Hawks vs. Mavericks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 2 (Dallas' Playoff Hopes Spiral on the Road)

Hawks vs. Mavericks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 2 (Dallas' Playoff Hopes Spiral on the Road)


Hawks vs. Mavericks Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
  • Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • Venue: State Farm Arena -- Atlanta, Georgia
  • Coverage: NBA TV, BSSE, and BSSW

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Sunday with 13 more games, including a battle between the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks. The Mavericks rank 11th in the Western Conference with a subpar 37-41 record, while the Hawks check in eighth in the Eastern Conference with a 38-39 record.

Dallas enters as a loser in six of its last seven games following a 129-122 loss to the Miami Heat on Saturday. Meanwhile, Atlanta has now dropped six of its last 10 games thanks to a 124-107 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Friday. Which playoff hopeful will bounce back with a victory on Sunday?

Hawks vs. Mavericks Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: ATL: (-158) | DAL: (+134)
  • Spread: ATL: -3.5 (-110) | DAL: +3.5 (-110)
  • Total: 246.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Hawks enter this contest as small home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 246.5 points, which ranks as the highest of Sunday's projected totals.

Hawks vs Mavericks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Hawks -3 -110 -110 242.5 -110 -110 -152 128

Hawks vs. Mavericks Betting Trends

  • The Hawks have covered the spread 33 times this season (33-41-0).
  • The Mavericks have an against the spread record of 10-9-1 in their 20 games when underdogs by 3 points or more this year.
  • This season, Hawks games have hit the over 41 times out of 76 chances.
  • Mavericks games this year have gone over the total in 39 of 76 opportunities (51.3%).
  • Atlanta has covered the spread in a lower percentage of its home games than away games. It has covered 16 times in 37 games when playing at home, and it has covered 17 times in 37 games when playing on the road.
  • Dallas' winning percentage against the spread at home is .324 (12-23-2). Away, it is .410 (16-22-1).

Hawks vs. Mavericks Prediction & Pick

Luka Doncic balled out with a triple-double (42 points, 10 rebounds & 10 assists) on Saturday, but his performance took a back seat in what was another devastating loss for Dallas. The Mavericks now sit a full game back of the Oklahoma City Thunder for the final play-in spot in the Western Conference.

While the Hawks are safely in the playoff field right now, they are still fighting for seeding and should come out with motivation to win in front of the home crowd. Atlanta will look to run up the score here as Dallas is on the second night of a back-to-back and ranks 24th in defensive efficiency this season.

Atlanta has won eight of its last nine home games against Dallas, so give me the Hawks on Sunday.

Final Score Prediction: Hawks: 125 | Mavericks: 120

Hawks vs. Mavericks Best Bet

This is a game that could put a nail in the coffin or spring some much-needed hope for the Mavericks, so it's safe to expect Doncic will be giving it his all. Luka has posted at least 9 rebounds in four of his last six games overall as well as in five of his seven career games against this Atlanta Hawks squad.

The Slovenian star has a great chance to keep that success going as Atlanta is allowing an opponent offensive rebounding percentage of 24.3% (No. 20 in NBA). Doncic will be crashing the boards after missed shots in hopes of converting some put-backs. Trust him to cash this prop bet as a result.

Bet: Luka Doncic Over 8.5 Rebounds (-128)

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