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Hornets at Mavericks - 11/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets (1-3) at Dallas Mavericks (2-2)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

The Line: Dallas Mavericks -5 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSW

The Charlotte Hornets and Dallas Mavericks meet Thursday night at the American Airlines Center.

The Charlotte Hornets look for back-to-back victories to climb out of a 1-3 hole. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 15.5 points and 5.3 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.8 assists and Al Jefferson is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are coming off a 25-point win to the Bulls and lost two games to the Hawks by a combined five points. The Hornets are shooting 40.4 percent from three and turning the ball over just 11.5 times per game. The Hornets are a team to watch during their three-game road trip.

Hornets at Mavericks - 11/5/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Dallas Mavericks need a win here to get a game above a .500 record. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 98.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 98.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.5 points and eight rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 12 points and 6.3 assists. J.J. Barea is dishing 5.8 assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 9.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are getting just 54.8 points from their starters and are shooting 32.7 percent from downtown. The good news for the Mavs is that they’re averaging just 11.5 turnovers per game and have won 10 of their last 13 regular season games when allowing less than 100 points. The Mavericks offense consistency just has to pick up.

The Hornets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games. The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games and 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. 

The Hornets just crushed the Bulls and lost by one shot twice to the Hawks. The Mavs may be at home, but their old legs and slow style of play could hurt them against the younger Hornets. I like the points here. 

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Charlotte Hornets +5

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