The Dallas Mavericks (24-20) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (18-26) on Friday, January 26th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on NBA. Both the Mavericks and Hawks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.
Mavericks vs Hawks
The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Dallas’ most recently played the Suns and lost with a final score of 132-109. The Mavericks were leading the game going into the second half 58-57.
With a 24-20 record, the Mavericks are above .500 as they get ready to face the Hawks. In the Western Conference, the Mavericks are in 8th place and are 2nd in the Southwest division.
Dallas has an ATS record of 23-21 for this season, which includes their current three game losing streak against the spread. The Mavericks have failed to cover the spread in two straight games as the favorite and are 8-11 vs. the spread as the underdog.
The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Most recently, the Hawks lost to the Warriors with a final score of 134-112. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Hawks failed to cover the spread as +6 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 235 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.
Across their last ten games, the Hawks are 4-6 and have an overall record of 18-26. On the road, the Hawks are 10-14 this season while going 8-12 at home.
Atlanta has an ATS record of 11-33 for this season, which includes their current three game losing streak against the spread. During this season, Atlanta has a 5-17 record against the spread as favorites and 6-16 as underdogs.
Mavericks Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Dallas offense is the 8th ranked unit in the NBA, at 118.1 points per contest.
The Mavericks are one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the league, ranking 3rd in three-pointers made per game at 15.2. However, they are just 14th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. Overall, Dallas is 8th in scoring at 118.1 points per game.
When it comes to their offensive style, the Mavericks are 11th in pace at 99.7 possessions per game. In terms of two-point shooting, Dallas is 10th in the league at 55% but are just 26th in two-pointers made per game.
So far this season, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.5% of their games. They are 17th in free throws made per game and are 19th in offensive rebounds.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Atlanta offense is the 6th ranked unit in the NBA, at 119.6 points per contest.
Coming into this game, the Hawks are 6th in the NBA in scoring at 119.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging 120.3 points per game.
So far this season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 5th in the league at 101.2 possessions per game.
One area where the Hawks have excelled is offensive rebounding, where they are 1st in the NBA. In terms of three-point shooting, Atlanta is 7th in made threes per game but just 18th in three-point shooting percentage.
Mavericks Team Defense
At present, the Mavericks’ defense is ranked 20th, allowing 117.8 points per game. The Dallas defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Dallas.
Hawks Team Defense
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Hawks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 122.7 points per game (28th). Opponents are hitting 57.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.7% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The Mavericks And Hawks
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Luka Doncic is set to be the main scorer for the Mavericks, recording 32 points and shooting 11/22 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 33.6 points per game, along with 8.5 rebounds.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Trae Young to be the top scorer for the Hawks. Our projection has him finishing the game with 26, and he is expected to secure 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 42.2%, and his scoring average is 26.9 points per game.
Mavericks vs Hawks Trends
- Across their last five road contests, Dallas has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 2-3, while averaging 114 points per game.
- In their last three games at home, the Hawks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 109 points per game in these contests.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Hawks have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-4.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 6-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.
Mavericks vs Hawks Prediction
The Hawks come in as the underdog at +2, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 243.5, and our model projects the Mavericks and Hawks to reach a combined total of 225 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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