The Dallas Mavericks (25-23) take on the Washington Wizards (20-26) as 7.5-point favorites on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET on NBC. The matchup’s point total is set at 224.5.
How to bet Mavericks vs. Wizards
Dallas Mavericks vs. Washington Wizards Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Mavericks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -274 odds to pick up the win, while the Wizards are listed at +222 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224.5 points.
Mavericks vs. Wizards Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBC
- Location: Dallas, Texas
- Arena: American Airlines Center
Mavericks vs. Wizards Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Mavericks are 16-30-2 this year. Dallas has come away with 23 wins in the 35 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Mavericks games this year have gone over the point total 27 times in 46 opportunities (58.7%).
Against the spread, the Wizards are 20-25-1 this season. Washington has gone 11-19 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 36.7% of those games). The Wizards have gone over the point total 50% of the time this season (23 of 46 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||44||14.1||3.3||1.5||0.8||0.2||2.9|
Mavericks vs. Wizards Injury Report
Wizards: Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks
Offensively, Dallas is putting up 112.6 points per game (20th-ranked in league). It is surrendering 112.2 points per contest at the other end (eighth-ranked). Offensively the Mavericks have fared better in home games this year, averaging 113.4 points per game, compared to 111.7 per game in away games. The Mavericks’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, putting up 112.8 points per contest compared to the 112.6 they’ve averaged this year.
Dallas ranks third-best in the NBA by sinking 14.8 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 14th in the league at 36.2%. So far this year, the Mavericks have taken 50.8% two-pointers, accounting for 62.2% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 49.2% from three-point land (37.8% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Washington Wizards
Offensively Washington is the 23rd-ranked team in the league (112.5 points per game). Defensively it is 15th (113.3 points conceded per game). The Wizards are putting up more points at home (113.3 per game) than on the road (111.8). While the Wizards are putting up 112.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark over their past 10 games, producing 115.2 a contest.
Beyond the arc, Washington is 22nd in the league in 3-pointers made per game (11.1). It is 20th in 3-point percentage at 35%. In 2022-23, the Wizards have attempted 36.5% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.5% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26.6% of the Wizards’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 73.4% have been 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Mavericks, and we project that Wizards will cover the spread (Mavericks -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224.5 points.
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