NBA Picks: Mavericks vs. Hawks

Jordan Sharp

Monday, March 18, 2013 2:35 PM GMT

One of our later matchups for the night will feature the Dallas Mavericks on the road in Atlanta to tip off against the Hawks. How do these two match up and who will cover the odds?


NBA Picks: Mavs vs. Hawks

The NBA Odds favor Atlanta by -3 ½, with a total of 200 ½. After their tough loss to the Thunder last night in Dallas, will the Mavs have enough left in the tank to get up for a late season back to back in the deep south?

Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs fought hard last night, but they are still missing Shawn Marion, and that has been just enough to keep this team from going on a run. However, they have won six of their last nine games SU, and Dallas is the best road ATS team in the NBA this season, at 22-13.

The Hawks are pretty overvalued at home this season, and if Dallas can shake off last night they could beat the Hawks here. Atlanta also played last night, as they were in Brooklyn, however they beat the Nets rather easily. So with both teams tired not only from the games yesterday but the hundreds of miles they had to travel as well, the spread is off limits, but the total is ripe.

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The Hawks are 19-13 cashing the over at home this season, while the Mavs are making a slight profit for over bettors on games away from Dallas this season as well. The last two times these two teams have faced, the total has gone over, and while some of the trends regarding these two teams’ back to back total records sway to the under, I think the over is actually the play in this one. The Hawks score nearly 100 points per game at home this season and against a tired Dallas, I think the total number will be definitely be north of 200 points tonight for your NBA picks.

[gameodds]5/221876/43/us[/gameodds]

My Pick: OVER 200 ½ at Pinnacle