The Washington Wizards (20-26) visit the Dallas Mavericks (25-23) in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday. Tip-off is scheduled at American Airlines Center. The Dallas Mavericks hold the fifth seed in the Western Conference with 25 wins in 48 games; 20 victories have helped push the Washington Wizards into 12th place among Eastern Conference teams. It’s crunch time for the Dallas Mavericks and the Washington Wizards in this second half of the year. For each of them, a victory here could prove to be a game-changer in their respective campaigns.
Dallas Mavericks VS Washington Wizards Betting expert picks
Dallas Mavericks VS Washington Wizards Moneyline
Bet Dallas Mavericks to win (1.36) for the outright win on the moneyline.
Despite dropping four of their last five games, the Dallas Mavericks enter Tuesday’s matchup as the clear Moneyline favorite. With odds of -280, they have a 74% chance of victory. They are 5-1 SU in recent home games against the Washington Wizards and 14-6 SU in the last 20 matchups. On the other hand, a Washington Wizards win is priced at +230, with the visitors 8-16 on the road and 20-26 overall for this season.
Dallas Mavericks VS Washington Wizards Spread
Take the Washington Wizards +7.0 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Dallas Mavericks are 7-point favorites over the Washington Wizards in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. A winning margin as high as 13.8 points has settled the last five matches between the Dallas Mavericks and Washington Wizards.
Going against the spread with the Dallas Mavericks hasn’t been a smart move of late, with the home team failing to cover in four of the previous five games. In their previous ten games, the Dallas Mavericks went 3-7 ATS overall and 5-5 ATS in the last ten games at home.
The Washington Wizards, on the other hand, are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against the Dallas Mavericks and 4-1 ATS against Southwest Division opponents lately. For covering the spread, the Washington Wizards have managed to string together a fine record. They have covered the spread in their last two matchups, going 6-4 ATS in their ten most recent road trips.
Dallas Mavericks VS Washington Wizards Total
Total over 225.5 (1.91) is our pick for Dallas Mavericks -Washington Wizards
There was an average of 224.2 points scored in the previous ten clashes between the Dallas Mavericks and the Washington Wizards. The total has gone over in five of the last six matchups in this series.
The total has averaged 232.5 points in the Dallas Mavericks’ ten most recent games, as well as 226.0 points in their last five at home. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the Dallas Mavericks, the total went over two times. They are 5-5 in the over/under market from their previous ten matches.
As for the Washington Wizards, the average total has been 228.8 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 225.2 points in the last five on the road. Against the total, the Washington Wizards have gone over in two of the last five road matches and are 5-4-1 in the last ten overall.
Dallas Mavericks VS Washington Wizards Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Washington Wizards (+230) | Dallas Mavericks (-280)
- Against the spread (ATS): Washington Wizards +7.0 (-110) | Dallas Mavericks -7.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 225.5 (-110) | (-110)
Dallas Mavericks Form
A 112-98 loss to the LA Clippers last time out extended the Dallas Mavericks’ miserable run of form in the league, leaving the hosts with four defeats in five games.
The Dallas Mavericks are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Tuesday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 112.6 points per game. On the other side, the home defense has been middle-of-the-pack, allowing 121.6 points on average in the last five contests and 112.2 points across the season.
After a disappointing loss in the Conference Finals last year, the Dallas Mavericks look set for another playoff run. They find themselves as the fifth seed in the Western Conference. The hosts have enjoyed a 25-23 season and rank third in the Southwest Division after 48 games.
The Dallas Mavericks have two players struggling with injuries in Christian Wood and Maximilian Kleber.
Washington Wizards Form
The Washington Wizards went 20-26 for the season last time out by defeating the Orlando Magic 138-118. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 5-5 and are also 3-2 in their last five on the road.
The Washington Wizards’ offensive record is among the worst in the NBA this season. The team averages 112.5 points, ranking 29th overall. Defensively, the away team has restricted opponents to 111.8 points on average in the last five matches. This is an improvement on the 113.3 points allowed per game for the season.
Last year, the Washington Wizards failed to qualify for the playoffs after a 35-47 regular season. They ended up 12th in the Eastern Conference and fourth in the Southeast Division. Their chances of reaching postseason play this season don’t look good either, with the away side 20-26 so far.
Kristaps Porzingis is the only reported injury concern for the Washington Wizards.
Dallas Mavericks VS Washington Wizards H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 113-105 win for the Washington Wizards at the Capital One Arena in November 2022. Playing the Dallas Mavericks on the road has often proved to be an experience to forget for the Washington Wizards, especially in their last five visits, which saw them fall to defeat four times.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Dallas Mavericks managed 112 points on average per game, while the Washington Wizards put 112.2 points on board.