The Dallas Mavericks (24-21) are two-point favorites against the Atlanta Hawks (22-22) on January 18, 2023 at American Airlines Center. The contest features one of the NBA’s top shooting teams and one of the best at defending the three. The Mavericks rank third in the league in triples made per game (14.7) while the Hawks are first in threes conceded (11.2). The point total is 233 points for the contest.
How to bet Mavericks vs. Hawks
Dallas Mavericks vs. Atlanta Hawks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with sportsbooks listing the Mavericks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -132 odds to pick up the win, while the Hawks are listed at +112 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 233 points.
Mavericks vs. Hawks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, January 18, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Dallas, Texas
- Arena: American Airlines Center
Mavericks vs. Hawks Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Mavericks are 15-28-2 this season. Dallas has been chosen as the favorite in 33 games this year and has walked away with the win 23 times (69.7%) in those games. Mavericks games this year have hit the over on 26 of 44 set point totals.
The Hawks are 18-25-1 against the spread this season. Atlanta has won eight of the 20 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (40%). Hawks games this season have hit the over 24 times in 44 opportunities (54.5%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Mavericks: McKinley Wright: Out (Foot), Josh Green: Questionable (Elbow), Dorian Finney-Smith: Probable (Adductor), Luka Dončić: Out (Ankle), Christian Wood: Probable (Ankle), Tim Hardaway: Out (Ankle), Maxi Kleber: Out (Hamstring)
Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic: Probable (Quadricep), Clint Capela: Probable (Calf), Trae Young: Probable (Shoulder)
What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks
With 112.7 points per game on offense, Dallas ranks 18th in the NBA. On defense, it cedes 112.3 points per contest, which ranks 11th in the league. The Mavericks average 113.7 points per game in home games, compared to 111.7 points per game on the road, a difference of two points per contest. The Mavericks have been racking up 115.9 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s a little higher than the 112.7 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Dallas sports a 35.9% three-point percentage this year (15th-ranked in NBA), but it has really provided a lift by draining 14.7 three-pointers per contest (third-best). When it comes to shot breakdown, the Mavericks have taken 50.7% two-pointers (accounting for 62.4% of the team’s buckets) and 49.3% from beyond the arc (37.6%).
What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks
Offensively Atlanta is the 11th-ranked squad in the NBA (115.1 points per game). Defensively it is 20th (115.8 points conceded per game). At home, the Hawks average 114.7 points per game. Away, they average 115.4. While the Hawks are posting 115.1 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their previous 10 games, producing 116.8 a contest.
Beyond the arc, Atlanta is second-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.5). It is ranked 24th in 3-point percentage at 34%. The Hawks attempt 66.6% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 33.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 75.8% of the Hawks’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 24.2% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Mavericks, and we expect that Mavericks will cover the spread (Mavericks -2). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 233 points.
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