five of the Lakers’ first eight losses came away from home, and their health problems put them at a disadvantage. The Mavericks will be rested, having been off since Saturday, and they’ll want revenge.


Craig’s Pick: Mavericks

Get more of the best sports betting tips in’s The Betting Edge. For more on the Lakers vs Mavericks matchup, please visit our stats section.



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top