For the first time this NBA season, the Mavericks will take on the Wizards in Washington at Capital One Arena with tipoff set for 7:00 PM ET. The Mavs will be looking to bounce back from a rough loss to the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night, while the Wizards have lost five of their last seven contests. Both teams are dealing with significant players on the shelf, with Washington having to play without Bradley Beal due to health and safety protocols and Christian Wood out for Dallas with a knee injury. It should be a fun one, so let’s get to the picks.
Mavericks vs. Wizards Betting Odds
*Lines accurate at time of publication
Mavericks vs. Wizards Best Bets
Mavericks -3.5 (DraftKings -110)
While taking the home underdog here may be tempting, the matchup just isn’t the best for Washington. G Luka Doncic leads the NBA in points per game with 34.8 and is coming off his worst game of the season. The Wizards are short-handed and are third-worst in the NBA against three-pointers (38.2%) while Dallas is effective in that area. This series has resulted in the Mavericks 7-3 ATS over the last 10 games between these two teams in Washington.
Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -115)
Mavericks vs. Wizards Game Total Over 209 (DraftKings -110)
Despite the Wizards boasting the second-lowest average points per game (107), this game should go over. Dallas averages 110.4 points per contest and will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss from just one night ago. Luka Doncic will also looking to redeem a poor performance and could have a fantastic night on Thursday. These two teams have hit the over in six of their last eight meetings in Washington.
Risk: 1.1 units on DraftKings to win 1 unit. (Playable to -120)