– Cam Reddish is still experiencing soreness in his groin and will miss tonight’s game against the Dallas Mavericks
– Lakers coach Darvin Ham indicated that Max Christie could play a “really prominent” role in tonight’s matchup with Dallas if Reddish is unable
– The Los Angeles Lakers hold seventh-shortest odds to win this season’s championship according to multiple NBA betting sites
Cam Reddish is still experiencing soreness in his groin and will miss tonight’s game against the Mavericks, sources tell ESPN.
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten)
Los Angeles Lakers forward Cam Reddish will be missing tonight’s game against the Dallas Mavericks due to lingering groin soreness. Following his early exit from Tuesday’s game against the Utah Jazz, Reddish underwent evaluation and is expected to miss more games. Lakers coach Darvin Ham has hinted that Max Christie could have a more significant role in the matchup with Dallas if Reddish is unavailable.
Reddish, who has made nine starts this season, is averaging 7.4 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game. In his standout performance against the Portland Trail Blazers, he recorded season highs of 18 points and seven boards. Meanwhile, Christie, who has been contributing off the bench, is averaging 3.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game.
The Lakers’ latest injury report lists Reddish as doubtful for the upcoming games, with Jarred Vanderbilt and Gabe Vincent out indefinitely. On the other hand, Mavericks guard Seth Curry is listed as questionable, while Maxi Kleber remains out indefinitely. Dallas has a 51% chance of defeating the Lakers, according to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index. Sportsbooks show the Lakers as a 3-point underdog at home.
As for betting trends, the Mavs have been performing strongly, with a 5-1 straight-up record in their past six meetings with the Lakers and an 8-3 record in their previous 11 games as favorites. On the other hand, the Lakers have a strong home record, with a 7-1 straight-up performance in their last eight home games. However, they are also 1-6 against the spread in their previous seven games played on a Wednesday.