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Mavericks vs. Lakers odds, how to watch, predictions

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The Dallas Mavericks have won three of their last four, but face another important contest as they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Luka Doncic and company can move within one game of the Warriors for the third in the Western Conference with a win on the first night of a back-to-back set.

The Lakers have lost two straight and six of their last eight games as they are on the verge of slipping out of the play-in tournament. San Antonio will pass them for tenth in the West with a Los Angeles loss on Tuesday night. The Lakers will be shorthanded at the American Airlines Center but are facing a must-win game.

Both teams are fighting for postseason positioning, and it will be a playoff-like atmosphere in Dallas on Tuesday night. Fans will not want to miss the contest, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more as the Mavericks host the Lakers.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers: How to watch

Start time: 6:30 p.m. CT or 7:30 p.m. ET

How to watch: TNT (national), Spectrum SportsNet (Los Angeles local market)

Watch online: Watch TNT (https://www.tntdrama.com/)

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Injury report

The Mavs will be without Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot), Sterling Brown (health and safety protocols), and Theo Pinson (finger) on March 29. They are the only three Mavericks listed on the NBA’s official injury report.

The Lakers listed both LeBron James (ankle) and Anthony Davis (foot) as doubtful to play at the American Airlines Center. Dwight Howard is probable with hip soreness, and Los Angeles will be without Kendrick Nunn (knee) and Mason Jones (G League).

Fans should be sure to check social media just before tipoff for updates on LeBron and AD, plus any late-breaking information that becomes available.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers odds, spread, over/under

According to WynnBet, the Mavs sit as 12.0-point favorites and are minus-850 on the moneyline. The over/under for Tuesday’s game is 219.5.

Think Luka Doncic scores 30-plus against the Lakers? Fans can get minus-120 odds on that, and fans should check out WynnBet for all the prop bets they desire.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers predictions

The Lakers have allowed 120 or more points in eight straight games as they are on the verge of falling out of the play-in tournament. Expect Luka Doncic to pick them apart on Tuesday night as he goes off for a 30-point double-double in a dominating win for the Mavericks.

Jason Kidd gets a bit of revenge on his former team as Dallas dominates the action. Expect the Mavs to cover the spread and the game to over 220 points.

The Dallas Mavericks need to take care of business on March 29 because they travel to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Every game is massive as the regular season draws to a close. Expect Luka Doncic to go off on Tuesday night as he makes sure the Mavs defeat the Lakers as they close in on third in the West.

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