Atlanta Hawks (11-12) at Dallas Mavericks (11-14)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 26.7 points and four rebounds while John Collins is averaging 17.8 points and 7.8 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14.6 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 27.8 points and 9.3 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20 points and 8.6 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Hawks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog. The Mavericks are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 home games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 14-5 in Hawks last 19 overall. The over is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 overall. The Hawks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Dallas and 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
Both of these teams have been disappointing up to this point and it's been hard to back either side with confidence. However, the Dallas Mavericks have shown signs of turning the corner and they just beat the Hawks last week while dropping 122 points on their head. The Mavs have a lot of bizarre losses and are just 2-9 against the spread at home, but they are playing better basketball lately and I'm not confident in the Hawks turning the corner on the road. I'll lay the bucket.