NBA playoffs odds handicappers know that the Lakers frequently bring less than full value at home and will often give the visiting team a good hard look in such basketball betting matchups.
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Dallas Mavericks in game 2 of their best of 7 Western Conference quarterfinals series with a starting time of 10:30 PM ET and a telecast on TNT. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup so be sure to have your account open and ready for action today.
Most basketball gambling handicappers believe that if the Dallas Mavericks are to make a championship run this may be the final year that they have a legitimate shot. With San Antonio out, the Lakers and Thunder both up and down, Dallas could find a big window of opportunity in this year’s post season.
The Mavericks have really never recovered from their 2006 loss in the NBA Finals to the Miami Heat in which they won the first two games before blowing the series in the next 4 games that followed.
Dallas owner Mark Cuban. To his credit, has spared no expense in trying to make the Mavs into a bona fide contender and his signing of franchise superstar Dirk Nowitzki last summer proves how committed Cuban is to winning the NBA title.
For the Lakers success in the playoffs with the NBA lines is an annual expectation but this season has been more challenging than in the past as age and a sense of entitlement has caught up with LA. But with San Antonio eliminated the Lakers believe that they just might be able to slip into the Finals once again and send coach Phil Jackson off with another title.
Heading into this series with the NBA playoffs odds the Mavericks got the money in 9 out of their last 16 games against the Lakers with 3 of the last 4 games in that span going over the total. Dallas got the cash in 6 of their last 8 visits to the Staples Center with 5 of the last 7 games between the teams in LA going over the total.