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Mavericks vs Hornets Betting Matchup Report

New Orleans HornetsDallas Mavericks
April 17, 8:00 PM | American Airlines Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

27-54TEAM RECORD40-41

The Mavericks hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Hornets pay a visit to American Airlines Center in NBA betting action.

Dallas will face the 27-54 Hornets, who own a 40-41 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Mavericks are 47-31-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hornets are 42-38-1 favoring the OVER.

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Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Mavericks as 7.5-point favorites in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 197.5 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 17-rated Mavericks and the No. 25-ranked Hornets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 98-95 result in favor of the Mavericks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Dallas's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 101.2 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 14 at 97.9 PPG. The Mavericks field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 100.8 points per game when playing on the road. Dallas, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring on their home court.

The Hornets were a 107-89 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (196) made winners of UNDER bettors. Ryan Anderson scored 20 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 107-89 against Dallas in NBA action at New Orleans Arena.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 103-97 loser as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Mavericks failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Dallas got 26 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 103-97 loss against Memphis on Monday at American Airlines Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Dallas are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Hornets at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 12 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of New Orleans's last 18 games when playing on the road against Dallas
New Orleans is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Dallas
Dallas is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dallas's last 9 games at home
Dallas is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing New Orleans