Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 1/13/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (-5.5)
Spectrum Center is the site where and the Charlotte Hornets (6-5) will play the Dallas Mavericks (5-4) on Wednesday. The line on this contest has Dallas as 5.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 219.
The Dallas Mavericks played the Orlando Magic and notched a win by a score of 112-98 in their last game. Dallas finished the game having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (39 of 79) and made 20 out of their 40 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Mavericks buried 14 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned 44 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 25 assists for the contest while having 5 steals and 8 rejections. When discussing the defense, Dallas allowed 42.7% from the field on 38 of 89 shooting. Orlando doled out 17 assists and had 11 steals in the game. Additionally, the Magic pulled down 43 boards (10 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Orlando shot 72.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 22 tries. They also knocked down 6 of 31 attempts from long range.
Tim Hardaway is someone who was a contributor for the contest. He totaled 36 points on 12 of 20 shooting. He played for 40:26 mins played and also totaled 5 rebounds. Hardaway finished the game at 60.0% from the floor and also distributed 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a major contributor in this game for the Mavericks was Trey Burke. He snagged 2 boards and earned 4 assists. He ended up going 84.6% from the field in this matchup by going 11-of-13 (29 points). At the conclusion of this game, Burke was on the hardwood for 21:02 min.
Dallas comes into this matchup with a win-loss record of 5-4 this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest and as a group are committing 21.8 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Dallas is snagging 43.1 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 203 assists for the year, which is 28th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Mavericks are connecting on 35.1% on 3-point shots (123 of 350) and 76.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 110.0 points per outing (19th in basketball) while shooting 45.6% from the floor. On defense, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 15.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.9 personal fouls. They give up 31.5% on 3-pointers while they are 3rd in the NBA in PPG allowed (105.7). The Mavericks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.6% (142 of 206) and they relinquish 44.6 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 3rd in basketball in giving up assists with 192 conceded this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Charlotte Hornets went home victorious with a score of 109-88 when they faced the New York Knicks. The Hornets were able to collect 32 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards for a total of 37 in the matchup. They also turned away 8 shots while getting 8 steals in the matchup. The Knicks were called for 23 personal fouls for the contest which took the Hornets to the free throw line for 23 tries. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throw tries for a clip of 87.0%. Regarding shots from 3-point land, Charlotte converted 13 out of their 32 attempts (40.6%). In all, the Hornets ended up going 38 for 78 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.7%. The Hornets allowed the Knicks to bury 34 of 87 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.1% for this game. They finished 24.3% from 3-point land by hitting 9 out of 37 and finished the game at 11 of 17 at the free throw line (64.7%). When talking about rebounds, Charlotte permitted New York to snag 49 in total (17 offensive).
Gordon Hayward ended up being a factor for the Hornets for the matchup. He buried 11 of 17 for this contest giving him a rate of 64.7%, which had him finishing with 34 points. Hayward snagged 3 rebounds in his 34:40 minutes of playing time and had 3 dimes for this game. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Charlotte was Devonte' Graham. He was able to score 19 points in 35:11 mins on the hardwood via 7 of 15 shooting in this contest. Graham ended the game having shot 46.7% from the field as well as earning 7 assists and 2 boards.
Charlotte has a mark of 6-5 this season. The Hornets commit 19.5 fouls per game while shooting 74.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 28.9 times per game (1st in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.0 times per game. Charlotte has tallied 1,193 pts on the season (108.5 per game) and they average 43.8 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Hornets are hitting on 44.9% from the floor, which is 19th in the league. The Hornets on the defensive end are ranked 7th in the NBA in points allowed per contest with 107.5. They are forcing 16.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.2% from the field (13th in the NBA). The Charlotte defense gives up 33.0% on shots from distance (139 of 421) and their opponents are knocking down 71.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 28.0 dimes and 47.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 30th and 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dallas (-5.5)
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