Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 4/9/2024

The Dallas Mavericks (48-30) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (19-59) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on BSSE. The Mavericks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hornets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockets. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Mavericks vs Hornets

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The Mavericks Are Coming Off A Win

The Mavericks took down the Rockets in their most recent game with a final score of 147-136. the Mavericks not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -9-point favorites. The over/under line for this matchup was set at 227.5 points, and the teams managed to exceed that total.

In their last ten games, the Mavericks are 9-1 and come into today’s game vs. the Hornets with an overall record of 48-30. Currently, the Mavericks are 5th in the Western Conference and hold the top spot in the Southwest division.

Dallas comes in with an overall ATS record of 46-32 so far this season. Dallas has covered the spread in seven consecutive home games, while maintaining an ATS record of 21-19 at home as opposed to 25-13 on the road.

The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Hornets conveyed a message to the Thunder with a score of 121-118. While the Hornets lost the game straight-up, they did manage to cover the spread as +7.5 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 218.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

Over their last ten games, the Hornets are 2-8 and have an overall record of 19-59. In games against Eastern Conference teams, they are 12-37 and are 7-22 in non-conference play.

The Hornets have successfully covered the spread in their last two games and hold an overall ATS record of 31-45. Charlotte has failed to cover the spread in four straight road games and are 13-25 ATS on the road compared to 18-20 at home.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Dallas offense is the 6th ranked unit in the NBA, at 118.6 points per contest.

The Mavericks are one of the NBA’s top scoring teams, averaging 118.6 points per game (6th). On the road, they are averaging 117.7 points per game (5th).

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Mavericks are one of the best in the league. They are 2nd in three-pointers made per game (14.7) and 2nd in three-point attempts per game (39.5). Overall, they are 12th in three-point shooting percentage (37%).

So far, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 59% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 7th in the league at 99.7 possessions per game.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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Charlotte has recorded an average of 106.4 points per game (29th) throughout 78 games games.

At home, the Hornets have averaged 108.2 points per game this season, which is 29th in the NBA. Overall, they are 29th in scoring at 106.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Charlotte is 25th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 23rd in made three-pointers at 11.9 per game. So far, they have made 35% of their attempts from beyond the arc, which is 24th in the league.

So far, the Hornets have been below the NBA scoring average in 66.7% of their games. They have also been one of the worst free-throw shooting teams in the league, ranking 30th in both free throws made and attempted per game.

Mavericks Team Defense

On defense, the Mavericks come into the game ranked 20th in the league in points allowed at 116.0 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 112.3 points per contest (30th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Mavericks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.6% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.8% from downtown.

Hornets Team Defense

On defense, the Hornets are ranked 21st in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 56.4% of their games. On two point field goal attempts, the Hornets’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 57.8% and allowing 37.4% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Mavericks And Hornets

In today’s game, we anticipate Luka Doncic leading the scoring for the Mavericks, contributing 34 points while shooting 12/24 from the field. This season, he is averaging 33.9 points per game along with 9.2 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Miles Bridges as the leading scorer for the Hornets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 8 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46%, and he is contributing 21.3 points per game on average.

Mavericks vs Hornets Trends

  • In their last three road games, Dallas has averaged 110 points per game while allowing 104. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last five home games, Charlotte has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 96 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 1-4 and an ATS mark of 4-1.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Mavericks vs Hornets Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Mavericks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 140-90. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -12.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 222 and our model has the Mavericks and Hornets finishing with a combined 230 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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