Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/18/2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Hawks head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 43-39. They were 2nd in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of -0.8 as they averaged 103.2 points per contest while giving up 104.0 per game. The Mavericks had an overall mark of 33-49 last year. They were 5th in the Southwest Division. They averaged 97.9 points per contest and gave up 100.8, which was a point differential of -2.9.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks were 39-43-0 against the spread last season
The Atlanta Hawks were 32-49-1 against the over/under last year
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks were 43-38-1 against the spread last season
The Dallas Mavericks were 34-48-0 against the over/under last year
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/14/17 G Marco Belinelli Achilles "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
10/14/17 Miles Plumlee Quad OUT 2-3 weeks
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture out indefinitely
Dennis Schroder comes into this contest after averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.1 rebounds per game and dished out 6.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage finished at 86%. Kent Bazemore averaged 11 points per game in 26.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 2.4 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 41% for the year while his free throw percentage was 71%.
Dirk Nowitzki averaged 14.2 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 6.5 rebounds per game and had 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was at 88%. Harrison Barnes averaged 19.2 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averaged 5 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 47% and his free throw percentage was 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averaged 103.2 points per contest last season, which ranked them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -0.85 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 23rd in the league. They averaged 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.6 assists per game, which ranked them 9th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Hawks allowed 104 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 10th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 43.9 rebounds a game which ranked 16th and they gave up 23.4 assists per contest, which put them in 19th place in the league. They forced 15.4 turnovers per game which ranked them 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas was 30th in the league with 97.9 points per game last year. They were 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was -2.93. They shot 36% from 3-point range, which was good for 16th in the NBA. They were 30th in the league in rebounding with 38.6 boards per game, and 27th in assists per contest with 20.8. The Mavericks were 28th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Mavericks surrendered 100.8 points per contest, which ranked them 4th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 5th with 21.3 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks were 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game last season.
The Hawks were 27th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 104.9 was ranked 27th. They were 10th in the NBA in pace with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% was 19th. As a unit they were 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. Atlanta was 3rd in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 21st in the NBA.
Dallas was 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 4th in the NBA. The Mavericks were 25th in the league in defensive rating with 108.8, and their offensive rating of 105.6 was ranked 15th. They were 29th in the NBA in pace with 92.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 18th. As a unit they were 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -5.5
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