Mavericks vs Hornets Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/8/2020
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -3
Spectrum Center is the site where Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (16-35, 4th in the Southeast Division) will play the Dallas Mavericks (31-20, 2nd in the Southwest Division) on Saturday. Dallas opens this game as 3 point favorites. The total opens at 222.
The Mavericks are covering the spread 56.2% of the time, having gone 27-21-3 ATS. Charlotte is covering 47.1% of the time, going 24-27-0 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/06/20 PF Kristaps Porzingis Nose injured last game, is questionable Friday vs Washington
02/05/20 PG J.J. Barea Ankle is questionable Friday vs Washington
02/05/20 SG Seth Curry Knee is questionable Friday vs Washington
01/30/20 PG Luka Doncic Ankle is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tim Hardaway comes into this game averaging 14.2 points per contest while playing 26.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kristaps Porzingis averages 18.2 points per contest in 30.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Terry Rozier scores 18.0 points per contest while playing 34.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Devonte' Graham averages 17.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 116.1 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 17th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 47.4 boards per contest and 23.9 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.6 per game. The Mavericks allow 110.2 points per contest, which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 23.6 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA with 103.0 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.76. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.7 boards per contest and 15th in assists per game with 24.1. The Hornets are 13th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Hornets give up 110.8 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 28th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.9 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 117, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league.
Charlotte is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the league. The Hornets are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +3
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