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Bobcats open as NBA underdog vs Mavericks

Charlotte BobcatsDallas Mavericks
Nov 3, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

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Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Saturday when the Mavericks try to run the Bobcats off the court at American Airlines Center in pro hoops action.

Supporters of the Bobcats have seen them go 1-0 and 1-0 ATS so far this season, while the Mavericks are at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Mavericks are 2-0, while the Bobcats are 0-1.

View Charlotte vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Mavericks as 10-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 186, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 11 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bobcats are at No. 30 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bobcats will win this game 95-89.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 96.5 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 8 at 89 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 42.4% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 36.5% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bobcats own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game when on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in home scoring.

Charlotte was a 90-89 winner in its last match at home against the Pacers. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 179 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Kemba Walker went off for 30 points and added 5 rebounds leading Charlotte to a 90-89 win over Indiana on Friday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 113-94 result against the Jazz on October 31. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 207 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dallas suffered a 113-94 loss against Utah on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Darren Collison in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 7-3
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bobcats at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Charlotte's last 10 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte home to Phoenix, Wednesday, November 7
Dallas home to Portland, Monday, November 5

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