Dallas Mavericks vs Washington Wizards Prediction, 4/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Washington Wizards
Date: Saturday, April 3, 2021
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, DC
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-3.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (25-21) are headed to Capital One Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Washington Wizards (17-30). The spread on this contest has Dallas as 3.5-point favorites. The total opens at 219.
The Dallas Mavericks played the Boston Celtics and earned the victory with a final of 113-108 in their last contest. Dallas ended the contest having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (38 out of 77) and buried 19 of their 39 3-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Mavericks buried 18 of their 25 attempts for a rate of 72.0%. With respect to pulling down rebounds, they collected a total of 43 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 20 assists in the game in addition to forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When talking about defending, Dallas allowed the other team to go 41.5% from the floor on 39 out of 94 shooting. Boston earned 20 assists and had 11 steals for the game. On top of that, Boston grabbed 36 boards (8 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Boston finished the contest at 82.6% from the charity stripe by knocking down 19 of 23 attempts. They made 11 out of their 47 attempts from 3-point land.
Luka Doncic is a player who was a major factor in this contest. He totaled 36 points on 11 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 34:40 mins played and also totaled 8 rebounds. Doncic walked away from this one shooting 73.3% from the field and recorded 5 dimes. One more player that was a contributor in the matchup for the Mavericks was Kristaps Porzingis. He pulled down 8 rebounds in 32:05 min played. He finished 40.0% from the field for the matchup by shooting 6-of-15 (19 points). When all was said and done, Porziņģis collected 2 assists.
Dallas comes into this game with a mark of 25-21 for the year. They currently have an average of 112.2 pts per contest (17th in the league) on 47.1% from the field. The Mavericks are connecting on 36.2% on shots from downtown (630 of 1,740) and 78.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Dallas is pulling down 43.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 1,043 dimes this year, which has them ranked 28th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 12.3 times per contest and as a group are committing 19.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 12.6 turnovers every game and they draw 20.4 personal fouls. They currently rank 2nd in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,044 relinquished so far this season. The Mavericks defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (578 of 937) and they surrender 44.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They give up 36.7% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 11th in basketball in PPG allowed (110.9).
When they last stepped on the court, the Washington Wizards walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 120-91 against the Detroit Pistons. The Wizards collected 36 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 40 in this game. They also turned it over 14 times, while getting 6 steals in this matchup. The Pistons committed 18 fouls in this game which got the Wizards to the charity stripe for a total of 19 shots. They were able to knock down 6 of those for a rate of 31.6%. When talking about 3-pointers, Washington converted 5 of their 19 tries (26.3%). Overall, the Wizards went 40 out of 85 from the floor which had them at 47.1%. The Wizards allowed the Pistons to knock down 45 of 94 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.9% for this game. They wrapped up this game 41.4% from downtown by connecting on 12 out of 29 and ended up going 18 of 22 from the charity stripe (81.8%). When it comes to rebounding, Washington permitted Detroit to snag 48 in all (10 offensive).
Russell Westbrook pitched in for the Wizards in this game. He buried 7 of 16 for the contest giving him a field goal percentage of 43.8%, and tallied 11 rebounds. Westbrook scored 16 points in his 35:31 minutes on the court and accounted for 12 dimes for the contest. One more player that was important for Washington was Alex Len. He wrapped the game up with no assists in his 21:05 mins played, and he knocked down 7 of 12 from the floor. Len walked away from this one going 58.3% from the field as well as collecting 14 points and 5 total rebounds.
Washington has a mark of 17-30 so far this year. Washington has scored 5,360 pts on the campaign (114.0 per contest) and they collect 44.0 boards per game. The Wizards have committed 22.2 personal fouls per game and they hit 75.7% from the free throw line. When it comes to executing on offense, the Wizards are connecting on 46.6% from the field, which is ranked 15th in the league. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.9 times per contest (14th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 14.6 times per game. The Wizards on defense are ranked 30th in the NBA in PPG given up with 119.3. They have surrendered 24.3 dimes and 47.0 boards per contest, which has them ranked 12th and 26th in the league. The Washington defense gives up 38.4% on shots from 3-point land (614 of 1,599) and their opponents are converting on 77.8% of their free throw shots. They are forcing 14.9 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the floor (24th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (-3.5)
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