Washington Wizards vs. Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are 9-point home favorites tonight when they meet the Washington Wizards.  The over/under total for the game is set for 194.  The Washington Wizards will be hoping to get their first road win of the year against the Dallas Mavericks who have currently won four-straight games.

Washington lost their 23rd straight road game Saturday to the Memphis Grizzlies 107-93 as a nine-point underdog.  The Wizards road record against the spread fell to 6-17.  The twenty-three straight road losses are the third-worst road start in NBA history.   The combined 200 points against the Grizzlies went er the total of 197.  The er is 14-9 in Washingtons 23 road games.  Offensively, the Wizards are 22nd in the league in points with 97.2 points per game.  They are 24th in both field goal percentage, shooting 44.3 percent from the field; and in three-point percentage, where they shoot 33.8 percent.

Dallas won its fourth straight game on Saturday when they beat the Atlanta Hawks at home 102-91 as a five-point home favorite.  Dallas is 18-8 at home this year and 12-14 against the spread.  The Mavericks are averaging 98.2 points per game at home while allowing their opponents only 94.5 points per game.  The combined 193 points on Saturday went er the total of 190.  The er is 15-1 in Dallass first 26 home games.  The Mavericks rank sixth in the NBA in shooting percentage, shooting 45.6 percent, but they only rank 23rd in points per game scoring 97.1 a game.  The Mavericks are a strong defensive team, ranking 6th in league only giving up 94.5 points per game.

Dallas and Washington played once earlier in the season in Washington.  Dallas won the tight game 94-93, failing to cover as a 4-point road favorite. The combined 187 points went der the total of 197.  The der is 4-1 in the last five games between these two teams.  The Wizards have covered the spread in five of the last seven games played against the Mavericks.

This game on paper should not be close.  The Mavericks are playing great basketball since Dirk Nowitzki has returned from injury.  Im going to lay the 10-points and take the Mavericks.  Im also taking the under, Dallass defense should really limit Washington from scoring.  Four of the last five games played by these teams the game went under. der 194 is the play as well


Dallas Mavericks -9 Washington Wizards

Under 194

January 31, 2011 by : Posted in NBA, Sportsbook No Comments

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