Basketball Picks: December 22

Hawks (+4.5) over Mavericks: The Hawks have had three impressive wins against Chicago, Cleveland and Houston. No reason to think they are can’t keep up their streak, or at least cover. The Mavericks are still getting used to Rajon Rondo. Dallas struggled agains a short-handed San Antonio team on Saturday, and I expect more of the same as the point guard gets acclimated to a new roster.