Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks 10/23/2019 NBA Odds, Picks and Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks 10/23/2019 – The Dallas Mavericks will begin their road back to relevance on Wednesday as they take on the visiting Washington Wizards at American Airlines Center. Mavs star Luka Doncis will now have a new running-mate in Kristaps Porzingis, who had been playing really well in the preseason. As for the Wizards, online betting sites might have pegged them as the underdogs, but as long as they have Bradley Beal in tow, Washington has the ability to spring a surprise.
Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks 10/23/2019
Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks 10/23/2019 Betting Odds
Washington Wizards Betting
The Wizards will still miss the service of All-Star point guard John Wall, who is still recovering from an Achilles injury. His prolonged absence will force Bradley Beal to further inflate his production just to keep Washington in the playoff race. 2019 Draft first-round pick Rui Hachimura has the potential to become the X-Factor for the Wiz this season. If he’s able to average at least 15 points per game in his rookie year, then Washington could turn into a surprise playoff team in the East.
Players to Watch: Bradley Beal (25.6 PPG, 5.0 RPG, and 5.5 APG*) Isaiah Thomas (8.1 PPG, 1.1 RPG, and 1.9 APG*), and Rui Hachimura (10.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG, and 1.3 APG**)
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The Mavericks will be parading there 1-2 punch combination of Doncic and Porzingis for the first time on Wednesday. It would be interesting to see how these two will play together in a regular-season game because they have been so good in the preseason. Tim Hardaway Jr. must transform into a reliable third scoring option in order for the Mavs to become a legit threat in the West.
Players to Watch: Luka Doncic (21.2 PPG, 7.8 RPG, and 6.0 APG*), Kristaps Porzingis (22.7 PPG, 6.6 RPG and 1.2 APG**), and Tim Hardaway Jr. (15.5 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 1.9 APG*)
Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks 10/23/2019 Betting Numbers
Washington is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Dallas is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
Ian Mahinmi C Achilles is out indefinitely
John Wall PG Achilles is out indefinitely
Isaiah Thomas PG Thumb is doubtful Wednesday vs Dallas
Seth Curry PG Knee is “?” Wednesday vs Washington
Dwight Powell PF Hamstring is out indefinitely
Dorian Finney-Smith SF Hip is “?” Wednesday vs Washington
Washington Wizards vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Picks
The Wizards sport a 3-2 record in pre-season, scoring a 112-93 win over the much-favored Philadelphia 76ers in the final exhibition game. The Mavs lost their first three exhibition games before finishing the preseason with back-to-back wins over the Thunder 107-70 and the Clippers 102-87.
Moneyline: According to ESPN basketball power index, the Mavericks will enter the game as the heavy favorite at 76.4 percent winning percentage. Top sports betting sites pick Dallas largely because of Doncic and Porzingis, who are expected to debut with big numbers in the opener.
ATS: Washington has a solid 6-4 ATS record in the last 10 head-to-head meetings with Dallas. However, this year’s Mavs team simply has more offensive firepower to blow out the Wizards by double digits.
TOTALs: Washington averaged 114.02 points per game last season while Philadelphia scored 108.8 per contest. Both teams will exceed the 100- point mark and easily go over the 222 total in a high-scoring affair.
Score Prediction: Mavs 130, Wizards 115.