Washington Wizards at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/22/2018
Monday, January 22, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Washington Wizards travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, January 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 1.5 point favorites.
The Wizards head into this matchup with a mark of 26-20. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 107.2 points per contest while giving up 105.4 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 15-31. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per contest and giving up 104.8, which is a point differential of -2.2.
Valuable Washington Wizards Betting Trends
The Washington Wizards are 20-26-0 against the spread
The Washington Wizards are 19-25-2 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 23-22-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 21-25-0 against the over/under
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
01/20/18 PG Devin Harris Head left last game, is "?" Monday vs Washington
Bradley Beal averages 23.8 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Washington. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. John Wall comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Wizards. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%.
Wesley Matthews averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.5 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wizards allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Washington averages 107.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 104.8 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.7 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season. Dallas is 24th in the league with 102.6 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.13. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 28th in the league in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game and 14th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.5.
The Wizards are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league. Washington is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 20th in the league.
Dallas is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Mavericks are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.1, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Wizards/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas +1.5
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