NBA Christmas Day Best Bets: Lakers VS Mavericks

Get all the Best Picks, Predictions, and Expert Betting Analysis on the Lakers VS Mavericks

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The second of five primetime clashes going down over the course of Christmas Day, get all the best bets on the Los Angeles Lakers VS Dallas Mavericks. In a battle between two of the NBA’s most exciting squads, there will be no shortage of star power on display as LeBron James looks to improve upon his stellar Christmas Day track record against MVP Candidate, Luka Doncic.

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Lakers VS Mavericks Picks

Hollywood meets Texas in a battle between big market teams as the Lakers look to secure a win without Anthony Davis against the Mavericks who have struggled to find offensive production outside of their Slovenian Superstar.

The Lakers once again are bottom feeders in the Western Conference, losing all momentum gathered after losing their leading scorer AD to an ankle injury against the Denver Nuggets. With an aging LeBron trying his best to put on throwback performances and carry his squad to the Playoffs, wins have been scarce on this year’s LakeShow squad.

Also underperforming in terms of expectations set in the offseason this year, the Mavs season has solely relied on the output of Doncic to carry the load for his team. The Mavs rely on him to produce any resemblance of offensive success, while still being vulnerable defensively.

Both teams are desperate to capture a win on primetime as they look to gift themselves a rare victory on Christmas Day.

Moneyline Pick: Dallas Mavericks

Doncic is set to stuff the stat sheet against the Lakers, utilizing his elite skill set that’s second to none in the NBA. With nobody on the Lakers able to contain the versatile star, look for the Mavs to feed the rock to Doncic and score a Texas-sized victory at home.

While LeBron and the Lakers have shown some signs of life in recent weeks, they simply don’t have the depth to compete with the Mavericks. Even with Russell Westbrook seemingly finding a career resurgence coming off of the bench, the Mavs have several weapons that while inconsistent, can takeover a game in seconds.

Back the Mavericks to win the game at home, handling the Lakers and using their dominant defence to limit the top players of the Lakers.

Point Spread Pick: Los Angeles Lakers (+8.5)

While the Mavericks are our pick to secure the win on Christmas Day, don’t expect the Lakers to go down without a fight. Sporting one of the best overall offences in the NBA, the Lakers will put on a clash of styles with the Mavs and cause the score to remain close as a result.

With all eyes on them under the bright Christmas lights, the Lakers have several players with ample experience playing on a marquee day of the NBA schedule. You can never count out King James, who happens to be the All-Time scoring leader on Christmas Day in NBA history, and will look to keep his team within striking distance while building upon one of several historic records under his belt.

Back the Lakers to cover the spread and win you some bread on Christmas Day in the NBA.

Over/Under Pick: Over 230 Points

Back the stars to come out in style on this primetime affair, lighting up the scoreboard and easily hitting the Over early on in the game. Both sides have tremendous upside offensively, able to provide NBA fans with non-stop action any given night.

While the Mavs may not be a consistent offence, look for them to leave it all on the floor in this game, looking to put on a show for the Mavericks faithful on Christmas Day.

A major factor in the Over hitting will be the three-point shooting of the Mavs. Attempting the third-most attempts per game from behind the arc in the NBA, the Mavericks will be set to connect from deep repeatedly against a porous Lakers defence.

Bet the Over and grab the popcorn as we have a thriller on our hands this Christmas as the Lakers and Mavericks eclipse the Over and get you paid out as a winner.

Lakers VS Mavericks Player Prop Bets

A great way to bet on the NBA, player prop bets allow you to wager on the performances of the game’s top stars. Instead of sweating out the outcome of the game, enjoy the action and back your favourite player to score you some dough.

Place a player prop bet on the Lakers VS Mavericks and add some flavour to your NBA Christmas Day bet slips.

LeBron James Over 29.5 Points

The ageless wonder, LeBron James has been on an offensive tear as of late, once again carrying his team on his back in his efforts to secure his team a win. Having scored Over 29.5 points in six straight games, look for James to notch his seventh in a row against the Mavericks on Christmas Day.

