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Mavericks visit Hornets in hoops battle

Dallas MavericksNew Orleans Hornets
Feb 22, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

24-29TEAM RECORD19-36

The Hornets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Mavericks tip off at New Orleans Arena on Friday in NBA play.

New Orleans will face the 24-29 Mavericks, who own a 31-22 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hornets are 29-26 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mavericks are 33-19-1 favoring the OVER.

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Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Hornets as 1-point underdogs in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 199.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 20-rated Mavericks taking on the No. 25-rated Hornets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-96 win for the Mavericks on Friday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Orleans's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 94.1 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 28 at 102.6 PPG. The Hornets field goal percentage has averaged 45.3% so far, almost the same as the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.7 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 111-96 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite, while 207 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dallas earned a 111-96 victory over Orlando on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Shawn Marion at American Airlines Center.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 105-100 result against the Cavaliers on February 20. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. New Orleans suffered a 105-100 loss against Cleveland on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Brian Roberts in a losing effort at Quicken Loans Arena.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 10-0
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Mavericks at Hornets trends to consider:
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 10 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 6 games on the road
New Orleans is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 10 games when playing Dallas
New Orleans is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas

Next up:
Dallas home to LA Lakers, Sunday, February 24
New Orleans home to Sacramento, Sunday, February 24