Mavericks vs. Wizards - 12/30/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (22-8) at Dallas Mavericks (22-10)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSSW
The Washington Wizards and Dallas Mavericks square off Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Washington Wizards have won nine of their last 11 games and are coming off a Monday win over Houston. On the season, the Wizards are averaging 100.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and are allowing 96.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 17.8 points and 10.3 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 14.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Paul Pierce is shooting 43.7 percent from the field and Marcin Gortat is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Washington Wizards continue to shoot the ball at a high percentage, and they’ve won 10 straight games when topping 100 points. Of course, it’s the Wizards defense that deserves the most credit, as they’re holding teams to 43.6 percent shooting in their last five games. The Washington Wizards are a legit East contender this season.
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The Dallas Mavericks have won five of their last seven games and continue to score at a rapid pace. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 109.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting and are allowing 103.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 20.7 points and 4.6 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. Chandler Parsons is shooting 45.5 percent from the field and Rajon Rondo has 14 assists in his last two games. The Dallas Mavericks remain the highest scoring team in the league, and they’ve topped 100 points in 16 of their last 18 games. With the addition of Rondo, the Mavs offense will remain deadly, as it’s going to take a good effort at both ends to beat this team on a nightly basis. Tyson Chandler is questionable for this game with a back injury.
The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games. The Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wizards are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
You guys know I've been high on the Wizards all season and taking them and the free points has paid off all year. Nothing changes here. Washington and free points is too valuable to pass up.