Dallas Mavericks vs. LA Lakers Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 11-5-2013

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The LA Lakers will begin a road trip as they face the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA pro basketball game scheduled for Tuesday night.

Tip time from Dallas is scheduled for 8:35PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game have the home side Dallas Mavericks favored by –8 1/2 points with a total lined at 214 points.

The Lakers are 2-2 on this young season following a 105-103 home victory on Sunday night to the Atlanta Hawks as a -1 point betting favorite. The game total landed over 206 points.

LA shot 42.7% from the floor and made 9 of 25 three pointers. The difference in this game came at the line as the Lakers made 20 of 24 free throws and Atlanta just 14 of 26. In a close game free throws matter. Xavier Henry had 18 points for the Lakers on 5 of 11 shooting. On defense the Lakers allowed 44.4% shooting to the Hawks with 9 of 22 coming from three point range.

Dallas improved to 2-1 on the 2013-14 campaign after a 111-99 home victory to the Memphis Grizzlies as a -3 point betting favorite. The game total came in at over 194 ½ points. The Mavs got off to a good start as they lead 32-16 after one period.

They connect on just 40% from the floor with 7 of 19 three pointers. There was a big difference at the free throw line as Dallas hits on 40 of 46 shots and Memphis 22 of 26. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 24 points and six boards on 7 of 16 shooting. The Mavericks defense allowed 42.5% shooting to the Grizzlies but only 3 of 16 from three point land.