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Wizards vs Mavericks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Washington Wizards at Dallas Mavericks
  • Where: Dallas at American Airlines Center
  • Date: Tuesday, January 24th
  • Betting Odds DAL -7.5, WAS +236 | DAL -293 O/U 225.0

The Wizards come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 20-26. So far, the team has gone 20-25-1 against the spread. Washington has posted an average scoring differential of 15.5 points per game across their currrent 2 game win streak.

The Wizards will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Magic by a score of 138-118. Heading into the game, they were 7 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Washington was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Magic to cut into their 13 point halftime lead. In the win, Rui Hachimura led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 59.1%.

The Mavericks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 25-23. So far, the team has gone 16-30-2 against the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Mavericks are averaging 111 points per game while allowing 110. This has led to a record of 1-2.

In their previous game, the Mavericks were favored to win vs the Clippers. However, their 112-98 loss gave them both a straight up and ATS defeat. Dallas went on to lose the game despite leading by 5 heading into halftime. In the loss, Luka Doncic led the team in scoring with 29 points on a field goal percentage of 42.9%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Wizards averaged 127.5 points per game vs Dallas, which was an increase over their season-long average. While the Wizards saw a boost in scoring, the Mavericks averaged 108.5 points per contest in head-to-head meeting vs Washington. This figure was similar to season-long average. In terms of betting, Washington has an ATS record of 4-1 in the previous 5 matchups vs Dallas. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +4 points per game in favor of the Wizards. In these contests, they averaged a combined 226 points per game, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 46 games, Washington is averaging 112.5 points per game (23rd). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Wizards are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.9 per contest. Right now, the Wizards offense is in search of answers, as not only do they tend to play at a slow pace, but they are just 13th in effective field goal percentage.

Against the Mavericks, the Wizards will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 16th in points allowed.

A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Wizards 2nd leading scorer, Kristaps Porzingis. In his 41 games, Porzingis is averaging 22.1 points per game while dishing out 2.4 assists and grabbing 8.8 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Kyle Kuzma, who leads the team and is 33rd in the NBA at 21.8 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 45.7% of his field goal attempts while taking 20.9% of the team’s shots from the floor.

The Mavericks come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 112.6 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Mavericks are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 96.6 per contest. This slow style of play has made a difference in their overall scoring numbers, as Dallas is just 30th in made field goals per game.

So far, the Mavericks have played well defensively, as they are ranked 2nd in the league at 104.72 points per contest.

On offense, Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in scoring at 33.6 points per game, placing him 2nd in the NBA. Overall, Doncic has hit 49.6% of his shots while accounting for 27.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 10th in points allowed to point-guards. At 16.8 points per game, Spencer Dinwiddie is the 2nd leading scorer for the Mavericks. For the season, he is 158th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 46.2%.

Wizards vs Mavericks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Mavericks -7.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 225.0

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