Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Hornets - 1/4/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Charlotte Hornets at Dallas Mavericks

Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 8:30 PM (American Airlines Center)

Dallas Mavericks -11.5 (-110), O/U 216.5 (-110)

The Charlotte Hornets are traveling to the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas to face off against the Dallas Mavericks. Charlotte is coming off of a 3 point win at Cleveland in their last matchup, making them 14-23 and 7-12 away. The Mavericks won by 12 points against the Nets, boosting them to 22-12 on the year and 10-7 at home.  

 

The Charlotte Hornets enter this game averaging 103.9 points per game and also allow 110.6 points a game. The Hornets are led by stellar point guard, Devonte Graham. Graham is 34th in the league in scoring and also 6th in the league in assist. Graham averages 18.8 points per game and also averaging 7.8 assist a game. Charlotte has been horrible this year, but Graham has been their only bright spot.

 

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.5 points per game and also allow 108.9 points per game. The Mavericks are led by young superstar, Luka Doncic. Doncic is 3rd in points scored in the league, 17th in rebounds, and 3rd in assist. Doncic is averaging 29.1, 9.6, and 8.9 respectively. Doncic has been so impressive almost averaging a triple double and has been the clear leader on this Maverick team.

 

Recent Betting Trends

 

The Charlotte Hornets are 17-18-2 ATS this year.

 

Charlotte is 1-4 ATS their last 5 games.

 

The Dallas Mavericks are 19-15 ATS this year.

 

Dallas is 2-4 ATS their last 6 games.

 

In this matchup I like the Dallas Mavericks to win and cover the spread. Dallas is 19-15 ATS this year and Charlotte will not be able to contain Luka Doncic. Charlotte is 1-4 ATS their last 5 games and 17-18-2 ATS this year. Final score prediction, Dallas wins and covers the spread 117-102.

Nate’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -11.5

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