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Mavericks vs Hawks Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Are the Mavericks Out of Gas?

The Dallas Mavericks are running low on time to make the playoffs and have a tricky game against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday. Despite a talented roster, Dallas is 1-6 in its previous seven games and is heading toward the golf course instead of the playoffs. The oddsmakers are off the Dallas hype train and list the Mavericks as +3 ½ underdogs on the NBA odds board.

Mavericks on the Outside Looking In

The Mavericks may have one of the best players in the NBA in Luka Doncic, but Dallas is in danger of missing the playoffs without the proper role players. Kyrie Irving is not the answer. As of Sunday, the Mavs were one game behind the Oklahoma City Thunder for the 10th seed in the West and the final spot for the play-in tournament.

Mavericks vs Hawks Prediction, Stream, Odds and Picks April 2
Mavericks vs Hawks Prediction, Stream, Odds and Picks April 2

The Mavericks are on the second night of a back-to-back after losing to Miami on Saturday. They are 9-15 since trading for Irving and 4-9 when he and Doncic play together. The team is one of the worst shooting from the field and relies too much on three-pointers.

Their scoring issues are the main reason the Mavericks are the second-worst team against the spread (ATS) at 29-46-3. With a return on investment (ROI) of -25.15% on NBA spreads, if you bet on them to cover every game this season, you’d be down a whopping 21.55 units. In their previous five games, their ROI is even worse at -61-82. Their ATS record makes the Mavericks a problematic team to trust with a spot on your NBA bet slip.

Hawks Struggling to String Together Wins

While the Mavericks are falling apart, the Hawks are stuck in a loop of winning and then losing a game. They haven’t won back-to-back games since the first week in March and are in danger of falling out of the top 10 teams in the East. Atlanta is tied with the Toronto Raptors for the eighth seed and one game ahead of the Chicago Bulls in the tenth. The Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers could finish strong and threaten to knock the Hawks out of the playoffs entirely.

The Hawks’ offense operates differently from the Mavericks, who rely on the long ball. In contrast, the Hawks rank last in 3-point attempts but first in two-point shots. On defense, Atlanta is awful at defending within the arc but protects the perimeter well. This will negate the Mavericks’ biggest strength and force them to drive and shoot two-pointers. Atlanta is perfectly equipped to beat Dallas in this regard as favorites in the NBA lines.

Mavericks vs Hawks Game Injuries

Mavericks vs Hawks Head-to-Head

The Hawks own a 1-0 season series lead with a 130-122 victory in the lone game between these teams. Atlanta covered as 2.5-point underdogs on the NBA betting lines. The Hawks are 3-1 ATS in their last four matchups with the Mavericks.

Mavericks vs Hawks Game Information

  • Game:  Mavericks (37-41) vs Hawks (38-39)
  • Day/Time: Sunday, April 2, 5 p.m. ET
  • Location: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Hawks vs Mavericks Live Stream: NBA Game Pass

Mavericks vs Hawks Betting Lines

Mavericks vs Hawks Picks and Prediction

There are several reasons not to trust the Mavericks with our NBA picks on Sunday. They are one of the worst ATS teams in the NBA, are stuck in a rut, and rely on a one-dimensional offense. Meanwhile, the Hawks aren’t blowing anyone’s skirt up, but they match up rather perfectly against Dallas and should come through for us.

The Dallas Mavericks are listed at +130 in our Vegas NBA lines. If you wager $100 on the Mavericks, you can win $130. The Atlanta Hawks are -150, offering a chance to win $67 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Mavericks a 43.48% chance to win, with the Hawks at 60%.

Mavericks vs Hawks Edge

Mavericks vs Hawks Results

Mavericks vs Hawks Previous Game (Jan, 18 2023)

It was a long and tough road trip for the Dallas Mavericks, who return home to face the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.

After dropping four of their last five games, pressure is on Luka Doncic and the Mavericks to show their best form at American Airlines Center.

NBA odds have them close in the market, so bettors should expect a tight contest.

Mavericks vs Hawks Game Summary

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