Mavericks vs. Wizards - 12/12/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (9-11) at Dallas Mavericks (13-10)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -7 -- Over/Under: 210 See the Latest Odds
TV: CNSW, FSSW
The Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks square off Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Washington Wizards are desperate for a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 101 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 19.8 points and 4.7 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 19.6 points and 8.3 assists. Otto Porter Jr. is grabbing 5.6 rebounds and Ramon Sessions is dishing 2.2 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are coming off a Friday loss to the Pelicans in which they shot 50 percent from the field and had 10 turnovers. The Washington Wizards have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Dallas Mavericks look for a victory after splitting their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.6 points and 7.2 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 15.3 points and six assists. Wesley Matthews is dishing two assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mavs are shooting 35.1 percent from deep in their last five games and have won seven of their last eight when topping 100 points. The Dallas Mavericks have won five of their last seven home games.
The Wizards are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games. The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Wizards are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Mavs struggle against young teams that can push the pace. I'll side with the points here.