Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 10/21/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+2.5)
State Farm Arena is the location where the Atlanta Hawks (41-31 last season) will try to defeat the Dallas Mavericks (42-30 last year) on Thursday. Atlanta is 2.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 224.5.
The Mavericks played the Clippers and ended up losing by a score of 126-111 in their last contest. Dallas wrapped up the game with a 49.5% field goal percentage (45 out of 91) and knocked down 10 out of their 36 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks knocked down 11 of 17 attempts for a rate of 64.7%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled a total of 47 with 16 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 22 dimes for the game while creating 2 turnovers and having 4 steals. Pertaining to defending, Dallas let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 41 of 82 shooting. Los Angeles recorded 35 assists and had 30 steals in this game. Additionally, Los Angeles grabbed 27 boards (8 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 1 block. Los Angeles finished the game shooting 100.0% from the charity stripe by converting 24 of their 24 tries. They also buried 20 out of their 43 shots from beyond the perimeter.
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Luka Doncic is someone who was a contributor for the game. He recorded 18 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 21 minutes and pulled down 6 rebounds. Doncic ended up going 46.2% from the field and also recorded 6 assists.
Dallas comes into this game after finishing with a win-loss record of 42-30 last year. They lost possession by turning the ball over 12.1 times per contest and as a group committed 19.4 fouls per contest. As a unit, Dallas collected 43.3 boards per game and tallied 1,647 assists over the course of last year, which ranked 26th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Mavericks shot 36.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (994 of 2,744) and 77.8% from the charity stripe. They averaged 112.4 pts per game (17th in the NBA) while hitting 47.0% from the field. On the defensive end, the Mavericks were able to force 12.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.1 fouls. They conceded 36.5% on 3-point attempts and they were 9th in basketball in points per game allowed (110.2). The Mavericks gave up a field goal percentage of 46.0% (2,885 of 6,269) and they relinquished 43.9 boards per game as a team. They were 2nd in the league in allowing assists 1,631 surrendered last year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Hawks took a loss by a final score of 118-107 against the Bucks. The Hawks were able to snag 30 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 43 for this game. They also turned it over 16 times, while getting 11 steals for the matchup. The Bucks had 14 personal fouls for this contest which got the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to make 19 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 82.6%. Pertaining to shots from distance, Atlanta converted 12 of 32 tries (37.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Hawks walked away from this one shooting 38 for 92 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.3%. The Hawks permitted the Bucks to convert 41 of 89 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 46.1% for the matchup. They shot 37.8% from three-point range via 17 of 45 and finished the game at 19 of 21 from the free throw line (90.5%). In regard to rebounding, Atlanta permitted Milwaukee to pull down 34 in total (12 offensive).
Cam Reddish was important for the Hawks for this game. He buried 7 out of 12 for the game for a field goal rate of 58.3%, and earned 3 rebounds. Reddish had 21 points in his 29 mins on the hardwood and earned 3 dimes in this matchup.
Atlanta had a mark of 41-31 last season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hawks connected on 46.8% from the floor, which ranked them 17th in the league. Atlanta tallied 8,186 points last season (113.7 per contest) and they pulled down 45.6 rebounds per contest. They dished out assists 24.1 times per game (19th in basketball) and they coughed up possession 13.2 times per contest. The Hawks committed 19.3 personal fouls every game and they shot 81.2% from the charity stripe. The Hawks were ranked 12th in the NBA in PPG allowed with 111.4. The Atlanta defense gave up 34.9% on 3-pointers (858 of 2,460) and their opponents converted on 80.3% of their free throw attempts. They forced their opponents into 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor (12th in basketball). They allowed 24.4 assists and 42.7 rebounds per contest, which ranked them 11th and 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (+2.5)
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