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NBA odds preview - Bobcats vs. Mavericks

Charlotte BobcatsDallas Mavericks
March 15, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

6-35TEAM RECORD24-20

The Mavericks will hit the floor running against the visiting Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Dallas will face the 6-35 Bobcats, who own a 15-26 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mavericks are 19-25 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bobcats are 18-22-1 favoring the OVER.

View Charlotte vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 7-rated Mavericks and the No. 30-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-80 win for the Mavericks on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 22-ranked offense (94.3 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 27 at 100.2 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 43.7% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.4% on average).

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 26-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.9 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Charlotte lost its last outing, a 107-87 result against the Rockets on March 14. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game OVER the total. Charlotte was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Houston and falling 107-87 at Toyota Center.

Dallas won its last outing, a 107-98 result against the Wizards on March 13. The Mavericks failed to cover in that game as a 12.5-point favorite, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. Dirk Nowitzki went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds leading Dallas over Washington, 107-98, on Tuesday at American Airlines Center.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Washington are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Bobcats at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Charlotte's last 15 games on the road
Charlotte is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games
Charlotte is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Dallas
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 at home against Charlotte
Dallas is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Dallas's last 21 games at home

Next up:
Charlotte home to Toronto, Saturday, March 17
Dallas home to San Antonio, Saturday, March 17