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Dallas Mavericks Set to Dominate Washington Wizards with Strong Offensive Game and Impact Players

In a matchup between the Washington Wizards and the Dallas Mavericks, the Wizards will be visiting the Mavericks at the American Airlines Center. The Wizards have been struggling lately, losing their sixth consecutive game against the Philadelphia 76ers. On the other hand, the Mavericks have been in good form, winning their last four games, including a convincing victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder. Washington will be missing Isaiah Livers, while Dallas will be without Dereck Lively II and Dante Exum. According to the betting odds, Dallas is the favorite with a -14.5 point spread, which has remained unchanged.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Wizards +700 | Mavericks -1200
  • Spread: Wizards +14.5 (-110) | Mavericks -14.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 248.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Dallas will win straight-up is 92%.

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Washington Wizards

The Washington basketball team has an average score of 114.8 points per game, ranking them 17th in the NBA. Their shooting percentage is 47.5% overall, which is 15th in the league, and 35.0% from three-point range, ranking them 27th. They have a free throw percentage of 76.9%, placing them 22nd. Kyle Kuzma is the team's leading scorer with an average of 21.8 points per game, followed by Jordan Poole with 15.8 points per game. They have four other players averaging double figures in scoring. Tyus Jones leads the team in assists with an average of 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Washington struggles, allowing an average of 123.9 points per game, the highest in the NBA. Opponents have a shooting percentage of 49.7% overall, ranking Washington 27th, and 37.2% from three-point range, ranked 19th. The team averages 9.1 offensive rebounds and 31.4 defensive rebounds per game for a total of 40.5 boards per contest. Deni Avdija leads the team in rebounds with an average of 6.4 per game. Tyus Jones leads in steals with an average of 1.1 per game, and Bilal Coulibaly leads in blocked shots with an average of 0.8 per game.

Dallas Mavericks Analysis

The Dallas Mavericks currently have a power ranking of 21 and are ranked 10th in the NBA for offense, averaging 118.31 points per game. However, their defense is ranked 22nd, allowing an average of 118.08 points per game. The team has an overall record of 30-23 (28-25 ATS).

Offensively, the Mavericks have a field goal percentage of 47.60% (ranked 14th), a free throw percentage of 75.80% (ranked 26th), and a three-point percentage of 37.43% (ranked 10th). They also average 41.50 rebounds per game (ranked 25th), 25.42 offensive assists per game (ranked 22nd), and 11.88 turnovers per game (ranked 5th).

On the defensive end, the Mavericks allow opponents to have a field goal percentage of 48.60% (ranked 21st), a free throw percentage of 75.93% (ranked 4th), and a three-point percentage of 36.90% (ranked 18th). They average 45.62 defensive rebounds per game (ranked 45.62), 27.58 defensive assists per game (ranked 20th), and 13.13 turnovers per game (ranked 15th).

Overall, the Mavericks have a strong offense but a weaker defense. They will be looking to improve their defensive performance in order to compete more effectively in the league.

Dallas Mavericks to Take Advantage of Weak Washington Wizards Defense, Adding Impact Players to Their Roster

The Dallas Mavericks, who currently rank 7th in the NBA with an average of 118.8 points per game, will capitalize on the defensive vulnerabilities of the Washington Wizards. Unfortunately, the Wizards have struggled in this aspect, exhibiting the weakest defense in the league by allowing an average of 123.9 points per game. Washington's decision to trade away their leading rebounder, Daniel Gafford, to Dallas will greatly impact their performance, as they will miss his contribution of 8.0 rebounds per game. Gafford's debut for Dallas against Oklahoma City displayed his immediate impact, scoring 19 points and securing 9 rebounds. Additionally, PJ Washington showcased his talent in his first appearance for Dallas, contributing 14 points and five rebounds. Both players will provide a significant presence on the boards for the Mavericks, proving essential in both offensive and defensive plays. It is worth noting that Washington has struggled to cover the spread in four of their last six games, while Dallas has been successful in covering the spread in four of their last five. With the recovery of their top scorers, Luka Doncic (34.6 ppg) and Kyrie Irving (25.2 ppg), from lingering injuries, the backcourt duo will pose a formidable challenge for the Wizards defense.

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