The Mavs come from a road loss to the Rockets yesterday (121-128) and although they played without their best player (Doncic), they put up a fight in what was a closely contested game.
Things are not expected to get any easier for them tonight as they are now down two stars since Porzingis will also sit this one out for rest purposes! This is the first time that the Mavs will play without at least one fo their two stars on the court this season!
The Hawks on the other side have been very good recently, with 3 wins over their last 5 games, two of those against very strong opponents (Sixers, Clippers). Trae has been on fire during the last month, with 7 30p games in January and he put up another show against the Sixers in his last outing, with 39 points and 18 assists!
The Mavs have been great so far but that hasn't been the case in home games as their record is at 13-12, compared to their 15-7 on the road! The Hawks on the other side are the league's second-worst travelers with their 5-20 record.
The Hawks are 8-1 ATS and 6-3 SU when playing with rest advantage this season!
When teams are down by 1 or 2 stars, It's a common thing in the NBA to see the supporting cast stepping up but things are just a bit too tough for the Mavs here as they come from an energy-draining game less than 24 hours ago and they face a young, energized team with rest advantage and a lot of things to prove. This a great chance for Trae to put up another show, and he will surely be motivated to do so in Doncic's home, so I can see how his props are also good here but the odds are shaved, so im sticking with the Hawks and the nice 4p advantage here.
Dallas Mavericks vs Atlanta Hawks betting tips
Hawks +4.5 (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.89 at Pinnacle
Result: 123-100 LOST (-8 units)