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Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks - 12/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Hawks (13-9) at Dallas Mavericks (13-9)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Mavericks -2 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds

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The Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks do battle tonight at the American Airlines Center.

The Mavericks have won three of their last four and will be going for a third straight win after taking down the Knicks in a 104-97 win on Monday. Dirk Nowitzki led the team with 25 points, Deron Williams added 20 points while Raymond Felton added 14 as the Mavs poured on 63 points in the first half before cruising to the win, elevating them to a record of 13-9 overall and 8-6 on the road.

Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks - 12/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Meanwhile, the Hawks have won five of their last nine games and are coming off a scratchy 100-87 win over the Lakers. Al Horford led the team with 16 points while Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore added 15 points each as the Hawks pulled away late after nearly squandering a 19-point lead that they built early in the third quarter. It wasn't the most clinical of wins, but they Hawks eventually got the job done to improve to 13-9 on the season and 8-4 at home.

In ATS trends, the Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last six road games and 0-6 ATS in their last six games following a win, while the Mavs are 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall.

Head to head, the Hawks are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last four games in Dallas.

I have the Hawks finishing higher than the Mavs in the standings come playoff time, but I actually like the Mavs to win and cover the spread at home as they've hit a bit of a purple patch in form, while the Hawks are still nowhere near their best.

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Dallas -2

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