Atlanta Hawks at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 12/12/2018
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Atlanta Hawks head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 10 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 6-20. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -10.3 as they average 107.9 points per game while giving up 118.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 14-11 this season. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They average 110.1 points per game and surrender 108.0, good for a point differential of 2.1.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 10-16-0 against the spread this season
The Atlanta Hawks are 15-11-0 against the over/under this year
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 16-8-0 against the spread this season
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-11-0 against the over/under this year
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/08/18 SF Alex Poythress Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Dallas
12/08/18 PG Jeremy Lin Back is questionable Wednesday vs Dallas
12/08/18 F Omari Spellman Hip is questionable Wednesday vs Dallas
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/10/18 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Wrist is questionable Wednesday vs Atlanta
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Trae Young averages 15.4 points per contest in 29.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.2 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% for the season while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kent Bazemore comes into this game averaging 12.6 points per contest while playing 26.4 minutes per night. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Harrison Barnes averages 17.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Luka Doncic scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 118.2 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 30th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.7 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 27.7 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Atlanta averages 107.9 points per contest, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -10.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 24.8 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 1st with 17.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks give up 108.0 points per game, which ranks them 9th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 42.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest. Dallas is 15th in the NBA with 110.1 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 23.0. The Mavericks are 3rd in turnovers per contest with 15.7.
The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.3, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 105.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league.
Dallas is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Mavericks are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 99.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas -10 and under 224.5 total points
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