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Betting on Basketball - Hawks at Mavericks

Betting on basketball handicappers have come to realize that the Mavericks are a one man NBA betting commodity that is totally dependent on Dirk Nowitzki.
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Betting on basketball expectations have been exceeded by the Atlanta Hawks and first year coach Larry Drew as they are a bona fide NBA betting playoff contender.

The Dallas Mavericks will host the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night with a telecast on NBATV that is set to begin at 8:30 PM ET.  Open your account at Sports Gambling for side and total odds on this interconference matchup of likely playoff teams.

Atlanta had a basketball betting NBA online mark of 29-16 straight up and 21-24 against the spread but was a profitable 14-10 against the board in road games as they went under the total in 13 of those 24 games away from home.

Dallas had a mark of 28-15 straight up and 21-20-2 with the NBA sports betting line.  The Mavericks paid out in just 9 of 23 home games and went over the total 12 times as a host.  Nowitzki was out earlier this month with an injury but has returned and leads the Mavs with 23.4 points per game.

Atlanta has paid out in 9 of their last 14 games as a dog while Dallas has gotten the money in just 8 of their last 20 games as a favorite with only 3 payouts in their last 8 games as a chalk.  The Mavericks have gone under the total in 4 of their last 6 games as a favorite while Atlanta has gone over the number in 3 of their last 4 games as a dog.

Dallas has paid out in 11 of their last 20 games against Atlanta including the last 2 meetings between the teams.  In the only previous meeting between the teams this year the Mavericks scored a 98-93 win and cover as 2 point road dogs as the game went under the total.  This series has gone under the total in 4 of the last 5 matchups.

Although the Hawks have paid out in just 4 of their last 12 trips to Dallas they did get the money in their last 2 visits.  This betting on basketball series has gone under the total in 5 of the last 6 matchups at Dallas.