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Hornets at Mavs in NBA Betting

The New Orleans Hornets will be looking to sting the Dallas Mavericks in their NBA betting matchup on Saturday night.

New Orleans is 5-5 SU and 5-3-2 ATS in its past 10 games against Dallas, but the last time these teams met back in April the Mavericks crushed the Hornets by a score of 121-89 at home.

View New Orleans vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Mavericks are listed as 10.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 180.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mavericks at No. 17 and the Hornets at No. 20 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 88-87 result in favor of the Hornets.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 2 in the league with 46.7 per game. That compares with Dallas’s No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dallas is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 29 with 3.3 per contest.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 91.3 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 96-88 result against the Nuggets on January 6. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog, while the 184 combined points took the game UNDER the total. New Orleans suffered a 96-88 loss against Denver on Friday, getting 16 points from Greivis Vasquez in a losing effort at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Dallas was a 93-71 loser on the road against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 2–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (164) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Dallas was run off the court by the Spurs on Thursday as San Antonio blasted them 93-71 at AT&T Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Hornets at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of New Orleans's last 16 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas
New Orleans is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Dallas is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans at Denver, Monday, January 9
Dallas at Detroit, Tuesday, January 10

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