The Dallas Mavericks (8-3) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (2-8) on Wednesday, November 15th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Capital One Arena and televised on MNMT. Both the Mavericks and Wizards will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Mavericks vs Wizards
The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Tim Hardaway Jr. led Dallas with 17 points against the Pelicans, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 42.2% in the game. Kyrie Irving added 17 points, but unfortunately, Dallas was defeated in the game with a score of 131-110.
The Mavericks will face the Wizards bringing in an overall record of 8-3 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. The team is presently 3rd in the Western Conference and 1st in the Southwest division.
Presently, Dallas boasts an ATS record of 6-5, which is above .500 against the spread. On the road, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 4-2, as opposed to a 2-3 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Wizards will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Raptors with a final score of 111-107. At the beginning of the second half, the Wizards were leading 64-45.
Over the Wizards’ last five games, they are 2-3 and come in with an overall record of 2-8. On the road, the Wizards have gone 1-6 so far this season compared to their 1-2 mark at home.
Washington has an overall ATS record of 5-5 for the season so far. When playing on the road, the Wizards hold an ATS record of 4-3 in contrast to a 1-2 record against the spread when playing at home.
Mavericks Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Mavericks are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 122.8 points per game (2nd). The Mavericks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 17.2 made 3’s per game. In addition to their strong outside shooting numbers, the team is playing at one of the fastest paces in the NBA, averaging 101.1 possessions per contest.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Wizards are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 115.3 points per game (8th). The Wizards come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.7 made 3’s per game. The Wizards offense could be a candidate to see their overall numbers improve as they are not only a strong 3-point shooting unit, but are an above average team in terms of pace.
Mavericks Team Defense
Currently, the Mavericks’ defense holds the 25th rank in the NBA, allowing 118.8 points per game.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Mavericks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.9% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.9% from downtown.
Wizards Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Wizards’ defense is giving up an average of 122.5 points per game. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA league average in 70.0% of their games.
In the terms of takeaways, Wizards are causing 14.9 turnovers per game, ranking 21st in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 12th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.
Key Players For The Mavericks And Wizards
In today’s game, we anticipate Luka Doncic leading the scoring for the Mavericks, contributing 20 points while shooting 7/13 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 31.1 points per game, along with 7.8 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Kyle Kuzma as the leading scorer for the Wizards. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 15 while also collecting 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 48.5% and is averaging 24.1 points per contest.
Mavericks vs Wizards Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 5-5 while going 6-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 121 points per game in these contests.
- Across their last three home contests, Washington has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 111 points per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-2.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
We’re putting our money on the Mavericks to win, and have the projected score sitting at 118-106. We also like them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to bet on the Mavericks at -5.5.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 243, and our model predicts the Mavericks and Wizards to score a combined 224 points. We recommend betting on the under.
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