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Wizards open as NBA underdog vs Mavericks

Washington WizardsDallas Mavericks
2-4November 12, 2013, 08:30 | American Airlines Center4-3

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Dallas and Washington on Tuesday, with the host Mavericks trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

The Mavericks sit at 4-3 (4-3 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Wizards are currently 2-4 (4-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Dallas is 5-2 OU, and Washington is 5-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

Dallas opened as -6.5-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 207 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-rated Mavericks and the No. 20-rated Wizards in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-96 win for the Mavericks on Tuesday.

The Wizards were a 106-105 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. The Wizards got a terrific 34-point performance from Bradley Beal but Oklahoma City handed them a 106-105 defeat on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Mavericks were a 91-83 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (174) made winners of UNDER bettors. Dallas earned a 91-83 victory over Milwaukee on Saturday, getting 18 points from Monta Ellis at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 107 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 29 at 106.83 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 44.32% per game.

Next up:
Washington at San Antonio, Wednesday, November 13th
Dallas at Miami, Friday, November 15th