Who’s PlayingLos Angeles @ DallasCurrent Records: Los Angeles 13-19; Dallas 17-16What to KnowThis Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 117.81 points per contest. They and the Dallas Mavericks will compete for holiday cheer at 2:30 p.m. ET Sunday at American Airlines Center. Dallas will be strutting in after a win while the Lakers will be stumbling in from a loss. It looks like Los Angeles must have gotten on Santa’s naughty list since the squad didn’t end up with the victory they were expected to receive this past Friday. They fell in a 134-130 heartbreaker to the Charlotte Hornets. The defeat was just more heartbreak for Los Angeles, who fell 117-114 when the teams previously met in January. Small forward LeBron James put forth a good effort for the losing side as he had 34 points and eight assists. LBJ’s afternoon made it six games in a row in which he has scored at least 30 points. Meanwhile, even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, Dallas beat the Houston Rockets 112-106 this past Friday. Point guard Luka Doncic took over for Dallas, finishing with 50 points (a whopping 45% of their total) and ten assists along with eight boards. The Lakers are expected to lose this next one by 8. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past four games, so buyers beware. Los Angeles’ loss took them down to 13-19 while Dallas’ win pulled them up to 17-16. Doncic will be someone to keep an eye on after he shot 6-for-12 from downtown and almost finished with a triple-double on 50 points, ten dimes, and eight rebounds this past Friday. Let’s see if he can build on that strong performance or if Los Angeles’ defense can bottle him up. How To WatchWhen: Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ETWhere: American Airlines Center — Dallas, TexasTV: ABCOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $226.00OddsThe Mavericks are a big 8-point favorite against the Lakers, according to the latest NBA odds.The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mavericks as a 7.5-point favorite.Over/Under: -110See NBA picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. Get picks now.
Series HistoryDallas have won 13 out of their last 24 games against Los Angeles.Mar 29, 2022 – Dallas 128 vs. Los Angeles 110Mar 01, 2022 – Dallas 109 vs. Los Angeles 104Dec 15, 2021 – Los Angeles 107 vs. Dallas 104Apr 24, 2021 – Dallas 108 vs. Los Angeles 93Apr 22, 2021 – Dallas 115 vs. Los Angeles 110Dec 25, 2020 – Los Angeles 138 vs. Dallas 115Jan 10, 2020 – Los Angeles 129 vs. Dallas 114Dec 29, 2019 – Los Angeles 108 vs. Dallas 95Dec 01, 2019 – Dallas 114 vs. Los Angeles 100Nov 01, 2019 – Los Angeles 119 vs. Dallas 110Jan 07, 2019 – Los Angeles 107 vs. Dallas 97Nov 30, 2018 – Los Angeles 114 vs. Dallas 103Oct 31, 2018 – Los Angeles 114 vs. Dallas 113Mar 28, 2018 – Los Angeles 103 vs. Dallas 93Feb 23, 2018 – Los Angeles 124 vs. Dallas 102Feb 10, 2018 – Dallas 130 vs. Los Angeles 123Jan 13, 2018 – Los Angeles 107 vs. Dallas 101Mar 07, 2017 – Dallas 122 vs. Los Angeles 111Jan 22, 2017 – Dallas 122 vs. Los Angeles 73Dec 29, 2016 – Dallas 101 vs. Los Angeles 89Nov 08, 2016 – Dallas 109 vs. Los Angeles 97Jan 26, 2016 – Dallas 92 vs. Los Angeles 90Nov 13, 2015 – Dallas 90 vs. Los Angeles 82Nov 01, 2015 – Dallas 103 vs. Los Angeles 93