Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Dallas Mavericks 4/2/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Atlanta Hawks vs Dallas Mavericks 4/2/23
Sun 2nd April 2023

The Atlanta Hawks (38-39, 22-16 Home), one of the league’s top scoring teams, welcome the Dallas Mavericks (37-41, 15-25 Away) on Sunday. Dallas is playing on back-to-back days after being beaten by the Miami Heat 129-122 at FTX Arena yesterday.

With 42 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists, Luka Doncic had a standout performance in the loss. The Mavericks are 11th in the Western Conference. Atlanta came up short on Friday at Barclays Center, falling to the Brooklyn Nets 124-107.

Dejounte Murray had 21 points in the loss, leading the team. The Hawks are the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams.

Atlanta will be aiming for a season sweep against Dallas after coming out on top in the only previous meeting 130-122 at American Airlines Center on January 18.

Murray led the Hawks with 30 points and seven rebounds. Doncic had 30 points in the losing effort. Doncic is averaging 32.9 points per game, second-highest in the NBA, to lead the Mavs in scoring this season. Doncic also is contributing 8.1 assists, sixth-most in the league, and 8.7 rebounds per game.

Trae Young’s 26.3 points per game have powered the Hawks on offense. Young also has tallied 9.9 assists per game, third-most in the NBA. Clint Capela has pulled down 11.1 rebounds per game. The Hawks rank as one of the top scoring offenses in the NBA, fourth-best with 117.9 points per game.

The Mavericks have struggled in recent visits to State Farm Arena, losing eight of the last 10. Meanwhile, the Mavericks are 3-9 when playing the second of a back-to-back this season and 3-6 in such games against rested opponents.

The Hawks are 10-3 with a rest advantage. Dallas is 3-7 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -1.8 (113.9-115.7). Atlanta has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 124.2 points per game on average while scoring only 122.7 (-1.5 margin). The Hawks are averaging 117.9 ppg for the full season while allowing 117.9.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 26.8 | 19.7 | +7.0
Christian Wood: 13.8 | 25.8 | -12.0
Points per game:
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 20.0 | 14.3 | +5.7
Christian Wood: 9.2 | 16.6 | -7.4
Rebounds per game:
Christian Wood: 3.2 | 7.3 | -4.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points per game:
Trae Young: 19.4 | 26.3 | -6.9
Assists per game:
Dejounte Murray: 7.8 | 6.1 | +1.6

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Atlanta Hawks (-155)

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