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Mavericks vs Bobcats NBA Game Preview

Dallas MavericksCharlotte Bobcats
Nov 10, 7:30 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds


Dallas travels to Charlotte on Saturday, hoping to boost its 4-2 mark with a victory over the Bobcats.

The Bobcats sport records of 1-3 and 1-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Mavericks sit at 4-2 and 3-3 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-1 for the Bobcats and 5-1 for the Mavericks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Bobcats as 4.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 194.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bobcats - Mavericks odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Charlotte is rated No. 30 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Mavericks sit at No. 11. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 110-94 win for the Mavericks.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 6-ranked offense (99.5 PPG) against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 24 at 100.3 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 42.8% from the field per game, less than the Mavericks have managed so far this season (48.9% on average).

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.7 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

The Mavericks were a 104-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (198) made winners of UNDER bettors. O.J. Mayo scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Mavericks to victory (they lost 104-94 to New York at Madison Square Garden on Friday).

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 107-99 loser as they battled the Hornets on the road. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Bobcats got a terrific 34-point performance from Ben Gordon but New Orleans handed them a 107-99 defeat on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Minnesota are 8-2
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 3-7
After a loss are 0-10

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

Next up:
Dallas home to Minnesota, Monday, November 12
Charlotte home to Washington, Tuesday, November 13