Atlanta Hawks vs. Dallas Mavericks, NBA Online Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Free Picks and Predictions

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Atlanta at Dallas, Sports Betting Lines and Odds
When: 8:30 PM ET, Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, FSN Southeast (Atlanta), FSN Southwest (Dallas)
Team Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
713 Atlanta Hawks +5½ -115 +185 Ov 199 -110
714 Dallas Mavericks -5½ -105 -215 Un 199 -110

The Atlanta Hawks and the Dallas Mavericks will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at American Airlines Center.

ABOUT THE HAWKS (2016-17: 43-39): Schroder will be the focal point of an offense that lost three of its top four scorers from last season. Guard Kent Bazemore battled through an up-and-down season in averaging 11 points per game on 40.9 percent shooting from the field, and first-round draft pick John Collins and second-year player Taurean Prince showed flashes of potential in preseason. Atlanta also faces a difficult start to the season, beginning the campaign with a five-game road trip.

ABOUT THE MAVERICKS (2016-17: 33-49): Rookie point guard Dennis Smith figures to bolster an offense that finished last in the NBA in scoring in 2016-17 (97.9 points per game). Forward Harrison Barnes scored 19.2 points per game last season and will help anchor a young core that includes guard Yogi Ferrell and center Nerlens Noel. It is likely Nowitzki, who missed 20 games a season with an Achilles injury, will have his minutes limited at times.

Oddsmakers opened the Mavericks as -5.5-point favorites versus the Hawks, while the game’s total opened at 200.

The Dallas Mavericks open the NBA season Wednesday at home against the Atlanta Hawks looking for their young talent to fuel improvement over last season’s 33-49 record, but one steady constant remains in the middle. Center Dirk Nowitzki, sixth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, returns for his 20th season and the 39-year-old shows no signs of slowing down after averaging 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds a season ago, then signing a two-year contract in the offseason.

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle believes last season’s 2-13 start and a variety of injuries may pay off since several younger players saw expanded playing time, telling reporters, “We’re younger, and younger guys have more confidence because they got to play last year.” The Hawks look to be entering a rebuilding phase after several key players left in free agency, putting their streak of 10 consecutive playoff appearances in jeopardy. “Our goal for the season is to see growth in all our guys,” new general manager Travis Schlenk told reporters. “Historically, teams that are young take it on the chin a little bit.” Point guard Dennis Schroder highlights the returning starters, after averaging 17.9 points and 6.3 assists a season ago.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 100-93 winner as they battled the Grizzlies on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a +8.5-point underdog, while 193 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 115-99 result against the Wizards on April 28. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a -3-point favorite, while the 214 combined points took the game OVER the total.

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Next up:
Atlanta at Charlotte Friday, October 20
Dallas home to Sacramento Friday, October 20

NBA Sports Betting Tips

1. Collins, a first-team selection in the NBA Summer League, averaged 7.6 points and seven rebounds in preseason.

2. Barnes averaged 16 points in preseason as the Mavericks finished 5-2.

3. Seven players on Atlanta’s 15-man roster have one year or fewer NBA experience.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Picks: Atlanta Hawks will cover the spread at +5½ and the game will go over 199 points, according to scamdicappers
PREDICTION: Mavericks 112, Hawks 97 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

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