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Hornets vs Mavericks Betting Preview

Dallas MavericksNew Orleans Hornets
March 2, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

21-15TEAM RECORD8-27

Dallas travels to New Orleans on Friday, hoping to boost its 21-15 mark with a victory over the Hornets.

The Hornets sport records of 8-27 and 17-18 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mavericks sit at 21-15 and 20-16 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 15-19-1 for the Hornets and 14-22 for the Mavericks.

View Dallas vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 19 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks are at No. 2 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 95-86.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 29-ranked offense (88.2 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 4 at 91 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 43.6% from the field per game, almost the same as the Mavericks have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mavericks own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 91.2 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in home scoring.

Dallas lost its last outing, a 96-85 result against the Grizzlies on February 29. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 181 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Dallas got 18 points from Jason Terry but lost anyway 96-85 against the Grizzlies on Wednesday at FedExForum.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 95-84 loser as they battled the Raptors at home. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite, while 179 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New Orleans got 20 points from Marco Belinelli but lost anyway 95-84 against the Raptors on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Utah are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8

A few Mavericks at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 8 games
Dallas is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Dallas is 3-6-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Dallas
New Orleans is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Dallas
New Orleans is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Dallas home to Utah, Saturday, March 3
New Orleans home to Indiana, Saturday, March 3