Dallas Mavericks at Charlotte Hornets - 12/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (3-14) at Charlotte Hornets (10-8)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -10.5 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets clash Thursday night in a NBA game at the Spectrum Center.
The Dallas Mavericks could use a feel good victory to climb out of a brutal 3-14 hole. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 91.5 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 20.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while J.J. Barea is averaging 16.3 points and 5.4 assists. Wesley Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Dirk Nowitzki is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 40.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.8 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost six straight road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets also look for a nice bounce back victory after losing five of their last seven games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 104.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 24.2 points and 4.9 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 13.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Frank Kaminsky III is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Zeller is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost four of their last six home games.
The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 25-51-1 ATS in their last 77 Thursday games. The Hornets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mavericks are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Charlotte and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Mavericks continue to play bad basketball and still have issues putting the ball through the hoop. However, the Mavs are as healthy as they've been all season and did play the Spurs well Wednesday night. Also, the Hornets aren't exactly lighting it up themselves and have an offense that also goes through serious droughts. I don't trust either of these clubs in their current form, but if forced to pick, the value is with the Mavs and the truckload of points.