Basketball bet on Friday has the Atlanta Hawks hosting the Dallas Mavericks in a game that can be seen on ESPN.
The Mavericks have won six of the last ten against Atlanta but it is the Hawks who are 7-3 against the basketball betting point spread in those games.
Basketball bet in past seasons would have seen Dallas favored most of the time against the Hawks. Now it is the Hawks who have the better team. Atlanta is young and talented and is given more of a chance to win the NBA title than Dallas. The Hawks won at Dallas 80-75 back in December. The Hawks also won at home last year 95-87 against the Mavericks. The last four meetings between the two teams have gone under the basketball betting total.
Dallas is more of a threat in the Western Conference now that they have Caron Butler. They traded for Butler and he has given them another dimension to their offense. It used to be just Dirk Nowitzki and not much else. Butler is a very good second scoring option. The Mavericks have played well since getting Butler in the trade. It is also worth noting that Dallas is a better team on the road vs. the basketball bet odds than at home. Dallas is 17-13 vs. the basketball bet line on the road this season while they have really struggled vs. the number at home.
Atlanta is an excellent team to make a basketball bet with. The Hawks are very good at home vs. the basketball betting odds and they are solid on the road. The Hawks are 9th in the league on offense and they are 11th on defense. There is a lot to like about Atlanta when you make a basketball bet. Joe Johnson leads a balanced offense as he is scoring almost 22 points per game. The Hawks have been going over the total more at home than on the road. The Mavericks go under the total slightly more on the road than at home. Dallas is definitely a more balanced offense team with Butler so they could score more points on the road in upcoming games.
This should be an interesting basketball betting game on Friday. Those that make a basketball bet will probably lean to the Hawks but Dallas is definitely a team to watch now that they have Caron Butler.