The focal point of the Lakers offence without Anthony Davis in the lineup, King James will have the green light to fire at will in this marquee matchup, and will continue to build upon his impressive Christmas Day legacy. Back James to score over 29.5 points against the Mavs and watch your bankroll rise alongside his scoring total.

Luka Doncic Over 8.5 Assists

With every aspect of the Mavericks offence running through him, look for Luka Doncic to rack up plenty of assists in this high-scoring battle on Christmas Day.

Doncic is one of the top facilitators in the NBA, able to draw ample attention from opposing defences and kick it out to one of several reliable shooters on the outside. Averaging nine assists over his last four games, back Doncic to keep his incredible pace and hit Over 8.5 helpers against the Lakers.

Lakers VS Mavericks Same Game Parlay

One of the most exciting and profitable ways to bet on the NBA, same game parlays allow you to wager on multiple aspects of a matchup.

By stacking game lines and prop bets into one bet slip, NBA bettors can craft their own unique bet slip to net them a hefty payday. With every added wager your potential payout increases, but if any bet fails to hit, the entire wager loses.

Place a same game parlay on Christmas Day and secure yourself the biggest win of your sports betting career on the Lakers VS Mavericks.

  • Spencer Dinwiddie 3+ Three-Pointers Made
  • Christian Wood Under 9.5 Rebounds
  • Lonnie Walker IV Over 14.5 Points

Total Odds: (+575)

If you are ever on the fence as to how you should wager on a specific matchup, reviewing the latest NBA public betting trends could help push you in the right direction. By gathering information on how the majority of bettors are wagering on a game, you can see where you stand before placing a bet.

Whether you decide to ride with the public or fade them, this helpful betting resource can provide a winning edge on your next bet. Check out the latest public betting trends on the Lakers VS Mavericks and factor these numbers into your decision-making process when placing a Christmas Day bet.

Los Angeles Lakers - 33%

Dallas Mavericks - 67%

Los Angeles Lakers (+7.5) - 41%

Dallas Mavericks (-7.5) - 59%

Over 225.5 - 74%

Under 225.5 - 26%

Lakers VS Mavericks Injury Report

The difference between winning and losing your next bet on the NBA, be sure to review the latest NBA injury report before placing a wager on the Lakers VS Mavericks. By seeing who will be missing in action in this primetime matchup you can better decide where to lean before throwing down an NBA Christmas wager.

Check out our up-to-date NBA injury reports found below and use this to help craft your next winning wager on the Lakers VS Mavericks

Los Angeles LakersDallas Mavericks
PG Russell Westbrook (Day-to-day, Foot)PF Dorian Finney-Smith (Day-to-day, Hip)
SG Austin Reaves (Day-to-day, Ankle)SG Josh Green (Out, Elbow)
PF Anthony Davis (Out, Ankle)PF Maxi Kleber (Out, Hamstring)
PF Juan Toscano-Anderson (Out, Ankle)

Best NBA Lines & Odds

Everyone likes getting the best bang for their buck, so take that attitude into your sports betting. Instead of wagering with an online sportsbook that provides weak odds, find the juiciest lines & odds available on the Lakers VS Mavericks below.

Find the betting market you want to wager on, use our direct link to the oddsmaker with the best winning potential, and place a bet with maximized winning potential on the Lakers VS Mavs.


Los Angeles Lakers - BetRivers (+265)

Dallas Mavericks - DraftKings (-300)

Point Spread

Los Angeles Lakers (+7.5) - BetRivers (-109)

Dallas Mavericks (-7.5) - BetMGM (-105)


Over 225.5 - Bet365 (-110)

Under 225.5 -BetRivers (-109)

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Matt Eichhorn

Matt Eichhorn

Having worked in the Sports Gambling industry since 2020, Eichhorn has expertise in all things sports betting. With experience covering various major North American sports leagues he has a wide array of knowledge to draw from when crafting his work.