Dallas Mavericks snap skid

Dallas Mavericks snap skid

The Dallas Mavericks meet with the Los Angeles Lakers with hopes to finally end their two-game losing streak. Lakers on the other hand is in a good form coming into this game, considering their recent run. They won four of their last five games, while the Mavericks won just two of their last five games. This will be the fourth time these two teams meet, and the Mavericks are hoping to extend their lead in their meetings. Lakers on the other hand is hoping to tie their series against the Mavericks. This meeting will be on January 13, 2023, at 11:00 AM (GMT+8), with the Lakers hosting this game.

The hosts are currently at the 12th of the Western Conference, winning only 19 games of their 41 matches. They need more wins in order to qualify for the playoffs as they still belong to the teams who are to be eliminated. Their current run is a huge help for them to qualify for the playoffs. The Mavericks on the other hand is hoping to end their losing streak coming into this match, as it will bring them deeper in the standings. They are currently with 23 wins from their 42 games, and are the 5th in the league table. The visitors are not doing well without Luka Doncic, which is why they are glad to have him back.

Dallas Mavericks

NBA: Dallas Mavericks
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This team is hoping to finally end their struggles in the league by winning this match against the Lakers. Although Luka Doncic have been phenomenal for their squad recently, it is still not enough as others need to step-up as well. On their last five matches, they only earned two wins, and a bad momentum will not bring them victory. Although they are leading against the Lakers in their regular season matches, their momentum will be a huge factor. On their last meeting against the Lakers, they had a 124-115 victory. This is what they want to bring in this match, as they hope to finally win. Although they only won two in their last five games, they won seven in total from their last 10 games. In offense, this team is at 26th with 110.5 points per game, and fourth in defense, surrendering 109.2 points per game.

Luka Doncic continuously dominate the Mavericks when it comes to scoring, averaging 33.3 points per game. However, him alone cannot do miracles for the Magic, as others need to step-up as well. They will be without Kleber, Finney-Smith, and Green. Dwight Powell on the other hand is listed as a doubt.

Los Angeles Lakers

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers

Lakers are coming into this game with hopes to continue winning as they are still not on the list qualified for the playoffs. If they have more loss, it will be bad for them, as they will lessen their chances of entering the playoffs. They started their season struggling and are just showing off late this season. Additionally, they are hoping to tie their series against the Mavericks through this game. Aside from that, this squad is also hopeful that they will improve, following their losses. On their last meeting against the Mavericks, it was their allowed three-point shooting that gave them the loss, as they let the Mavericks shoot 40%. In offense, the Lakers are at the sixth spot with 116.7 points per game, and 27th in defense, giving up 117.8 per game.

Lebron James and Anthony Davis both lead the Lakers in scoring, having 29.1 and 27.4 points per game. However, they will be without Davis, Walker IV, Brown Jr., and Reaves. James, Westbrook, and Beverly on the other hand have uncertain status.


Dallas Mavericks
Total Under: 117.5
Odds: 0.86

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