Dallas Mavericks (2-1) vs Atlanta Hawks (1-2)Date : 10/24/2018
Time : 7:00 PM ET
Location : Phillips Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks will welcome the Mavericks to Phillips Arena, the Hawks were able to pick up their first win of the season against the Cavs while the Mavericks have won two straight after losing to the Suns in their season opener. Game tips off at 7:00 PM ET.
Dallas Mavericks's Latest Performance :
The Mavericks will be looking to win their third straight game against the Hawks on the road. They are coming off a victory against the Bulls. Luka Doncic was impressive for the Mavericks against the Bulls as he scored 19 points and dished out a career-high 6 assists. I expect the numbers against the Hawks will be even better because he is looking more comfortable with each passing minute the Euro league experience is starting to show on the court as he is a very mature player at the age of 19. Wes Matthews chipped in with 20 points, Matthews is very important to this team because he brings his intensity on defense and his ability to catch and shoot three’s when he is open he doesn’t hesitate to let the ball go. DeAndre Jordan was productive from the floor shooting 8-of-11 with 18 points and 16 boards with Luka driving abilities Jordan gets easy buckets inside the paint. Dennis Smith JR will have to find his shooting stroke soon he struggled in his last game scoring only 7 points. He will be looking forward to the challenge to lock down Trey Young in this game.
Atlanta Hawks 's Latest Performance :
The Hawks will be looking forward to this game against Dallas because they traded Luka to the Hawks for their cornerstone point guard Trey Young. Young went off in his last game against the Cavs as he scored 35 points on 13-of-23 shooting on Sunday, making six 3-pointers with 11 assists. He is starting to look comfortable in the Hawks uniform. He became the second rookie with at least 35 points, 10 dimes and six triples in a game (joining Steph Curry). He’s also the first Hawks player to ever record at least 35 points, 11 assists and six triples in a game. He will be looking forward to facing Luka in this one. The Hawks will need more from Jeremy Lin as he is off to rough start this season after he was scoreless in the game against the Cavs. This is a young team that is trying to build for the future, they certainly have found their point guard of the future now what they need to do is surround Young with players that compliment his game well. It will take some time but they are certainly heading in the right direction.
How Dallas Mavericks & Atlanta Hawks Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Mavericks are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up win.
Against The Spread Selection: Dallas Mavericks -2.5
My reason for the pick :
The Dallas Mavericks will win their third straight game against the Hawks on the road. All eyes will be on Luka and Young in this game. Luka will have his way on offense as he will do all he can to get his backcourt partner Dennis Smith JR going as well. Jordan is a walking double-double as he will play well in this game catching passes from Luka when drives to the rim. For the Hawks, they don’t have enough talent to matchup against this Dallas team it will be hard for them to win against Dallas with Trey Young being their only scorer on the team.
Betting trends for Dallas Mavericks:
- Mavericks are 9-21 ATS in their last 30 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Betting trends for Atlanta Hawks :
- Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.