Washington Wizards vs. Dallas Mavericks Pick-Odds-Prediction 1/1/14
Dallas Mavericks (18-13) at Washington Wizards (14-14)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -2 -- Over/Under: 204.5 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks head to Washington on Wednesday night to face off against the Wizards.
The Washington Wizards are sitting right at the .500 mark this season at 14-14. The Wizards are playing well on both ends of the court currently, ranking 17th in the league offensively, putting up 99.6 points per game, while allowing 100 per game, putting them at 13th in the league as of now. Washington is led offensively by John Wall, who is scoring an average of 20.2 points per game this season. The Wizards are hot right now, winning back to back games heading into this meeting, and winning four out of their last five.
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The Dallas Mavericks are sitting at 18-13 this season, and are trailing the Spurs by just 6.5 games right now in the Southwest standings. The Mavs have a top ten offense right now, ranking eighth in the league, putting up 103.8 points per game. The Mavs defense is famously poor, but this season the Mavs are playing better on the other end of the court, allowing 102 points per game on average. No surprise here, but Nowitzki is leading the Mavs offense this season with an average of 21.3 points per game. Like the Wizards, the Mavs come into this meeting with some momentum, having won back to back games.
The Mavs are sitting 4-1 against the spread in their last five games on Wednesday’s and the Mavs are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games when playing on just one day’s rest. The Mavericks are also 36-16 against the spread in their last 52 road games.
The Washington Wizards are 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, and the Wizard are also 4-1 against the spread in their last five games on Wednesdays. Washington however, is just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games against the Western Conference.
Have to take the over in this spot. Both the Mavs and the Wizards are playing well right now, and both teams have the offensive firepower to put up plenty of points, which should be the case here on Wednesday.