Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s NBA game. The 12-7 Washington Wizards hit the road once again as they take on the 10-7 Dallas Mavericks. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.#
After a pair of disappointing defeats against the Hornets and Pelicans, the Washington Wizards finally bounced back with a 101-99 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Although they failed to cover the -7.5 Spread, Wizards fans will be happy with the win as it’s only their 2nd triumph in 6 games. Bradley Beal and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope both had 20 to lead the way as Washington once again turned to their defense to get the win. They held the Thunder to just 40% shooting from the field for what was their 5th road win of the season in 10 games played so far. They’ve done well against the Mavs when it comes to covering the spread, doing so in 4 of the last 5 games. However, the road form is still a worry as the Wizards are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 away from home.
When it comes to covering, the Dallas Mavericks have been a joy to bet on these last couple of weeks. Dallas has gone 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and that was with Luka Doncic missing several games with a knee and ankle injury. Luckily for them though, their best player is finally back in the line-up and they got back to winning ways instantly with a 112-104 OT win over the Clippers. Doncic had 26, 9 boards and 9 assists, while Kristaps Porzingis continued his stellar play in November with yet another 30 point performance. Consistency will be the key for the Mavs moving forward, they’ve beaten the Wizards in 5 straight at home, so I’m interested to see if they can keep that up.
The oddsmakers have made Dallas a 7.5 Point favorite tonight, they’ve covered the spread just once in their last 6 games against Eastern Conference opponents. However, they are playing a team in Washington that’s just 3-7 ATS in their 10 road games this season and with a healthy Luka Doncic back, I think the Mavs dominate this one. Give me Dallas to cover.
Dallas Mavericks – Washington Wizards Odds
Dallas Mavericks – Washington Wizards Predictions
Dallas -7.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
The line has been set at a modest 210.5 total points tonight, considering the two teams have averaged 218.6 points per game in their last 10 meetings. In their 3 most recent meetings that number is up to 227.3 per game and the over has cashed twice. The over has also cashed in 5 of 7 for Dallas and in 6 of their last 8 games against Southeast Division teams. Although both teams like to play at a slower paced tempo this season, the Wizards defense hasn’t been confidence inspiring lately, giving up 127 points against the New Orleans Pelicans just two games ago. I think we can all agree the Mavericks have far better players than the Pelicans and guarding them will be a much tougher challenge. Dallas leads the NBA with the lowest TOV% this season, so they take good care of the ball and make sure they don’t waste many possessions. I think they’ll score enough in this one to push us over the total.
Over 210.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365