Mavericks vs Wizards Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/7/2020
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -3.5
Capital One Arena is the site where Ish Smith and the Washington Wizards (17-32, 3rd in the Southeast Division) will take on the Dallas Mavericks (31-20, 2nd in the Southwest Division) on Friday. Dallas opens this contest as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 220.
The Mavericks are covering the spread 56.2% of the time, having gone 27-21-3 ATS. Washington is covering 50.0% of the time, going 24-24-1 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/06/20 PF Kristaps Porzingis Nose injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Washington
02/05/20 PG J.J. Barea Ankle is questionable Friday vs Washington
02/05/20 SG Seth Curry Knee is questionable Friday vs Washington
01/30/20 PG Luka Doncic Ankle is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Key Washington Wizards Injuries
10/18/19 PG John Wall Achilles is out indefinitely
02/05/20 C Thomas Bryant Foot is out Friday vs Dallas
02/05/20 SG Jordan McRae Ankle is questionable Friday vs Dallas
Kristaps Porzingis comes into this game averaging 18.2 points per contest while playing 30.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Tim Hardaway averages 14.2 points per contest in 26.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 3.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Ish Smith scores 10.9 points per contest while playing 26.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 4.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Bradley Beal averages 29.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 116.1 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 47.4 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.6 per game. The Mavericks allow 110.2 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Washington is 4th in the NBA with 115.7 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.06. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 10th in assists per game with 25.5. The Wizards are 22nd in turnovers per contest with 14.0. The Wizards give up 120.8 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Wizards are 22nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 117, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league.
Washington is 24th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Wizards are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 117, and their offensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 30th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 14th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Wizards NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Washington +3.5
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