Charlotte Hornets vs. Dallas Mavericks - 2/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Dallas Mavericks at Charlotte Hornets

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Spectrum Center)

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The Dallas Mavericks are on the road for a battle with the Charlotte Hornets.  The Mavericks are (31-20), coming off a 121-107 home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.  The Hornets are (16-35), after falling on the road to the Houston Rockets, 125-110.

In the Mavericks loss to the Grizzlies, Dallas was led on offense by Kristatps Porzingis.  Porzingis collected 32 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 steals.  The Mavericks shot 36% from the floor and 40% from 3-point distance.  Dallas allowed Memphis to convert on 53% of their shots from the floor.  Dallas won smoked inside the paint, being out scored 60 to 26.

In the Hornets loss to the Rockets, Charlotte was guided throughout the game by Miles Bridges.  Bridges recorded a double-double, finishing with 20 points and 15 rebounds.  The Hornets shot 47% from the floor and 39% from 3-point range.  The Hornets lost the game from 3-point distance, allowing Houston to connect 20 times.  The Hornets were out scored from deep, 60 to 39.

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Recent Betting Trends:

Mavericks are 17-5-1 ATS on the road.

The over is 30-21 in Mavericks games this season.

The Hornets are 11-12-1 ATS at home.

The over is 26-25 on the season for the Hornets.

The Mavericks have the 3rd best scoring offense, while the Hornets are at the bottom, ranked 30th.  Defensively, both teams are in the middle in points allowed.  The Hornets have won just 1 out of their last 10, while the Mavericks have won 2 of their last 3.  Dallas will be to much for the Hornets to keep up with.  Final score prediction, Mavericks will win and cover.  

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