Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 2/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+1.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (8-13) travel to State Farm Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Atlanta Hawks (10-10). Atlanta opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 222.5.
The Dallas Mavericks faced the Phoenix Suns and took a loss by a score of 109-108 in their last game. Dallas finished with a 43.0% field goal percentage (37 out of 86) and made 10 out of their 32 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Mavericks buried 24 of their 25 attempts for a rate of 96.0%. With respect to getting rebounds, they compiled 42 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 16 assists in this contest as well as earning 9 steals and 7 blocked shots. In relation to defense, Dallas allowed the other team to go 46.7% from the field on 43 out of 92 shooting. Phoenix distributed 19 dimes and had 7 steals in this contest. On top of that, the Suns had 45 boards (11 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Phoenix finished 83.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 12 attempts. They also converted 13 out of their 35 tries from beyond the arc.
Luka Dončić is someone who had an impact for this game. He ended up finishing with 25 points on 7 of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 38:18 mins played and pulled down 5 boards. Dončić went 36.8% from the floor and also totaled 8 dimes. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Mavericks was Josh Richardson. He snagged 5 rebounds and also had 4 assists. He ended up going 56.3% from the field for this game via 9-of-16 (24 points). When all was said and done, Richardson was on the court for 36:40 minutes.
Dallas comes into this one with a record of 8-13 so far this season. The Mavericks are shooting 32.8% from downtown (246 of 751) and 75.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 108.7 points per contest (23rd in basketball) while connecting on 45.7% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 12.4 times per game and as a unit they are committing 20.9 fouls every game. As a unit, Dallas is grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game and has racked up 462 dimes this year, which ranks 23rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. When they are on defense, the Mavericks are forcing 14.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.7 fouls. They are 10th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 472 surrendered so far this year. The Mavericks are giving up a field goal percentage of 45.8% (299 of 455) and they relinquish 46.9 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 35.5% on shots from beyond the arc while they are 14th in basketball in points per game allowed (110.7).
In their last game, the Atlanta Hawks went home defeated by a final of 107-99 when they faced the Los Angeles Lakers. The Hawks were able to pull down 30 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for this contest. They also rejected 3 attempts while recording 8 steals in this contest. The Lakers were called for 20 fouls for the matchup which took the Hawks to the free throw line for 17 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of those for a percentage of 82.4%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Atlanta converted 11 of their 29 tries (37.9%). In all, the Hawks walked away from this one shooting 37 for 78 from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.4%. The Hawks allowed the Lakers to convert 40 out of their 77 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.9% for the contest. They went 30.4% from behind the 3-point line by going 7 out of 23 and finished the contest at 20 out of 24 from the free throw line (83.3%). With respect to how they rebounded, Atlanta allowed Los Angeles to collect 31 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Trae Young ended up being important for the Hawks in the matchup. He converted 7 out of 15 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 46.7%, which got him 25 points. Young grabbed 4 boards in his 38:31 mins of time on the hardwood and totaled 16 assists in this matchup. Another guy that was pivotal for Atlanta was John Collins. He ended up finishing with 22 points in his 35:02 mins on the hardwood via 10 of 17 from the floor for this contest. Collins wrapped this one up going 58.8% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 7 boards.
Atlanta has a mark of 10-10 on the year. Atlanta has totaled 2,250 pts for the campaign (112.5 per game) and they pull in 47.3 boards per game. The Hawks are responsible for committing 20.3 personal fouls every game while shooting 81.5% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hawks are connecting on 44.7% from the floor, which is 24th in basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.1 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.8 times per game. The Hawks defensively are ranked 11th in the NBA in PPG given up with 110.0. The Atlanta defense gives up 32.1% on 3-point shots (218 of 680) and their opposition makes 81.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 23.4 assists and 44.4 rebounds per game, which ranks them 9th and 14th in basketball. They have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 44.6% from the floor (4th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas (+1.5)
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