Charlotte Hornets vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 12/13/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, December 13, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+4)
The Dallas Mavericks (12-13) will try to defeat the Charlotte Hornets (15-13) at American Airlines Center on Monday. Dallas opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The over/under is set at 219.
The Hornets played the Kings and earned the victory with a final of 124-123 in their last contest. Charlotte walked away from the contest with a 55.2% FG percentage (48 out of 87) and made 14 out of their 35 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Hornets converted 14 of 20 tries for a percentage of 70.0%. With regard to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 39 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 29 assists for the contest in addition to forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and having 9 steals. In terms of the defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 47.5% from the field on 48 out of 101 shooting. Sacramento totaled 48 assists and had 22 steals for the contest. In addition, Sacramento snagged 28 rebounds (20 offensive, 8 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Sacramento finished the contest at 76.5% from the charity stripe by knocking down 13 of 17 tries. They also converted 14 out of their 41 shots from 3-point range. In relation to personal fouls, the Hornets ended up walking away with 20 and the Kings finished the game with 14 personal fouls.
James Bouknight is one player who was a major factor for the game. He ended up walking away with 24 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He played 26 minutes and collected 6 boards. Bouknight walked away from this one shooting 64.3% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist.
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Charlotte enters this one with a win-loss mark of 15-13 for the campaign. They are averaging 115.8 points per contest (1st in the league) on 46.3% from the field. The Hornets are shooting 38.4% on 3-point shots (399 of 1,040) and 74.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling down 43.6 rebounds per game and has accumulated 739 dimes on the year, which is 1st in the NBA in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.1 times per contest and as a squad they commit 19.4 fouls every game.
Defensively, the Hornets have forced 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.6 fouls. They concede 35.0% on 3-point shots and they are 30th in the league in opponents points per game (116.3). The Hornets defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.0% (1,199 of 2,549) and they concede 47.8 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 30th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 731 relinquished so far this year.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Mavericks took a loss by a score of 106-93 against the Pacers. When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Dallas permitted Indiana to get 31 in all (12 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 36.1% from three-point range by connecting on 13 of 36 and finished the game at 11 out of 12 from the free throw line (91.7%). The Mavericks permitted the Pacers to convert 41 of their 87 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 47.1% for the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Mavericks went 39 for 84 from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.4%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Dallas converted 4 of their 29 attempts (13.8%). They were able to make 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 91.7%. The Pacers earned 10 personal fouls for this game which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 12 shots. They coughed it up 12 times, while earning 6 steals for this game. The Mavericks corralled 26 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in the matchup.
Luka Doncic pitched in for the Mavericks in the game. He made 11 out of 25 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 44.0%, and earned 9 rebounds. Doncic totaled 27 points in his 37 mins on the court and tallied 9 assists in this contest.
Dallas has a record of 12-13 so far this year. The Mavericks have committed 19.2 personal fouls per game and they hit 73.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 22.3 times per contest (24th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per game. Dallas has 2,596 points for the season (103.8 per contest) and they grab 43.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Mavericks are shooting 44.3% from the floor, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Dallas defense concedes 36.0% on 3-point attempts (279 of 775) and opponents are converting on 74.7% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 24.5 dimes and 46.2 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 21st and 22nd in basketball. The Mavericks on defense are ranked 9th in basketball in PPG allowed with 105.6. They are able to force 14.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.9% from the field (25th in the league).
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte (+4)
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