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Wizards home to Mavericks in NBA betting action

Dallas MavericksWashington Wizards
Jan 1, 6:00 PM | Verizon Center

Dallas Mavericks vs Washington Wizards Odds

12-19TEAM RECORD4-24

The Wizards will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Mavericks at Verizon Center in NBA wagering action.

Supporters of the Mavericks have seen them go 12-19 and 14-17 ATS so far this season, while the Wizards are at 4-24 and 15-12-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 12-15-1, while the Mavericks are 18-13.

View Dallas vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wizards - Mavericks odds would favor the Wizards if the lines were set according to power ranks. Washington is rated No. 19 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Mavericks sit at No. 20. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 92-89 win for the Mavericks.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 30-ranked offense (88.8 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 28 at 103.1 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 40.6% from the field per game, less than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.8 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 111-86 loser as they battled the Spurs at home. The Mavericks failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 197 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Dallas was crushed on Sunday, getting run out of the gym by San Antonio and falling 111-86 at American Airlines Center.

The Wizards were an 87-77 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (164) made winners of UNDER bettors. Washington got 14 points from Bradley Beal but lost anyway 87-77 against the Bulls on Saturday at United Center.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 8-2
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Mavericks at Wizards trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Dallas is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 13 games when playing Dallas
Washington is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next up:
Dallas at Miami, Wednesday, January 2
Washington at Indiana, Wednesday, January 2