Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks - 1/10/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks - 1/10/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks (14-28) at Charlotte Hornets (15-23)

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

The Line: Charlotte Hornets -6.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.

The Dallas Mavericks look for another victory after winning five of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 102 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 104.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 18.7 points and 6.6 rebounds while Dennis Smith Jr. is averaging 13.8 points and 4.5 assists. Wesley Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Dirk Nowitzki is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won their last three road games.

The Charlotte Hornets need a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 105 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 21.3 points and 5.8 assists while Dwight Howard is averaging 15.7 points and 12.1 rebounds. Jeremy Lamb is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky is grabbing four rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost seven of their last nine road games.

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The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games, 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hornets are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games. The Mavericks are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Charlotte, the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Charlotte.

I simply don't like laying chalk with the Charlotte Hornets, as they're not a good basketball team. The Hornets continue to struggle with consistent offense and are outscoring teams by just 0.1 points on their home court. The Dallas Mavericks are on the end of a back to back, but they have been kind against the number recently and seem to be slowly finding themselves. The Hornets are overpriced here, and I'm not buying it. Give me the points with the Mavs, although there are better options on Wednesday's card.

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Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks +6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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