Dallas got 27 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 101-96 victory over Charlotte on Thursday at American Airlines Center.
The Mavericks won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 14-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play.
Dallas got 18 points from Jason Terry and another 14 points from Rodrigue Beaubois. Dirk Nowitzki contributed 5 assists, while Brendan Haywood cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Charlotte got 21 points from Corey Maggette in a losing cause and another 14 points from Tyrus Thomas. D.J. Augustin contributed 4 assists for the Bobcats, while Bismack Biyombo had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Charlotte were victorious, as the score was 54-48 at the break.
Dallas won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 46-41.
Dallas heads into a battle against the Spurs. Charlotte, meanwhile, will have their next action against Toronto.