Mavs vs. Hawks Betting Preview

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Dan Shapiro
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The Dallas Mavericks open as a -1.5 favorite in Atlanta versus the Hawks and this line has not fluctuated much.


Opening Line Trend

This one is pretty much on the money as we get Dallas -0.80 or rounded up to -1.

Recent Head to Head

Head-to-head, Atlanta has played well against Dallas of late.  They won three of the last four and one of the last five games was a loss by a single point.

The Hawks have won the last two home games in this series and four of the last five home games.  In the one home loss, the Mavericks were a -2 point favorite.  Atlanta was a -2 to -3.5 favorite in their last three home victories.

Back to Back

Though neither team is in a back-to-back situation here, the Mavs fly back tomorrow night to host the Sacramento Kings.  Note that they made a similar trip home to face the Kings back on November 19 after playing in Milwaukee the night before.  Dallas lost both of those.  They've had wins in other situations with a game on the road followed by a game at home the next evening, including a win at home against the Lakers after winning at Memphis.

Recent Performance

Atlanta is the worst team Against The Spread this season. Dallas sits around the .500 mark.

Both teams come into this one looking to avoid four consecutive losses.

The Falcons have given up an average of 124 points in their last three games (OUCH!).

Still, this is not a game we find especially appealing.

Top Cappers

Dallas Mavericks

Injuries and Other Notes

Kyrie Irving is questionable for the Mavericks and Maxi Kleber is probable for the Hawks.

- Dan Shapiro,

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