The Mavericks look to keep their slim playoff chances alive against the current eighth place Lakers. Check NBA odds at Top Bet sportsbook.
Dallas (36-37) is just a game and a half out of the eighth spot as the Lakers and the Jazz fight for the last position. The Mavericks have been better than both of those teams in the last 10 games, posting a record of 6-4 while the other two won just five of their last 10. Dallas has won four of their last five games, with the only loss coming to the Indiana Pacers, the second best team in the Eastern Conference. Dallas has struggled on the road this year, with a record of just 14-22. The Mavericks only have nine games left to make up the difference in order to have a chance at the last playoff position. This game against the Lakers could arguably be the biggest one of the season for their hopes at extending the year at least one more series.
The Lakers (38-36) have gotten themselves into contention for the playoff hunt. They will most likely get the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs if they do get the last spot. They are tied with the Jazz for the last position. The Lakers are 5-5 in their last 10 games and the Jazz are also 5-5. Each game becomes more and more important for each team as the season is coming down to the very end.
Dallas is 42-31 against the spread and 23-13 on the road. LA is 30-43-1 ATS and has been 16-19 ATS at home.
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