Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards 3/15/17 Free NBA Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 3/14/2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 6 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 28-38. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.7 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 99.8 per contest. The Wizards have an overall record of 41-25. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 109.1 points per game and surrendering 106.8, good for a point differential of 2.3.
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 20 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Dirk Nowitzki averages 14.2 points per game in 26.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 6.8 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
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John Wall averages 23.1 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wizards. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 10.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Bradley Beal averages 23.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Dallas averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.68 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Washington averages 109.1 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.27 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 3rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 43 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Wizards rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Wizards allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Wizards force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 107.9. In terms of pace they average 91.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Wizards rating on offense is 110.8 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Washington turns the ball over on 12.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-30-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 26-40-0 against the over/under
Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 36-29-1 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 41-24-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/13/17 G Wesley Matthews Calf left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
03/13/17 C Nerlens Noel Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Washington
Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Washington -6
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