Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions, Free NBA Picks 2/22/2020
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -6
State Farm Arena is the venue where John Collins and the Atlanta Hawks (16-41, 5th in the Southeast Division) will play the Dallas Mavericks (33-22, 2nd in the Southwest Division) on Saturday. The spread on this matchup has Dallas as 6 point favorites. The O/U opens at 238.
The Mavericks are covering the spread 55.8% of the time, having gone 29-23-3 ATS. Atlanta is covering 46.4% of the time, going 26-30-1 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/19/20 C Clint Capela Heel is out indefinitely
01/05/20 PF Skal Labissiere Knee is out indefinitely
Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.4 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 9.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Tim Hardaway comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 27.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Trae Young averages 30.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 9.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%. John Collins averages 20.4 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.0 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Dallas averages 116.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 47.0 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 119.0 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest, and 28th with 47.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Atlanta is 18th in the league with 110.5 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game and 20th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per game with 16.5.
The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 111.6, and their offensive rating of 117.6 is ranked 19th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA. Dallas is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Atlanta is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league. The Hawks are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106, and their defensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -6
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