Hawks vs Mavericks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/1/2020
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest - Dallas
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -5.5
American Airlines Center is the site where Kristaps Porzingis and the Dallas Mavericks (29-18, 1st in the Southwest Division) will take on the Atlanta Hawks (13-36, 5th in the Southeast Division) on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Dallas as 5.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.
The Hawks cover 46.9% of the time, having gone 23-26-0 ATS. Dallas is covering the spread 54.5% of the time, going 24-20-3 against the spread.
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
01/30/20 PF Bruno Fernando Calf is questionable Saturday vs Dallas
01/30/20 C Alex Len Hip is questionable Saturday vs Dallas
01/30/20 SG DeAndre' Bembry Hand is questionable Saturday vs Dallas
01/07/20 PF Jabari Parker Shoulder is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/30/20 SG Tim Hardaway Jr. Back is questionable Friday vs Houston
01/30/20 PG Luka Doncic Ankle is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
De'Andre Hunter averages 12.3 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 29.4 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Tim Hardaway averages 14.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 16.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 118.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league. Atlanta averages 109.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 43.0 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 24th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 16.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 110.0 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 45.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game. Dallas is 3rd in the league with 116.1 points per game this year. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 4th in the league in rebounding with 47.3 boards per game and 16th in assists per contest with 24.0. The Mavericks are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Hawks are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 113.4, and their offensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 28th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Atlanta is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Dallas is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 110.8, and their offensive rating of 117 is ranked 18th. They are 24th in the NBA in pace with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. 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.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +5.5
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