Dallas Mavericks at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/10/2018
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 6 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 13-28. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 102.0 points per contest while giving up 104.4 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 15-23. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.0 points per contest and giving up 106.0, which is a point differential of -1.0.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-20-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-22-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-19-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-21-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/07/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.3 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kemba Walker averages 21.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Dwight Howard averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 102 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.41 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 22.6 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 104.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 17th in the league with 105 points per game this year. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.95. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.5 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 20.9. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Hornets surrender 106 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.4 assists allowed per contest and 20th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Mavericks are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 12th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Dallas is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA. The Hornets are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 20th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte -6
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