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Hornets vs Mavericks Preview

Dallas MavericksNew Orleans Hornets
Jan 21, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Hornets Odds


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

The Hornets currently sports a record of 3-12, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-9 ATS. The Mavericks are 9-7 and 11-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hornets post a 5-10 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mavericks have gone 5-11 against the number.

View Dallas vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Hornets sat as 5.5-point underdogs. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 175.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Hornets) and the No. 16 (Mavericks) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 94-85 result in favor of the Mavericks is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 6-rated squad against Dallas's No. 18-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 29 in the league with 3.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 6.7 per outing.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 90.2 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Dallas won its last outing, a 94-91 result against the Jazz on January 19. The Mavericks covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 185 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Mavericks grabbed a 94-91 win over the Jazz on Thursday, behind a 22-point effort from Shawn Marion at EnergySolutions Arena.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 90-88 loser as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Hornets covered in the match as a 10-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Jason Smith scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Hornets to victory (they lost 90-88 to Houston at Toyota Center on Thursday).

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Phoenix are 7-3
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

A few Mavericks at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Dallas's last 13 games
Dallas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing New Orleans
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to Phoenix, Monday, January 23
New Orleans home to San Antonio, Monday, January 23