Lakers vs. Mavericks NBA Odds & Picks: Where Are Sharps Placing Money? (April 24)

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Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers.

  • Los Angeles takes on Dallas for the second time in three nights, as the Lakers continue to work Anthony Davis back to speed.
  • See how sharps are betting in tonight's Western Conference matchup.

NBA Odds: Lakers vs. Mavericks 

Lakers Odds+1.5
Mavericks Odds-1.5
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The Lakers take on the Mavericks on Saturday night, looking for their first win since the recent return of star Anthony Davis.

In the Lakers' five-point loss to Dallas on Thursday, Davis was a frigid 2-for-10 from the field. This is to be expected as AD is returning from a long absence, and those figures will improve considerably as the season goes on.

Dallas had failed to cover in six straight games before their win over the Lakers on Thursday. The Mavericks will be looking for another solid performance from oft-unavailable big man Kristaps Porzignis, who went for 19 points and 6 rebounds in the win over L.A.

If Porzingis doesn't suit up on Saturday — he is questionable with a sprained ankle — then Maxi Kleber (who is also questionable with back concerns) and Co. have to step up their games offensively.

Luka Doncic is no stranger to big-time scoring performances to lead his team to victory, but this Lakers team has been a juggernaut on defense all season long, no matter the personnel.

For that reason and a host of others, our latest PRO Report shows that sharp bettors are supporting the under is Saturday's showdown.

NBA Picks: Lakers vs. Mavericks 

Sharp Action

The total for Lakers vs. Mavericks opened at 216.5 before it was pushed up to 217.

Since this morning, there have been two Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on the under.

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 29% of bettors taking the under have generated 77% of the money wagered on the total in Saturday's game.

PRO Report Pick: Under 217

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