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NBA odds: Dallas vs. New Orleans

The Dallas Mavericks welcome New Orleans to American Airlines Arena tonight looking to extend their four-game home winning streak against the Hornets.

The Mavericks and Hornets lasted clashed in New Orleans on March 9 when the Hornets recorded a 93-92 win as a 5-point underdog. Jarrett Jack led New Orleans with 21 points, six rebounds and seven assists in the upset, while Dirk Nowitzki had 26 points for the Mavericks.

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Betting Line:
The Mavericks are listed as 9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 189.5. Watch the NBA line moves on this game during the day and bet it live at Sports Interaction while pocketing a $125 free cash bonus.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 6 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Hornets are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 100-97.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 100 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 4 at 93.7 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 47.4% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.2 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

New Orleans was a 90-78 loser in its last match at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 168 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New Orleans got 15 points from Chris Paul but lost anyway 90-78 against the Jazz on Monday at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Dallas was a 98-91 winner on the road against the Rockets. They covered the 3.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, leading Dallas over Houston, 98-91, on Monday at Toyota Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Utah are 9-1
After a loss are 7-3

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a win are 6-4


A few Hornets at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New Orleans's last 15 games when playing on the road against Dallas
New Orleans is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Dallas
New Orleans is 7-13-2 ATS in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Dallas
Dallas is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Dallas's last 15 games when playing at home against New Orleans

 

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