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Dallas MavericksWashington Wizards
18-13January 01, 2014, 06:00 | Verizon Center14-14

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Mavericks travelling to Washington Wednesday to face the Wizards on Wednesday.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Wizards currently sport a record of 14-14, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 16-11-1 ATS. The Mavericks are 18-13 and 16-14-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Wizards post a 17-11 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mavericks have gone 17-14 against the number.

View Dallas Mavericks vs Washington Wizards Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Mavericks before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 205.5 at TopBet.

The Wizards - Mavericks odds would favor the Wizards if the lines were set according to power ranks. Washington is rated No. 13 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Mavericks sit at No. 14. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 95-93 win for the Mavericks.

In their last action, Dallas was a 100-98 winner on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (198) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Dallas got 32 points from Shawn Marion en route to a 100-98 victory over Minnesota on Monday at Target Center.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 106-99 winner as they battled the Pistons on the road. The Wizards covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Washington got 29 points from John Wall en route to a 106-99 victory over Detroit on Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 27 in the league with 40.61 per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Washington is the NBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 8.46 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 9 with 8.45 per contest.

Next up:
Dallas home to Los Angeles, Friday, January 3rd
Washington home to Toronto, Friday, January 3rd