Wizards visit Mavericks in NBA clash
Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
Washington pays a visit to Dallas on Wednesday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks sport records of 4-4 and 3-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Wizards sit at 0-6 and 3-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-3 for the Mavericks and 1-5 for the Wizards. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mavericks at No. 17 and the Wizards at No. 28 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-87 result in favor of the Mavericks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Dallas's No. 19-rated squad against Washington's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Dallas rates No. 2 in the league with 8.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 9 with 7.2 per outing.
Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 13-rated defense on the road, giving up 93.8 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the league in scoring at home.
Washington lost its last outing, a 92-76 result against the Bobcats on November 13. The Wizards failed to cover in that game as a 2-point underdog, while the 168 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Trevor Ariza scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Wizards to victory (they lost 92-76 to Charlotte at Time Warner Cable Arena on Tuesday).
Dallas lost its last outing, a 90-82 result against the Timberwolves on November 12. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 172 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Darren Collison scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Mavericks to victory (they lost 90-82 to Minnesota at American Airlines Center on Monday).
Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Utah are 2-8
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing Minnesota are 9-1
After a loss are 2-8
A few Wizards at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Dallas
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Dallas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
Dallas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games at home
Washington home to Utah, Saturday, November 17
Dallas at Indiana, Friday, November 16