NBA betting action continues on Tuesday night from Staples Center, where the Los Angeles Lakers will host the Dallas Mavericks in a battle on the NBA betting odds. Don’t miss out on this one, which should be a great clash. The NBA TV schedule shows this 10:30 ET tip happening on TNT.
Free Basketball Picks: Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Tuesday, October 30th, 10:30 ET
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
NBA Betting Odds: Los Angeles -8.5
Mavericks vs. Lakers Live TV: TNT
The Lakers and the Mavericks both have some major injury concerns coming into this first night of the season. Kobe Bryant is up in the air for Los Angeles, and it is still a concern as to whether Dwight Howard can play a full game or not as well. On the other side of the court, Dirk Nowitzki is going to be sitting this one out with a knee injury, the first of about 8-10 games that he will ultimately miss with this problem. Still, what we see is left are two teams that have a varying degree of depth. The Mavericks have the frontcourt and the backcourt that is clearly superior to the depth that the Lakers have to offer. If Howard and Bryant are limited, there isn’t much to be proud of beyond Steve Nash and Pau Gasol. Granted, that’s still a great core, and when it is healthy, it is going to be the best core in the league in all likelihood. Still, in this one, depth is going to be the difference, as the Mavericks figure out how to stick inside of the number on opening night.
Mavericks @ Lakers Pick: Dallas Mavericks +8.5
Mavericks @ Lakers Prediction: Lakers 96 – Mavericks 90