Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 5/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Washington (+4.5)
The Washington Wizards (28-34) head to American Airlines Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Dallas Mavericks (35-27). Dallas opens this game as 4.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 231.
The Washington Wizards played the Los Angeles Lakers and took home the win by a score of 116-107 in their last contest. Washington walked away from the contest with a 52.2% FG percentage (47 out of 90) and made 6 of their 18 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Wizards buried 16 of their 21 tries for a percentage of 76.2%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they earned 50 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 24 dimes for this game while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Concerning defending, Washington allowed the other team to go 43.8% from the field on 42 of 96 shooting. Los Angeles distributed 31 dimes and had 10 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Los Angeles grabbed 41 rebounds (13 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Los Angeles finished shooting 61.9% at the free throw line by knocking down 13 of their 21 shots. They also knocked down 10 of 34 attempts from downtown.
Bradley Beal is a guy who had an impact for the contest. He racked up 27 points on 11 of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 36:18 mins and totaled 3 rebounds. Beal finished shooting 61.1% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Wizards was Russell Westbrook. He snagged 18 rebounds in his 40:40 minutes played on the night. He shot 43.8% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 7-of-16 (18 points). When the final whistle blew, Westbrook accounted for 14 assists.
Washington enters this one with a win-loss mark of 28-34 on the campaign. The Wizards are shooting 34.9% on shots from downtown (640 of 1,834) and 76.1% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.9 pts per contest (5th in the league) while going 47.2% from the field. They are turning it over 14.7 times per contest and as a team they are committing 21.7 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Washington is collecting 44.9 boards per game and has accumulated 1,551 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 15th in the league in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end of the court, the Wizards have forced 14.5 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.1 personal fouls. They rank 8th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,504 surrendered so far this season. The Wizards are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.0% (901 of 1,368) and they surrender 46.0 boards per game as a group. They are giving up 37.3% on shots from distance while they are 29th in the league in PPG allowed (118.0).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Dallas Mavericks walked away with a victory by a final of 115-105 against the Detroit Pistons. The Mavericks corralled 27 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards for a total of 35 for the contest. They also turned it over 11 times, while recording 6 steals in the game. The Pistons had 23 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 23 tries. They were able to bury 22 of the free throw tries for a rate of 95.7%. Pertaining to shots from 3-point land, Dallas made 13 out of 30 attempts (43.3%). When the game finished, the Mavericks ended up going 40 out of 89 from the field which had them shooting 44.9%. The Mavericks allowed the Pistons to bury 36 of 71 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.7% in this game. They went 34.5% from beyond the perimeter by going 10 out of 29 and finished the game at 23 of 34 at the charity stripe (67.6%). When discussing attacking the glass, Dallas permitted Detroit to collect 39 in all (3 offensive).
Tim Hardaway ended up having an impact for the Mavericks for the matchup. He buried 13 out of 23 for this game for a field goal rate of 56.5%, and had 1 rebound. Hardaway racked up 42 points in his 35:49 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 3 dimes in this game. One more player that was pivotal for Dallas was Jalen Brunson. He finished this one with 4 dimes in 33:15 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 of 15 from the floor. Brunson wrapped this one up going 33.3% from the field as well as earning 13 points and 6 rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss record of 35-27 so far this season. As an offense, the Mavericks are shooting 46.9% from the floor, which has them ranked 12th in the league. Dallas has accounted for 6,934 pts on the campaign (111.8 per contest) and they grab 43.5 boards per game. They are getting an assist 22.5 times per contest (26th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per contest. The Mavericks are committing 19.3 fouls per game and they connect on 77.5% from the charity stripe. The Mavericks defensively are ranked 8th in the league in PPG given up with 109.7. They have allowed 22.5 dimes and 44.2 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 3rd and 17th in the league. The Dallas defense allows 36.5% on shots from 3-point land (807 of 2,213) and their opponents are connecting on 76.2% of their foul shots. They are able to force 12.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the field (7th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-4.5) and under 231 points
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