Charlotte Hornets vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 12/30/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+8.5)
The Dallas Mavericks (1-2) play the Charlotte Hornets (1-2) at American Airlines Center on Wednesday. Dallas opens this matchup as 8.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 224.5.
The Charlotte Hornets played the Brooklyn Nets and walked away with a win by a score of 106-104 in their last contest. Charlotte ended having earned a 44.8% field goal percentage (43 out of 96) and buried 10 out of their 34 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Hornets converted 10 of 17 tries for a percentage of 58.8%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 52 with 13 of them being offensive. They also recorded 35 assists for the game while getting 8 steals and 3 blocks. When discussing defending, Charlotte let their opponent shoot 42.7% from the floor on 35 out of 82 shooting. Brooklyn doled out 23 dimes and had 4 steals in the matchup. On top of that, the Nets grabbed 46 rebounds (6 offensive, 40 defensive) and got 5 blocks. Brooklyn finished shooting 68.0% at the charity stripe by making 17 of 25 shots. They also buried 17 out of their 47 shots from beyond the arc.
Gordon Hayward is a player who played a role in the matchup. He had 28 points on 12 out of 20 shooting. He saw the court for 35:35 minutes and also snagged 6 rebounds. Hayward finished the game shooting 60.0% from the floor and also earned 7 assists. Another guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Hornets was Terry Rozier. He collected 4 rebounds and also collected 5 assists. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 7-of-14 (19 points). Overall, Rozier was on the court for 30:27 minutes.
Charlotte steps onto the hardwood with a record of 1-2 for the year. They turn it over 14.3 times per game and as a team they commit 21.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Charlotte is pulling in 43.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 91 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 4th in basketball in terms of passing. The Hornets are connecting on 35.5% on three-point shots (39 of 110) and 59.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 109.0 points per outing (20th in the NBA) while connecting on 44.8% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Hornets are able to force 19.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. The Hornets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.1% (57 of 60) and they surrender 50.0 boards per contest as a squad. They are 24th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 82 relinquished for the year. They give up 36.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 13th in basketball in PPG allowed (111.3).
For their last game, the Dallas Mavericks went home victorious with a score of 124-73 when they faced the Los Angeles Clippers. The Mavericks snagged 43 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 54 in the game. They rejected 2 shots while recording 10 steals in the matchup. The Clippers were called for 19 personal fouls for this game which took the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 27 tries. They were able to bury 24 of the free throw tries for a clip of 88.9%. Pertaining to shots from downtown, Dallas converted 14 of 41 tries (34.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Mavericks finished the game shooting 43 out of 87 from the field which had them shooting 49.4%. The Mavericks permitted the Clippers to bury 26 of their 76 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 34.2% in the matchup. They shot 12.1% from distance by going 4 out of 33 and ended up shooting 17 of 20 at the charity stripe (85.0%). When talking about attacking the glass, Dallas permitted Los Angeles to get 36 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Luka Dončić ended up being a major contributor for the Mavericks for the matchup. He buried 8 out of 18 in this game for a rate of 44.4%, which earned him 24 points. Dončić grabbed 9 rebounds in his 25:55 minutes of time on the court and earned 8 assists in this game. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Dallas was Josh Richardson. He racked up 21 points in 26:42 mins on the hardwood via 8 out of 13 shooting in the matchup. Richardson ended up shooting 61.5% from the field and also collecting 2 dimes and 3 total rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 1-2 for the season. As an offense, the Mavericks are shooting 47.1% from the field, which ranks 11th in the NBA. Dallas has 341 pts on the campaign (113.7 per contest) and they collect 40.0 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 20.7 times per contest (30th in the league) and they cough up possession 9.7 times per game. The Mavericks are committing 19.7 personal fouls per contest and they hit 82.3% from the free throw line. The Mavericks on the defensive end are ranked 6th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 105.7. They have surrendered 22.3 dimes and 45.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks 8th and 18th in the NBA. The Dallas defense gives up 33.3% on 3-point shots (34 of 102) and their opponents are making 74.6% of their foul shots. They have forced 16.7 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the field (17th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-8.5) and over 224.5 points
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