Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/12/2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, October 12, 2017.
The Mavericks come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 33-49. They were 5th in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of -2.9 as they averaged 97.9 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. The Hawks had an overall record of 43-39 last season. They were 2nd in the Southeast Division. They averaged 103.2 points per game and surrendered 104.0, good for a point differential of -0.8.
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Valuable 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
Important 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
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/10/2017 Seth Curry G Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Oct 20
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/9/2017 Marco Belinelli G Rest Game Time Decision
10/9/2017 Miles Plumlee C Quadriceps Game Time Decision
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this contest after averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 26.4 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 6.5 rebounds per game and dished out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage finished at 88%. Harrison Barnes averaged 19.2 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.5 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 47% for the year while his free throw percentage was 86%.
Dennis Schroder averaged 17.9 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.1 rebounds per game and had 6.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was at 86%. Kent Bazemore averaged 11 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 26.9 minutes per contest. He also averaged 3.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 41% and his free throw percentage was 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averaged 97.9 points per contest last season, which ranked them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -2.93 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team, which had them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 16th in the league. They averaged 38.6 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per game, which ranked them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 28th with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allowed 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 4th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 44.5 rebounds a game which ranked 25th and they gave up 21.3 assists per contest, which put them in 5th place in the league. They forced 14.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta was 21st in the league with 103.2 points per game last year. They were 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -0.85. They shot 34% from 3-point range, which was good for 23rd in the NBA. They were 9th in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 23.6. The Hawks were 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.8. The Hawks surrendered 104 points per contest, which ranked them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 19th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks were 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game last season.
Dallas was 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 4th in the league. The Mavericks were 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 108.8 was ranked 15th. In terms of pace they were 29th in the league with 92.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 18th. As a team they were 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
The Hawks were 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 105.7 was ranked 27th last season. In terms of pace they were 10th in the league with 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% was 19th. As a team they were 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. 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 the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 51%, which was 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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