Charlotte Bobcats vs. Dallas Mavericks Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/11/14
Dallas Mavericks (31-21) at Charlotte Bobcats (22-29)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Bobcats +3.5 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks head to Charlotte on Tuesday to face off against the Bobcats.
The Charlotte Bobcats are still a little bit away from seriously competing, but the Bobcats are putting a much better team on the floor than they have in the past which is a good sign for Bobcats fans Charlotte is sitting in fourth place in their division at this point, trailing the Heat, the Hawks and the Wizards. Charlotte is one of the better defensive teams in the league this season, holding opponents to an average of 97.1 points per game this season. Charlotte took a loss last time out, falling to the Spurs 104-100 in Charlotte on Saturday.
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The Dallas Mavericks are currently in third place in their division, trailing the Spurs and the Rockets. Dallas is having a solid season, going 31-21 this year, but in the competitive West, the Mavs are right on the playoff bubble. Dallas once again has a top ten offense, but the defense has really struggled for this team, giving up an average of 102.1 points per game. The West is all about offense this season, and if you can’t play on the other end at all, it’s going to be tough to run with the rest of the conference come playoff time.
The Mavs are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games following an outright win, and the Mavs are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall.
Charlotte is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following a loss, and the Bobcats are 5-1 against the spread in their last six Tuesday games.
Tough call here, but for my free pick I’ll take the points with the Bobcats at home. Charlotte hasn’t exactly been killing it on their home floor, but the Bobcats play very good defense and should be able to hold Dallas in check. Personally I’m not on this one, but for a pick Charlotte looks like the side.