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How to watch Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Wednesday’s NBA game

Halftime Report

Only two more quarters stand between the Lakers and the win they were favored to collect coming into this evening. After two quarters, neither squad has the matchup in the bag, but the Lakers lead 55-53 over the Mavericks. The finale is shaping up to be a lot like these teams’ last head-to-head, which was decided by just two points.

The Lakers came into the contest with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We’ll see if they’re able to flip the script or if it’ll just be more of the same.

Who’s Playing

Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Lakers

Current Records: Dallas 24-17, Los Angeles 20-21

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Crypto.com Arena — Los Angeles, California
  • TV: ABC
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $58.30

What to Know

The Mavericks have enjoyed a seven-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. They will square off against the Los Angeles Lakers at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Crypto.com Arena. The pair worked hard to overcome the odds in their previous battles and are surely both feeling confident heading into this clash.

Last Monday, the Mavericks’ game was all tied up 59-59 at the half, but luckily for them it didn’t stay that way. They snuck past New Orleans with a 125-120 win. Winning is a bit easier when you drain 11 more threes than your opponent, as the Mavericks did.

The Mavericks can attribute much of their success to Tim Hardaway Jr., who went 9 for 15 from beyond the arc en route to 41 points and 2 assists, and Kyrie Irving, who scored 42 points along with seven assists and seven rebounds. The contest was Irving’s fifth in a row with at least 30 points.

Meanwhile, the Lakers and the Thunder couldn’t quite live up to the 242-over/under that the experts had forecasted. Los Angeles came out on top against Oklahoma City by a score of 112-105 on Monday.

The Lakers can attribute much of their success to Anthony Davis, who dropped a double-double on 27 points and 15 rebounds.

Dallas’ victory bumped their record up to 24-17. As for Los Angeles, their win bumped their record up to 20-21.

This contest is one where the number of possessions is likely to be a big factor: The Mavericks haven’t given up the ball easily this season, having only averaged 11.6 turnovers per game (they’re ranked first in turnovers per game overall). However, it’s not like the Lakers struggle in that department as they’ve been averaging only 13.9 turnovers per game. Given these competing strengths, it’ll be interesting to see how their clash plays out.

The Mavericks are hoping to beat the odds on Wednesday, as the experts think they’re headed for a loss. They might be worth a quick bet since they’re sitting on a six game streak of covering the spread when playing as the underdog.

Odds

Los Angeles is a 3.5-point favorite against Dallas, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 3.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The oddsmakers are expecting fireworks from the offense and set the over/under at a high 243.5 points.

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Series History

Dallas has won 8 out of their last 10 games against Los Angeles.

  • Dec 12, 2023 – Dallas 127 vs. Los Angeles 125
  • Nov 22, 2023 – Dallas 104 vs. Los Angeles 101
  • Mar 17, 2023 – Dallas 111 vs. Los Angeles 110
  • Feb 26, 2023 – Los Angeles 111 vs. Dallas 108
  • Jan 12, 2023 – Dallas 119 vs. Los Angeles 115
  • Dec 25, 2022 – Dallas 124 vs. Los Angeles 115
  • Mar 29, 2022 – Dallas 128 vs. Los Angeles 110
  • Mar 01, 2022 – Dallas 109 vs. Los Angeles 104
  • Dec 15, 2021 – Los Angeles 107 vs. Dallas 104
  • Apr 24, 2021 – Dallas 108 vs. Los Angeles 93

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