The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to even the season series with the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night, and they won’t have to face Luka Doncic, who is out with a thigh injury.
The Mavericks have also listed Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kyrie Irving as questionable for this game, so the team could be looking at another night of Josh Green and Jaden Hardy running the offense.
That means the Lakers are the team to target for prop bets, and I have two that I love for this game:
Mavericks vs. Lakers best NBA prop bets
- Anthony Davis OVER 13.5 Rebounds
- Austin Reaves OVER 12.5 Points
Anthony Davis OVER 13.5 Rebounds
Anthony Davis picked up 15 rebounds against the Mavericks the last time these two teams played, and he’s cleared 13.5 rebounds in five of his last eight games.
The Mavericks lack any real size down low to deal with Davis outside of Dwight Powell, and they rank 29th in the NBA in rebounding percentage this season.
After sitting out on Wednesday, Davis should come back strong in this favorable matchup.
Austin Reaves OVER 12.5 Points
Austin Reaves has been terrific for the Lakers this season, averaging 11.5 points per game while shooting 51.1 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from beyond the arc.
The second-year guard has scored 13 or more points in eight of his last 10 games, taking on a much bigger offensive role with LeBron James out of the lineup.
Dallas is just 22nd in the league in defensive rating over its last 10 games, so I think Reaves and the rest of the Lakers have a good chance to put up a high-scoring game.
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