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Dallas Mavericks vs. Washington Wizards - 10/23/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dallas Mavericks vs. Washington Wizards
Date & Time Wednesday October 23, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Location
American Airlines Center
Dallas, TX
The Line
DAL -8.5 O/U 222
TV Channel
FSSW
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The Washington Wizards are set to visit American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas for a cross-conference clash against the Dallas Mavericks. The Washington Wizards will be looking to rebound from their 2018-2019 season as they went 32-50 which landed them at 12th in the Eastern Conference. The Washington Wizards will return their leading scorer and assists guy from last season in Bradley Beal as the all-star will look to continue his success after averaging 25.6 PPG and 5.5 APG. The Washington Wizards were fairly quiet this offseason, but they made a solid addition by adding veteran PG Isaiah Thomas.

The Washington Wizards were one of the top teams in the NBA in scoring points during the 2018-2019 season as they averaged 114 PPG which ranked 10th. The Washington Wizards were one of the worst teams in the NBA in keeping opponents off the scoreboard as they allowed them to score an average of 116.9 PPG which ranked 29th in the league.

The Dallas Mavericks will be looking to rebound from their 2018-2019 season as they went 33-49 which landed them at 14th in the Western Conference. The Dallas Mavericks will return their leading scorer and assists guy from last season as Luka Doncic is looking to continue his success after averaging 21.2 PPG and 6 APG. The Dallas Mavericks made a big addition last year by adding Kristaps Porzingis who has a career average of 17.8 PPG and 7.1 RPG.

The Dallas Mavericks were one of the worst teams in the NBA in scoring points during the 2018-2019 season as they averaged 108.9 PPG which ranked 21st. The Dallas Mavericks were fairly solid in keeping opponents off the scoreboard as they held opponents to an average of 110.1 PPG which ranked 13th in the league.

The Dallas Mavericks are a team that should be one of the most improved in the NBA as they added Kristapas Porzingis as well as a solid role player in Seth Curry who should complement Luka Doncic nicely. The Washington Wizards have a talented backcourt with John Wall and Bradley Beal, but Beal is the only healthy star in this one which eliminates a key piece for the Wiz. The Wizards struggled in keeping their opponents off the scoreboard last season, and they made little additions to improve themselves on the defensive side of the court. The Mavericks will get to open the season at home, and I believe they win this one with no problem.

Pick:
Dallas Mavericks -8.5
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