Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 3/19/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: NBA TV
Spectrum Center is the location where the Charlotte Hornets (35-35) will attempt to defeat the Dallas Mavericks (43-26) on Saturday.
The Mavericks took the court against the Nets and earned the victory with a final of 113-111 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Mavericks ended up finishing with 17 while the Nets finished the game with 11 personal fouls. They made 9 out of their 26 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Brooklyn finished the game shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by burying 12 of 15 attempts. On top of that, Brooklyn collected 26 boards (19 offensive, 7 defensive) and earned 2 blocks. Brooklyn distributed 45 assists and had 28 steals for this contest. When discussing defending, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 49.5% from the field on 45 of 91 shooting. They also dished out 21 assists for the contest while forcing 2 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When talking about hauling in boards, they compiled 37 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Mavericks converted 19 of 19 tries for a percentage of 100.0%. Dallas finished the game with a 49.4% field goal percentage (41 out of 83) and buried 12 out of their 34 shots from 3-point land.
Luka Doncic is one guy who was a major contributor in this matchup. He left the arena with 37 points on 14 of 26 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 mins played and also snagged 9 boards. Doncic ended up shooting 53.8% from the floor and also recorded 9 assists.
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Dallas comes into this matchup with a record of 43-26 so far this year. They are turning it over 12.5 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.8 fouls per game. As a team, Dallas is pulling down 43.1 boards per game and has accounted for 1,602 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 24th in the league in terms of passing. The Mavericks are shooting 34.4% on shots from 3-point land (880 of 2,559) and 76.6% from the free throw line. They are averaging 106.7 points per contest (26th in the league) while hitting 45.6% from the field.
On defense, the Mavericks have forced 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. They give up 33.6% on 3-pointers while they are 1st in the league in PPG from their opponents (103.7). The Mavericks defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.6% (2,682 of 5,881) and they surrender 44.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 7th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,608 conceded on the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Hornets walked away with a victory by a final of 116-106 against the Hawks. Concerning cleaning the glass, Charlotte allowed Atlanta to get 31 in all (12 on the offensive glass). They shot 35.1% from behind the 3-point line via 13 of 37 and finished the contest at 13 of 14 at the charity stripe (92.9%). The Hornets allowed the Hawks to convert 40 of 93 tries from the field which had them shooting 43.0% for this game. Overall, the Hornets finished 43 for 87 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.4%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Charlotte made 11 out of 35 tries (31.4%). They were able to knock down 19 of them for a rate of 82.6%. The Hawks earned 12 fouls in this contest which took the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 23 tries. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 8 steals in the game. The Hornets were able to snag 32 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 43 in the game.
LaMelo Ball ended up being a major contributor for the Hornets for the contest. Ball accumulated 22 points in his 36 minutes on the court and earned 11 assists in the game. He converted 7 out of 16 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 43.8%, and totaled 8 rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 35-35 so far this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Hornets are connecting on 46.2% from the floor, which is ranked 14th in the NBA. Charlotte has 8,042 points so far this year (114.9 per contest) and they grab 44.9 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 27.4 times per game (2nd in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest. The Hornets are responsible for committing 20.0 personal fouls every game and they connect on 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The Charlotte defense gives up 35.7% on shots from 3-point land (973 of 2,725) and their opposition knocks down 76.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 26.4 dimes and 47.6 rebounds per game, which is ranked 30th and 29th in the NBA. The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 28th in the league in PPG given up with 114.8. They are able to force 15.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 46.4% from the floor (20th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte
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