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NBA : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 10/18/2017Line$ LineOU LineScore
ATLANTA
 
DALLAS
+5.5  

-5.5  
+180

-220

199
 
117
Final
111

ATLANTA (0 - 0) at DALLAS (0 - 0)
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713ATLANTA199.5198
714DALLAS-6.5-5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
ATLANTA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games0-000-00-0000.0%0000.0%0
Road Games0-000-00-0000.0%0000.0%0
Last 5 Games0-000-00-0000.0%0000.0%0
ATLANTA Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
vs opponents surrendering000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
Team Stats (Road Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
Stats Against (All Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
vs opponents averaging000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
Stats Against (Road Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000

DALLAS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games0-000-00-0000.0%0000.0%0
Home Games0-000-00-0000.0%0000.0%0
Last 5 Games0-000-00-0000.0%0000.0%0
DALLAS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
vs opponents surrendering000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
Team Stats (Home Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
Stats Against (All Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
vs opponents averaging000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
Stats Against (Home Games)000-00.0%0-00.0%0-00.0%0000000
Average power rating of opponents played: ATLANTA 0,  DALLAS 0
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
ATLANTA - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/18/2017@ DALLAS              
10/20/2017@ CHARLOTTE              
10/22/2017@ BROOKLYN              
10/23/2017@ MIAMI              
10/26/2017@ CHICAGO              
10/27/2017DENVER              
10/29/2017MILWAUKEE              
11/1/2017@ PHILADELPHIA              
11/3/2017HOUSTON              

DALLAS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
10/18/2017ATLANTA              
10/20/2017SACRAMENTO              
10/21/2017@ HOUSTON              
10/23/2017GOLDEN STATE              
10/25/2017MEMPHIS              
10/26/2017@ MEMPHIS              
10/28/2017PHILADELPHIA              
10/30/2017@ UTAH              
11/1/2017@ LA CLIPPERS              
11/3/2017NEW ORLEANS              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
ATLANTA: The Hawks will be hard-pressed to continue their streak of 10 straight playoff appearances. New general manager Travis Schlenk decided to dismantle the roster, setting up a long-range and, in all likelihood, painful rebuilding process. Dennis Schr'der will have to carry an even bigger load than he did a year ago, when he led the Hawks in assists and ranked second behind Paul Millsap in scoring. The Hawks are also looking to get more leadership from their mercurial point guard, who had some off-the-court issues during his first season as a starter. (That trend continued when Schr'der was arrested on misdemeanor charges after a brawl at a late-night club before the start of the preseason.) Head coach Mike Budenholzer tends to get the most out of his players, so the Hawks have a chance be a bit better than they look on paper, but this team seems headed toward a big fall just three seasons after leading the Eastern Conference with 60 wins.
DALLAS: The Mavericks will have to overachieve to avoid missing the playoffs in a second straight season for the first time since their abysmal decade of 1990s was wrapping up. They need a big contribution from center Nerlens Noel, who will come off the bench because of the way the roster is constructed and has plenty to prove after failing to get long-term deal and settling for $4.1 million qualifying offer as restricted free agent. Harrison Barnes' continuing development as a go-to scorer can help make things more enjoyable for Dirk Nowitzki, who joins Kobe Bryant as the only players with 20 seasons for one franchise. The key to the team's success could ultimately hinge on Dennis Smith Jr., who was taken ninth overall, the highest draft position for Mavericks since getting Nowitzki in 1998. Already touted by head coach Rick Carlisle as a point guard with skills the Mavericks have never had at that position, Smith will have to assimilate to the NBA game quickly for this team to be competitive. He turns 20 in November.
PREVIEW
Urgent Mavs open vs. Hawks
 

DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks head into a new season determined to play with a new sense of urgency. Not an urgency as in making a playoff push, which figures to be an uphill battle in the stacked Western Conference, but urgency with the ball.

The Mavericks were one of the more deliberate teams in the NBA offensively last year, finishing 29th out of the 30 teams in possessions per game. In other words, they played slow.

That promises to change with the keys to the offense now in the hands of rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. The first-round pick from North Carolina State, touted by owner Mark Cuban as the fastest player in the league, plays in a gear that should pressure the opposition.

"In this league, I've got to attack first and then make my reads from there," said Smith, the ninth overall pick. "It's tough for defenders to stay in front of me. If I can beat my man and make the defense collapse, I'm smart enough to make the right read out of that."

Smith makes his much-anticipated debut at home as the Mavericks open the season Wednesday night against the Atlanta Hawks at American Airlines Center.

Dallas is coming off its worst season in the Cuban era, finishing 33-49 and missing the playoffs for only the second time since 2000. The rare trip into the lottery did land Smith, who arrives as the franchise's most-heralded rookie since Dirk Nowitzki two decades ago.

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle anointed Smith a starter on draft night. The 19-year-old native of Fayetteville, N.C., starred in the summer league and continued to pile up the highlights during the preseason.

Carlisle is notoriously hard on rookies, and especially point guards, but he installed an offense that plays to Smith's strengths.

"We want to push it every single time, even if there's a score," Carlisle said. "The quicker you get it over half-court, the greater chance you have to make an early vertical attack on the basket, and it conserves more time to finish out a possession."

Smith won't be asked to do it alone. Franchise cornerstone Nowitzki is back for his 20th season, which ties him with retired Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant for the most with one franchise. Harrison Barnes led the Mavs in scoring last season in his first year with the club.

After having the best record in the East in 2014-15, the Hawks saw their win total drop the last two seasons. Atlanta is in a clear rebuild mode under new general manager Travis Schlenk, who was hired away from the Golden State Warriors' front office.

The Hawks are being built around point guard Dennis Schroder, who starts this season under of cloud of uncertainty. Schlenk announced Monday that Schroder faces an undisclosed disciplinary action stemming from his arrest last month on misdemeanor battery charges.

"Dennis has accepted responsibility for his actions," Schlenk said in a statement released by the team. "He looks forward to learning from this incident and focusing on the season."

Much like Carlisle, Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer would like his team to play faster this season. Making that a reality requires keeping bodies fresh and going deeper into the bench, perhaps using as many as 11 players in the rotation.

"The old NBA it used to be nine or eight," Budenholzer said of player rotations. "Some teams or coaches are still eight or nine. We've probably been at 10. I would say we are open to adding an 11th guy to the rotation."

The Mavericks will be without shooting guard Seth Curry (stress reaction/left leg) for at least the first week of the season. Hawks guard Marco Belinelli (Achilles tendon) is expected to play Wednesday.


Last Updated: 11/23/2017 12:30:16 PM EST


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