Free NBA Pick: Mavericks vs Hawks NBA Odds
Looking for Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Mavs taking on the Hawks on Wednesday, March 01, 2017 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(24-35) Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks (33-26)
Date: Wednesday March 01
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Phillips Arena – Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Atlanta -5.5
NBA Betting Total: 194
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The Dallas Mavericks travel East Wednesday night to take on the Atlanta Hawks.
Dallas enters this contest on the outside of the Western Conference picture looking in, but within striking distance of the eighth seed. It sits in 11th currently, but it’s just two games out of eighth.
Atlanta, on the other hand, sits comfortably in the fifth seed out East. It is 2.5 games ahead of the No. 6 Indiana Pacers and two games ahead of the No. 4 Washington Wizards.
*All statistics, standings, rankings, records and trends are current as of this writing at 5:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 28.
The Dallas Mavericks are officially building for the future.
At the trade deadline, this team sent out Andrew Bogut’s aging body and expiring contract to the Philadelphia 76ers for young center Nerlens Noel. It also waived veteran point guard Deron Williams with both Seth Curry and Yogi Ferrell taking command of the backcourt.
Noel will have quite the test on his hands in this one against Dwight Howard.
The Atlanta big man isn’t what he once was, but he’s still a player who can defend the rim (less important in this matchup considering Noel isn’t yet an offensive option) and collect rebounds/put-backs on the other end (more important in this matchup considering Noel is advertised as a defensive stalwart.
Look for how well Noel can contain Howard as an indicator of how well the Mavs are playing.
The guard matchup is also going to be important considering Dennis Schroeder can slice and dice good defenses — Dallas’ defense is about as bad as it comes and the backcourt is part of the reason why.
The Hawks don’t have to worry about Noel’s offense, with the only exception being pick-and-roll lobs to the rim — something the youngster hasn’t fully developed despite his excellent athleticism.
That’s going to clear up Dwight Howard to take it easy on the less glamorous side of the court and focus more on putting the ball in the basket.
He could very well end up with a double-double in this one resembling the Howard of old — not the old Howard.
On the season, the Hawks are averaging 103.4 points per game. That number is only good enough for 20th in the league, but we should see more out of them in this one against a struggling defensive Mavericks squad.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
- Hawks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
- Mavericks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Mavericks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
The Hawks are the better team out of the two in this contest, but the Mavs are actually the better team ATS.
On the season, the Hawks are just 29-30 ATS while Dallas is 32-27.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Dallas ATS
Atlanta should walk away with a win in this one, but they’ll give up enough points to the Mavs to keep things close.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta Hawks 108 – Dallas Mavericks 105
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