LAL VS DAL NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction, Match Odds, Preview, Fantasy Team News
Los Angeles Lakers vs Dallas Mavericks
NBA Regular Season
LAL VS DAL MATCH PREVIEW:
Los Angeles Lakers host Dallas Mavericks in NBA action on Thursday morning (IST) at Staples Center, in Los Angeles.
Lakers are set to miss out on NBA playoff for yet another season as they are 10 games adrift of Minnesota Timberwolves who are 8th in the table, last playoff spot.
But this season, the Lakers have shown improvement, and have already bettered their last season's record.
In 2017, Lakers finished 2nd bottom and could only manage 26 wins all season. And though their overall record this season is negative as they have lost more games at home and away than they won, there are enough reasons to feel positive for them.
One of the reason is Lakers acquired the services of Isaiah Thomas in the mid-season transfer window. He will only improve this young team, and with Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle and Kyle Kuzma, all showing improvements from last season, Lakers have all the ingredients to challenge the likes of Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers next season.
Though, the same can't be said about Dallas Mavericks who have been termed as one of the worst team in NBA this season.
The Mavericks are 13th in Western Conference, three places and nine games worse off than their host in this match.
It's only the pride to play for Dallas, perhaps, not the worst goal in the world.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 29, 08:00 AM IST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Form of the Team-
Los Angeles Lakers–
Los Angeles Lakers lost five times in the last six games. Detroit Pistons beat them 112-16 in the last game, and ended their two-game winning streak.
As a team, Lakers are averaging 108.4 points this season, making them the 10th best team in NBA in 2017-18, and allowing 110 points against them.
Last season, the 16-time NBA Champions managed 104.8, so they have certainly made improvement as a team.
While Lakers are shooting at 46.1 from beyond the arc and allowing the opposition 45.8 successful shooting rate.
Dallas Mavericks won their last game 103-97 against Sacramento Kings and ended their five-game losing streak. In fact, Dallas have lost six of their last eight games. So they could use a victory against Lakers to improve their patch statistics this season.
As a team, Mavericks are averaging 102.7 points and shooting at 44.7 rates from beyond the arc. While the opposition are racking up points at 105. points against them. That's a negative record and the visitors need to perform well against their hosts who are quite an aggressive team.
Los Angeles Lakers – Win – 32, Loss – 41
Dallas Mavericks – Win – 23, Loss – 51
Top Performer –
For Los Angeles Lakers-
|Points Per Game||Brandon Ingram||16.2|
|Rebounds per Game||Julius Randle||8.0|
|Assists Per Game||Lonzo Ball||7.3|
For Dallas Mavericks:
|Points Per Game||Harrison Barnes||18.8|
|Rebounds per Game||Harrison Barnes||6.3|
|Assists Per Game||J.J. Barea||6.3|
LAL VS DAL TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Lakers:
Josh Hart is definitely out with a hand injury. While players like Isaiah Thomas, Alex Caruso, Brook Lopez, Brandon Ingram, and Kyle Kuzma all are doubtful for this game.
Kyle Kuzma- if fit (Forward), Julius Randle (Forward), Brook Lopez- if fit- (Center), Lonzo Ball (Guard), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Tyler Ennis, Travis Wear, Ivica Zubac, Channing Frye, Gary Payton II, Thomas Bryant
J.J. Barea (Personal Reasons), Seth Curry (Leg Injury), and Wesley Matthews (Leg Injury) are definitely out. While Nerlens Noel, Dwight Powell, and D. Finney-Smith are amongst doubt.
Harrison Barnes (Forward), Maxi Kleber (Forward), Dirk Nowitzki (Center), Aaron Harrison (Guard), Dennis Smith Jr. (Guard)
From the bench: Kyle Collinsworth, Doug McDermott, Salah Mejri, Yogi Ferrell, Johnathan Motley, Jelen Jones
Los Angeles Lakers – Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle
Dallas Mavericks – Harrison Barnes, Dennis Smith Jr.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Both teams are out of NBA playoff reckoning. But still, a victory over your rivals can be a soul-soothing experience.
With nothing to lose, expect Lakers and Mavericks to play an aggressive game.
But our call is- Los Angeles Lakers to win the match.