The Dallas Mavericks are coming off one of their best wins of the season as they face the Los Angeles Lakers at the Crypto.com Arena on March 1. Superstar Luka Doncic has struggled against his idol LeBron James as the Mavs have won just three of the 11 meetings since number 77 entered the league.
The Lakers are fresh off a blowout loss to the Pelicans and have won just one of their last six games. Anthony Davis is out with a foot injury, and James is unhappy with the roster around him. Los Angeles is destined for the play-in tournament and is struggling coming into Tuesday’s game.
Fans will never want to miss a Luka versus LeBron showdown, so here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and so much more on the second of three meetings between the Mavs and Lakers this season.
Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers: How to watch
Start time: 9:00 p.m. CT or 10:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: TNT (national)
Watch online: TNT Drama
Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers: Injury report
The Mavs ruled out Trey Burke (shoulder), Marquese Chriss (knee), Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot), Frank Ntilikina (ankle), and Theo Pinson (finger) for Tuesday’s game. They are the only players on their injury report.
The Lakers will be without Anthony Davis (foot), Avery Bradley (knee), Kendrick Nunn (knee), Sekou Doumbouya (G League), and Mason Jones (G League). LeBron James is listed as questionable with knee soreness, and Austin Reaves sits at probable with an ankle injury.
Fans should be sure to check social media for updates and late-breaking information heading into Tuesday’s tipoff.
Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavericks are 4.0-point favorites as they travel to Los Angeles to face the Lakers. They are minus-185 on the moneyline, and the game has an over/under of 216.5.
There are a ton of props bets out for this game, but my favorite is Luka at plus-160 to secure a triple-double against the Lakers.
Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers predictions
The Lakers have allowed the opposition to score 115 or more points in four of their last seven contests, and they have no answers for stopping Luka Doncic. In his first game as a 23-year-old, the Mavericks superstar goes off for a 35-point triple-double as Dallas picks up the victory. The Mavs cover the spread on March 1 as the game goes over 217 points.
Jalen Brunson nets 20 against the Lakers, and Spencer Dinwiddie stays hot with 14 points and seven dimes. Los Angeles has no answers in slowing down the Mavericks attack, and head coach Jason Kidd gets his first win against his former squad.
Fans do not want to miss Luka Doncic or the Dallas Mavericks right now. They should expect an exciting contest as they face the Lakers on Tuesday night, so please tune in and enjoy.