Hawks vs. Mavericks - 2/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (38-20) at Atlanta Hawks (44-12)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -6 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, SPSO
The Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks square off Wednesday night at the Philips Arena.
The Dallas Mavericks look to stay hot with wins in six of their last eight games. On the season, the Mavs are averaging 105.9 points on 46.3 percent shooting and are allowing 100.7 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.8 rebounds and Rajon Rondo is dishing 6.3 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a Tuesday win over the Toronto Raptors in which they shot 48.1 percent from the field and produced 13 steals. The Mavs are also getting it done on the defensive end, and they’ve won seven straight games when allowing less than 100 points. Chandler Parsons is expected to miss this game with a knee injury.
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The Atlanta Hawks have split their last eight games and play their fourth home game of the month. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting and are allowing 96.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 16.9 points and 8.1 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.4 points and 7.5 rebounds. Kyle Korver is shooting 50 percent from the field and DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are back to playing elite level defense, as they’re allowing 41 percent shooting from the field and have allowed less than 100 points in six of their last 10 games. The Hawks are 25-4 SU on their home court, which is second in the league. Jeff Teague is questionable for this game with an illness.
The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southeast and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games. The Hawks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 37-15 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The underdog has controlled this series in recent meetings, and getting one of the better offensive teams in the league and free points is where the value is at. Take Dallas on the road.