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Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Hornets - 2/6/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Charlotte Hornets at Dallas Mavericks
Date & Time Wednesday February 6, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas
The Line
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -5 -- Over/Under: 216.5
TV Channel
FSCR
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The Charlotte Hornets and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.

The Charlotte Hornets look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 24.6 points and 5.6 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 14.8 points and 5.6 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and Marvin Williams is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Dallas Mavericks could use a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 109.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 20.7 points and 5.4 assists while Harrison Barnes is averaging 17.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. Dorian Finney-Smith is grabbing 4.6 rebounds and Dwight Powell is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won five of their last nine home games.

The Hornets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Mavericks are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 vs. Eastern Conference, 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 home games and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and the underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 13-3 in Mavericks last 16 overall. The over is 11-4-1 in Hornets last 16 road games.

The Dallas Mavericks absolutely beat the hell out of the Charlotte Hornets when these teams met last month. The Charlotte Hornets are coming off a brutal home loss last night to the Los Angeles Clippers when they completely fell apart in the second half. Right when I finally give the Hornets some credit, they screw me over. The Dallas Mavericks are playing well at both ends of the floor right now and winning by an average of seven points in their last five games. The Mavs have also been a consistent home team all season long where they're 17-7-1 ATS. I'll eat the reasonable number with the Mavericks at home, as I'm back to fading the Hornets and their inept play. 

Pick:
Dallas Mavericks -5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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