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Hornets home to Mavericks in NBA betting action

Dallas MavericksNew Orleans Hornets
April 14, 6:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

39-40TEAM RECORD27-53

The Hornets will be trying to slam the Mavericks on Sunday when the teams tip off at New Orleans Arena in NBA betting action.

New Orleans will face the 39-40 Mavericks, who own a 46-33 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hornets are 42-38 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mavericks are 46-31-2 favoring the OVER.

View Dallas vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
New Orleans opened as 3-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 194 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hornets at No. 25 and the Mavericks at No. 18 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 98-95 result in favor of the Mavericks.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 20-rated squad against Dallas's No. 14-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 19 in the league with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 13 with 7.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.2 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Dallas was a 108-105 winner at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (213) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Mavericks got a 22-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki, who added 10 rebounds as Dallas ran past Denver 108-105 on Friday at American Airlines Center.

The Hornets were a 96-93 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (189) made winners of UNDER bettors. Eric Gordon scored 25 points for New Orleans on Friday, but the Clippers managed a 96-93 victory over the Hornets at New Orleans Arena.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 4-6
After playing Denver are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Dallas are 1-9
After playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Mavericks at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas's last 11 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Dallas's last 13 games
Dallas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
New Orleans is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games

Next up:
Dallas home to Memphis, Monday, April 15
New Orleans at Dallas, Wednesday, April 17