The Dallas Mavericks need every win down the stretch, so they face an important game against the Washington Wizards in the nation’s capital on April 1. It will be the first meeting between the two since their deadline day trade, but will Spencer Dinwiddie or Kristaps Porzingis get the last laugh against their former team on Friday night?
The Wizards have won three of their last four games, but have been eliminated from playoff contention. Over his last ten games, KP is averaging over 22 points, eight rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. He is putting on a show and helping the Wizards win down the stretch.
Luka Doncic and the Mavericks will be in for a tough test on Friday night. Fans won’t want to miss the contest, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more.
Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards: How to watch
Start time: 6:00 p.m. CT or 7:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest Dallas (Mavericks local market), NBC Sports Washington (Wizards local market)
Watch online: NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards: Injury report
The Mavs ruled out Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot), Sterling Brown (health and safety), Trey Burke (not with team), and Theo Pinson (finger) for Friday's game. Frank Ntilikina is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.
The Wizards will be without Bradley Beal (wrist), Kyle Kuzma (knee), Vernon Carey Jr. (calf), Cassius Winston (G League), Isaiah Todd (G League), and Jordan Schakel (G League).
Fans should check social media just before tipoff for updates on Ntilikina’s status and to find out any late-breaking information.
Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs are 8.5-point favorites entering Friday night’s game as they sit at minus-380 on the moneyline. The over/under for the contest is set at 220.5.
WynnBet will have all the props fans are searching for too, so be sure to take a look just before tipoff.
Dallas Mavericks at Washington Wizards predictions
Luka Doncic has scored over 30 points in three straight and 20 of his last 31 games. The 23-year-old has been terrorizing defenses as the Mavericks have gone 21-10 during that stretch. Washington has allowed over 110 points in five of their last seven contests, so expect another monster 35-point performance from Doncic as he leads Dallas to victory.
Spencer Dinwiddie is going to amped up to face the Wizards, especially after the way things ended for him in Washington. Expect the 6’5 guard to drop 25 on Friday night as the Mavericks cover the spread and the game goes over 220.
Kristaps Porzingis will score 25 of his own, but it will not be enough for Washington on their home floor.
The Dallas Mavericks are looking to hold onto third in the Western Conference, and they need a win on April 1 to do that. It should be a fun and exciting contest that fans won’t want to miss, so please tune in and enjoy.