Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 9-23. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.9 as they are averaging 99.7 points per contest while giving up 102.6 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 7-24. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per contest and giving up 108.4, which is a point differential of -5.3.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 15-16-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-19-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-14-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 17-14-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/21/17 PG Dennis Schroder Ankle is "?" Friday vs Oklahoma City
12/11/17 F Mike Muscala Ankle is out indefinitely
11/29/17 C Dewayne Dedmon Tibia is out indefinitely
Wesley Matthews comes into this game averaging 12 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.5 points per contest in 34.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 7.1 rebounds per contest for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Dennis Schroder has scored 19.4 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 3 rebounds per contest and has 6.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 13 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 99.7 points per contest this year, which is 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.88 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 41.4 boards per contest and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 13.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 102.6 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 22.1 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 19th in the NBA with 103.1 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.32. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 8th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 39.8 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 23.7. The Hawks are 10th in turnovers per contest with 15.6. The Hawks give up 108.4 points per game, which ranks them 24th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 44 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 21st. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Dallas is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league.
Atlanta is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Hawks are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 2nd. They are 12th in the NBA in pace with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 13th. As a unit they are 14th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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