At 7:00 ET, the Dallas Mavericks (-2) will take on the Atlanta Hawks (+2) in a non-conference matchup. The over/under line for this game is 243.5 points.

Both teams are currently riding three-game losing streaks. The Mavericks are 8th in the Western Conference with a 24-20 record, while the Hawks are 10th in the East at 18-26.


The Pick: Atlanta Hawks +2

This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 26th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-111 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Our projections have Trae Young finishing with Trae Young points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Hawks finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.7% and knocking down 13 threes.

Will the Mavericks Live Up to Expectations on the Road?

Dallas is looking to end a three-game losing streak today against the Hawks. The Mavericks are favored by 2 points and have gone 2-3 straight up as the favorite. In their last three games, they are 0-3 ATS.

This season, Dallas has been favored in 25 of their 44 games and has a record of 17-8 in those games. As the favorite, they have gone 15-10 ATS with an average scoring margin of +5.4 points per game.

On the road, the Mavericks are 12-8 ATS compared to 11-13 ATS at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is -2.6 points per game, and they have an average O/U line of 235.

Their O/U record for the season is 24-20, and they have hit the under in three straight games. Today’s O/U line is set at 243.5, and their games have averaged 235.8 points per game.

In their last game, the Mavericks lost to the Suns by a score of 132-109. They were 2.5-point underdogs in that game and are now 7th in the Western Conference with a record of 24-20.

This season, the Mavericks are 8th in the NBA in scoring at 118.1 points per game. However, they have struggled to score on the road, averaging 116.0 points per game away from home.

So far, the Mavericks have scored below the NBA scoring average in 45.5% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 11th in the league at 99.7 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Mavericks are 3rd in the NBA in made threes at 15.2 per game. Overall, they are shooting 47% from the field (17th) and 36% from three (14th).

On defense, the Mavericks are ranked 20th in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 65.9% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Mavericks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.2% and allowing 36.5% from beyond the arc.

Can the Hawks Grab a Win at Home?

As the underdog, the Hawks have lost three straight games against the spread. Overall, they are 6-16 ATS as the underdog and 11-33 ATS for the season. At home, they are 4-16 ATS, and their average scoring margin at home is -3.3 points per game.

In their last game, the Hawks lost to the Warriors by a score of 134-112. The O/U line for that game was 235 points, and Atlanta was getting 6 points as the underdog.

This season, the Hawks have an O/U record of 23-21, and their games have averaged 242.3 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 243.5 points.

Atlanta is currently 10th in the Eastern Conference with an 18-26 record. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 12-20 and 6-6 in non-conference games.

Overall, the Hawks have lost three straight games and are looking to get back to .500 at home (8-12). On the road, they are 10-14 straight-up and 7-17 ATS.

When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are one of the top teams in the league, averaging 119.6 points per game (6th). At home, they are scoring 120.3 points per game (9th).

Atlanta plays at a fast pace, ranking 5th in the league in possessions per game (101.2). They have outscored the NBA average in 56.8% of their games this season.

So far, the Hawks have been successful at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 6th in free throw attempts per game (24.7). They are also 1st in offensive rebounds (13 per game).

Looking at the Hawks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 122.7 points per game (28th). In the terms of takeaways, Hawks are causing 13.2 turnovers per game, ranking 18th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 23rd in rejections, averaging 4.5 blocked shots each game.