Dallas Mavericks at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 4.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks have a regular season record of 2-1. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -3.7 as they average 118.3 points per game while giving up 122 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 1-2 this season. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They average 119 points per game and surrender 122.7, good for a point differential of -3.7.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 1-2-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 3-0-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/23/18 PG Devin Harris Hamstring is questionable Wednesday vs Atlanta
10/23/18 F Harrison Barnes Hamstring is OUT Wednesday vs Atlanta
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/23/18 F John Collins Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Dallas
10/23/18 G Justin Anderson Leg is questionable Wednesday vs Dallas
10/03/18 C Dewayne Dedmon Ankle is out indefinitely
Wesley Matthews comes into this contest averaging 18 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Dennis Smith averages 13 points per game in 28.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.7 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kent Bazemore averages 13.3 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 67%. Taurean Waller-Prince averages 21 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 118.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 27.3 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 122 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 53% shooting percentage and a 55% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 6th in the league with 119 points per game this year. They are 9th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -3.7. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 43 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 26. The Hawks are 2nd in turnovers per game with 18.3. The Hawks surrender 122.7 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 25.3 assists allowed per contest and 14th with 45.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per game.
The Mavericks are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 121.8, and their offensive rating of 118.1 is ranked 28th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 12th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 1st in the NBA. Dallas is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 62%, which is 1st in the NBA.
Atlanta is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Hawks are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 113.1, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 20th. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 108.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +4.5
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