January 7 NBA Picks — L.A. Lakers (21-19) at Dallas (18-21)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Monday’s NBA game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks for Winners and Whiners.

A link to the full preview is below, and confidence ratings are in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Los Angeles Lakers at Dallas Mavericks

Side Prediction/Full Game: Mavericks -8 (3/5) — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 222.5 points (3/5) — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Lakers UNDER 107.5 points (5/5) — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st Half: Mavericks -4.5 (3/5) — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st Half: UNDER 113 points (3/5) — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st Half: Lakers UNDER 27.5 points 1st Quarter (4/5) — WIN!

Day’s Record: 4-2-0 (.667)
Previous Day’s Record: 4-2-0 (.667)
January Record: 11-7-0 (.611)
December Record: 4-0-0 (1.000)
November Record: 4-2-0 (.667)
October Record: 14-30-0 (.286)
Season Record: 33-39-0 (.458)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)        (0-0 (.000) in January)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)        (0-0 (.000) in January)
3-Star Pick Record: 2-2 (.500)        (7-5 (.583) in January)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-0 (1.000)      (1-2 (.333) in January)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-0 (1.000)      (3-0 (1.000) in January)

Author: Chris Altruda

Currently a freelance sportswriter on the hunt for full-time work. If you like my work or have constructive criticism, please share it and/or contact me at chris.altruda@hotmail.com or via Twitter at @AlTruda73 My portfolio of clippings can be viewed at http://www.clippings.me/caltruda And thank you for taking time out of your day to read my posts.

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