Dallas Returns Home
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.
Let’s check the latest NBA odds, stats, injury report and NBA lines for Hawks vs Mavericks. We’ve plenty of NBA betting odds for you to consider.
Hawks Finding Momentum
The Hawks have won their last three games against the Pacers, Raptors, and Heat, so they’re finding form at the right time of the year.
They have made their way back to .500, which wasn’t looking likely. However, they are fully fit and eyeing a win over the Mavericks, who are down on confidence.
Their 121-113 Monday win over the Miami Heat was a tough effort, with Dejounte Murray scoring 28 points on 11/17 shooting.
“We’ve won three games against three good teams,” Murray said. “We just have to be consistent. That’s the main thing for the rest of the year.”
However, the Hawks are just 18-26 against the spread (ATS), so bettors haven’t cashed in, but their recent record against the Mavericks is good. They are 13-4 ATS in their last 17 meetings, so there is every chance of the Hawks taking flight and covering the sportsbook spread.
Mavericks Hitting Wall
Just when it looked like the Mavericks had figured it out, they lose four of their last five games, including a 140-123 loss to the Trail Blazers on Sunday.
However, they have played their last five games on the road and are a much better team at home (16-6), which should give bettors confidence that they can turn it around.
Our biggest concern is their ATS record of 15-28-2. There isn’t much to get excited about, as they have been one of the worst bets in the NBA.
However, when facing a -3½ line, they are 2-1 ATS, so bettors can take positives from that statistic.
Doncic was rested in the recent loss to Portland, but coach Jason Kidd believed it came down to defense.
“It comes down to our defense. We’ve got give a better effort unless we’re just going to be an offensive team where we’re just going to try and score 140 every night,” Kidd said.
NBA betting markets are giving the Mavericks some respect, but money could come for the Hawks, who are healthy and riding a winning streak.
Hawks vs Mavericks Game Injuries
Hawks vs Mavericks Head-to-Head
The Mavericks won and covered the most recent game 103-94. However, the Hawks are 7-3 ATS from their last 10 meetings.
Dallas hasn’t lost outright to the Hawks at home since 2017, so that’s something bettors should keep in mind, especially at the -165 moneyline price.
Hawks vs Mavericks Game Information
- Game: Hawks (22-22) vs Mavericks (24-21)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
- Hawks vs Mavericks Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Hawks vs Mavericks Betting Lines
Hawks vs Mavericks Picks & Prediction
The Hawks are playing better basketball at the moment, and although Dallas plays better at home, there is some trepidation in betting markets that we can’t overlook.
The +3½ line for the Hawks is good enough to include in selections, so parlay it with over 232 in what should be a high-scoring contest.
Atlanta is listed at -130 in our Vegas NBA lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Hawks, there’s a chance to win $77. Dallas is +110, offering a chance to win $110 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Atlanta a 56.52% chance to win, with the Mavericks at 47.62%.