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Atlanta Hawks vs. Dallas Mavericks

January 26, 2024


The Dallas Mavericks will travel to Atlanta, Georgia to face the Atlanta Hawks at the State Farm Arena with the game scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET on Friday evening and will air on Bally Sports Southwest and NBA TV.

The Mavericks are in 8th place in the Western Conference with a record of 24-20 while having lost four of their last five games and are on a three-game losing streak following Wednesday’s 109-132 loss at home against the Phoenix Suns. 

Dallas has been one of the higher-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging the 8th most points per game in the NBA with an average of 118.07 points per game with Luka Doncic playing a pivotal role in the success the Mavericks have had offensively this season as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, assists, and steals with an average of 33.6 points, 8.5 rebounds, 9.3 assists, and 1.41 steals per game. 

However, because Dallas plays at a faster tempo than the majority of teams in the league it leads them to allow a lot of points as they are allowing the 10th most points per game with an average of 117.75 points per game. The Dallas Mavericks will look to end their three-game losing streak when they travel to face the Atlanta Hawks.

The Atlanta Hawks enter this game with a record of 18-26 which puts them in 10th place in the Eastern Conference and are on a three-game losing streak following Wednesday’s 112-134 loss on the road against the Golden State Warriors. 

Atlanta has been one of the higher-scoring teams in the NBA as they enter this game averaging the 6th most points per game with an average of 119.57 points per game, however, they are one of the worst teams defensively as they are allowing the 3rd most points per game with an average of 122.7 points per game. Trae Young has been one of the better point guards in the NBA and leads the team in scoring, assists, and steals with an average of 26.9 points, 10.8 assists, and 1.38 steals per game. The Atlanta Hawks will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Dallas Mavericks on Friday evening.

BookMaker has the Dallas Mavericks listed as 1.5-point favorites on the road against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday evening. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten while Atlanta has won two of the last three meetings. The Hawks have covered in six of the last ten while the Mavericks have covered in two of the last three games in the series. The Dallas Mavericks are 23-21 ATS overall, 12-8 ATS on the road, and 15-10 ATS as a favorite this season while the Atlanta Hawks are 11-33 ATS overall, 4-16 ATS at home, and 6-16 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Dallas enters this game with a better record, however, Atlanta has been the better team most recently in the series, winning two of the previous three contests. However, the Mavericks have been the better team at covering the spread most recently in the series covering in two of the last three matchups while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 23-21 ATS overall and 12-8 ATS on the road while the Hawks are 11-33 ATS overall and 4-16 ATS at home. Buy the .5 point and lay the point with the Dallas Mavericks when they travel to face the Atlanta Hawks on Friday evening.

Spooky Express Pick: Dallas Mavericks -1