Atlanta Hawks versus Dallas Mavericks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 3-18-2013

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The 31-35 Dallas Mavericks will travel to play the 37-29 Atlanta Hawks in an NBA pro basketball game on Monday night. Tip off time from Atlanta is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the Atlanta Hawks favored by -3 points with an over under line of 200 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds came out a few hours ago.

The teams met back on February 11th where the Hawks post the 105-101 road win at Dallas as a +5 ½ point underdog. The game landed over 204 ½ points.

Dallas is 13-22 on the road this season. They drop a 107-101 home decision on Sunday night to the Oklahoma City Thunder as a +5 point underdog. The game finished right at the closing line of 208 points. The Mavericks shot 45.8% from the floor and made 9 of 21 three pointers. They give up 48.8% shooting to the Thunder and allowed OKC to pull down 12 more rebounds. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 23 points and seven rebounds on 8 of 10 shooting. Every loss now is crucial for the Mavs. They sit in the 11th seed in the Western Conference and 4 games behind the 8th seeded LA Lakers with 16 games remaining. The Mavericks defense has landed them in this spot. They are 27th and fourth to last in the NBA in scoring defense by allowing 102 points per game on the year to opponents.

The Hawks are 21-11 on their home court. They win their third straight following a 105-93 road win against the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday night as a +4 point underdog. The game landed over 189 points. Atlanta pulls away from the Nets in the fourth quarter by outscoring Brooklyn 34-20. The Hawks enjoyed a 52.4% shooting game and hit on 8 of 21 from the three point line. They survived losing the rebounding battle by 12 boards by giving up 41.9% shooting to the Nets. Al Horford continues his good play with 22 points and 11 rebounds on 11 of 21 from the floor. Atlanta now trails Brooklyn by one game for the forth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks have shot the ball extremely well this season by ranking in the top six in the league in field goal and three point shooting.