Dallas Mavericks (25-21) at Washington Wizards (17-30)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)
The Line: Washington Wizards +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Washington Wizards meet Saturday in NBA action at the Capital One Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 112.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.7 points and 8.9 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20.4 points and 8.9 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Brunson is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Washington Wizards need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 114 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 119.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 31.3 points and five rebounds while Russell Westbrook is averaging 21.7 points and 10.7 assists. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Davis Bertans is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 25-12-2 ATS in their last 39 Saturday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest. The Wizards are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 13-5 in Mavericks last 18 overall. The under is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 overall. The Mavericks are 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Washington and 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
The Washington Wizards have the rest advantage here, but they're back to their losing ways and are losing their last five games by an average of 4.2 points despite shooting 47.7 percent from the field. The Dallas Mavericks have covered four of their last five road games and they're winning games now with an improved defense. I don't see much value in the Wizards right now. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Mavericks on the road.