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Charlotte Hornets vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 4-9-24 Picks

Dallas Mavericks (48-30) vs. Charlotte Hornets (19-59)
April 9, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +10.5; Over/Under: +219.5
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The Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Mavericks vs Hornets prediction.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks are coming off wins over the Hawks, Rockets, and Warriors. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 118.6 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 116 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.9 points and 9.8 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.8 points and 5 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets recently lost to the Thunder and Trail Blazers while beating the Magic. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 106.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 116.6 points on 49.3 percent shooting. Miles Bridges is averaging 21.3 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Brandon Miller is averaging 17.2 points and 4.3 rebounds. Mark Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Grant Williams is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game.

Charlotte Hornets Team Facts

  • The Hornets have lost each of their last 13 home games against Western Conference opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Hornets have failed to cover the spread in eight of their last nine home games against opponents who are on the first leg of a back-to-back.
  • Each of the Hornets’ last six games as home underdogs following a home loss have gone OVER the total points line.

Dallas Mavericks Team Facts

  • The Mavericks have won each of their last 12 games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Mavericks have covered the spread in each of their last eight road games against Eastern Conference opponents that held a losing record.
  • Eight of the Mavericks’ last nine night games have gone UNDER the total points line.

Mavericks vs Hornets Prediction

The Mavs are playing their best ball of the season with wins in 9 of their last 10 games, and they covered 8 of those games. The Mavericks need to keep winning to stay out of the play-in tournament. The Mavs also have an outside shot at the fourth seed in the West. The Hornets don’t cover numbers despite being huge underdogs nightly. The Hornets have a cover percentage of 41 percent. Only the Hawks are worse at covering numbers than the Hornets. Assuming Luka plays, and it would be nice to see Lively II play as well, but the Mavs should win this road game comfortably. I’ll lay the points with the Mavericks.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Dallas Mavericks -10.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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