Atlanta Hawks vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 2/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+3.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (11-14) play the Atlanta Hawks (11-12) at American Airlines Center on Wednesday. Dallas opens this contest as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 233.5.
The Atlanta Hawks played the Toronto Raptors and notched a win by a score of 132-121 in their last game. Atlanta finished the game with a 56.8% field goal percentage (42 of 74) and knocked down 19 of their 36 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Hawks knocked down 29 of 33 attempts for a rate of 87.9%. In terms of grabbing boards, they earned 43 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 31 dimes for this contest while getting 2 steals and 10 rejections. Pertaining to defending, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 42.3% from the floor on 41 of 97 shooting. Toronto doled out 24 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. In addition, the Raptors snagged 38 rebounds (14 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 5 blocked shots. Toronto finished the contest at 76.5% from the charity stripe by burying 26 of 34 attempts. They also made 13 of their 38 tries from beyond the arc.
Trae Young is a guy who played a role for this contest. He ended up walking away with 28 points on 6 of 15 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:08 mins and also pulled down 2 boards. Young walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the field and dished out 13 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Hawks was Clint Capela. He had 16 boards and also accounted for 2 dimes. He went 76.9% from the field for this contest by shooting 10-of-13 (23 points). When all was said and done, Capela was on the hardwood for 28:38 minutes.
Atlanta steps onto the court with a record of 11-12 on the season. They currently have an average of 112.6 points per contest (15th in the league) while going 44.8% from the field. The Hawks are shooting 35.9% on shots from beyond the arc (288 of 803) and 82.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Atlanta is pulling down 47.1 boards per game and has totaled 563 assists for the campaign, which has them ranked 20th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.8 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.3 personal fouls per game. When they are on the defensive end, the Hawks have forced 12.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 21.2 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 6th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 537 conceded this season. The Hawks defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (292 of 487) and they surrender 44.5 boards per contest as a squad. They are giving up 32.7% on 3-pointers and they rank 13th in the NBA in points per game allowed (111.1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Dallas Mavericks went home victorious with a score of 127-122 when they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Mavericks corralled 38 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 48 for the matchup. They rejected 7 tries while earning 4 steals in the game. The Timberwolves earned 27 personal fouls in the game which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 30 attempts. They were able to bury 25 of them for a clip of 83.3%. In regard to shots from downtown, Dallas made 12 of their 34 tries (35.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Mavericks ended up shooting 45 for 87 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.7%. The Mavericks allowed the Timberwolves to knock down 42 of their 91 attempts from the floor which had them at 46.2% for the contest. They went 42.9% from distance by shooting 18 out of 42 and finished the game at 20 of 28 from the free throw line (71.4%). When discussing how they rebounded, Dallas allowed Minnesota to get 41 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Kristaps Porziņģis ended up being a major contributor for the Mavericks in the game. He buried 10 of 19 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 52.6%, which gave him 27 points. Porziņģis grabbed 13 rebounds in his 30:47 minutes of playing time and had 4 assists for this contest. An additional guy that played a role for Dallas was Luka Dončić. He totaled 26 points in his 37:06 minutes on the hardwood via 9 of 22 shooting in this matchup. Dončić walked away from this one going 40.9% from the floor in addition to collecting 5 assists and 8 total rebounds.
Dallas has a record of 11-14 this season. Dallas has scored 2,781 points for the year (111.2 per contest) and they collect 43.0 rebounds per game. The Mavericks are committing 20.9 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.5% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Mavericks are shooting 45.8% from the floor, which is ranked 17th in the league. They are dishing out assists 22.9 times per game (25th in basketball) and they turn it over 12.4 times per contest. The Mavericks defensively are ranked 21st in basketball in PPG given up with 113.6. The Dallas defense allows 37.0% on shots from distance (336 of 907) and opponents are making 77.0% of their free throw attempts. They allow 23.8 dimes and 46.3 boards on a nightly basis, ranking them 9th and 23rd in the NBA. They are able to force 14.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the field (18th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (-3.5)
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