Washington Wizards vs. Dallas Mavericks - 12/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (11-9) at Washington Wizards (8-9)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards +1 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, CSNB
The Dallas Mavericks and Washington Wizards square off Sunday night at the Verizon Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a nice road win after losing five of their last seven games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 100.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.4 points and 7.3 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 15.2 points and 5.8 assists. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.2 rebounds and Raymond Felton is dishing 2.8 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Mavs are shooting just 27.3 percent from deep in their last five games and have lost four of their last five when scoring less than 100 points. The Dallas Mavericks have lost four of their last five road games. Jose Barea is questionable with an ankle injury.
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The Washington Wizards look for a nice home victory to get back to a .500 record. The Washington Wizards are averaging 99.9 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 19.9 points and 4.8 rebounds while John Wall is averaging 18.4 points and eight assists. Otto Porter Jr. is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Ramon Sessions is dishing 2.5 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are shooting just 41.5 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost four of their last five when scoring less than 100 points. The Washington Wizards have split their last six home games. Drew Gooden and Kris Humphries are questionable.
The Mavericks are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games. The Wizards are 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest. The Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I have little confidence in either of these teams, as the Mavs can't decide whether or not they're good, and the Mavs are just as inconsistent and banged up. If forced to pick, I'm going to side with Washington just because its at home.