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Mavericks take on Hawks in hoops contest

Dallas MavericksAtlanta Hawks
April 26, 8:00 PM | Philips Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

36-29TEAM RECORD39-26

Atlanta will look to improve on its 39-26 record on Thursday when they host Dallas in NBA odds action at Philips Arena.

The Hawks sport records of 39-26 and 35-27-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mavericks sit at 36-29 and 32-33 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 32-31-2 for the Hawks and 32-33 for the Mavericks.

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Betting Line:
Atlanta opened as 5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 194.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Hawks, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Mavericks, who rate No. 8 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-96 victory for the Hawks.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Atlanta's No. 23-rated squad against Dallas's No. 9-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Atlanta rates No. 8 in the league with 7.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 7 with 7.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.6 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 93-83 loser as they battled the Bulls on the road. The Mavericks failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 176 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mavericks endured a 93-83 loss at the hands of the Bulls on Saturday, despite a 17-point effort from Dirk Nowitzki at United Center.

The Hawks were a 109-102 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. Joe Johnson went off for 28 points and added 7 rebounds leading Atlanta over Los Angeles, 109-102, on Tuesday at Philips Arena.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
After playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Mavericks at Hawks trends to consider:
Dallas is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Dallas's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Dallas's last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home