Planning on watching today’s Mavericks and Wizards game? Catch the action at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, as the Wizards hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on MNMT. In this non-conference matchup, the Mavericks are the betting favorite against the Wizards. The over/under for the game is 243 points.
DALLAS MAVERICKS VS WASHINGTON WIZARDS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Dallas Mavericks -5.5
This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, November 15th.
WHY BET THE DALLAS MAVERICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 118-106 in favor of the Mavericks.
- Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.6% and knocking down 18 threes.
Is A Road Victory Likely for the Favored Mavericks?
The Mavericks will face the Wizards bringing in an overall record of 8-3 and a 2-1 record over their previous three games. Currently, the team is 3rd in the Western Conference as well as 1st in the Southwest division.
Dallas currently has an ATS record of 6-5, placing them above .500 against the spread. As the favorite this season, Dallas is 5-4 vs. the spread while going 1-1 as the underdog.
In their recent matchup, the Mavericks offense ended with 110 points against the Pelicans. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 42.2% and made 14 threes. The top scorer for the Mavericks was Tim Hardaway Jr. with 17 points, while Kyrie Irving also added 17 to the scoreboard.
On average, the Dallas defense is giving up 118.8 points per game (25th). Right now, they are on a 2 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average.
On two point field goal attempts, the Mavericks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.9% and allowing 35.9% from beyond the arc.
Is a Home Win Possible for Washington?
Over the Wizards’ last five games, they are 2-3 and come in with an overall record of 2-8. At the moment, the team holds 14th place in the Eastern Conference and 5th place in the Southeast division.
Against the spread, Washington is .500 so far this season with a mark of 5-5 ATS. In their last two home games, Washington has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 1-2 at home compared to 4-3 on the road.
The Wizards offense is coming off a game where they scored 107 points against the Raptors. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.2% and connected on 12 threes. The team’s top scorer is Kyle Kuzma, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 24.1, while Jordan Poole also carries a PPG average of 16.2 into the game.
So far, the Wizards’ defense is ranked 28th in the league at 122.5 points per contest.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Wizards squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 58.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 33.6% from downtown.