Dallas Mavericks at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 1/2/2019
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 2.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 17-19. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.2 as they average 110.6 points per contest while giving up 110.4 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 18-18. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 113.7 points per contest and give up 111.1, which is a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 22-14-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-16-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-17-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 20-16-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/31/18 C Dirk Nowitzki Possible Rest is questionable Wednesday vs Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/31/18 G Jeremy Lamb Hamstring left last game, is doubtful Wednesday vs Dallas
01/01/19 F Cody Zeller Hand is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Luka Doncic averages 19.6 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kemba Walker averages 25.8 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 110.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 18th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.6 per game. The Mavericks allow 110.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 5th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 7th in the league with 113.7 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They are 22nd in the league in rebounding with 44.2 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 24.1. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Hornets surrender 111.1 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.6 assists allowed per contest and 25th with 46.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game.
The Mavericks are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 109.7, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 13th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 15th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. Dallas is 3rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 12th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. The Hornets are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.7, and their defensive rating of 110.1 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -2.5
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