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Mavericks vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 24, 2023

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Odds are against Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (23-51), who are a 13-point underdog when they square off with Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks (36-37) on March 24, 2023.

Mavericks vs. Hornets Odds

  • Mavericks odds to win: -769
  • Hornets odds to win: +510
  • Spread: Mavericks (-13)

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
  • TV: BSSW and BSSE

Who Will Win Mavericks vs. Hornets?

Mavericks and Hornets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

When they have played as at least 13-point favorites this season, the Mavericks are 1-0 against the spread.

Dallas’ ATS record is 27-42-4 this season.

The Hornets have a 31-40-3 record against the spread this season.

Mavericks Stats & Insights

The Mavericks average 113.9 points per game (17th in the league) while giving up 113.4 per outing (15th in the NBA). They have a +34 scoring differential overall.

The Mavericks come up short in the rebound battle by an average of 5.5 boards. They are pulling down 38.6 rebounds per game (30th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 44.1 per contest.

Dallas connects on 15.1 three-pointers per game (third-most in the league) at a 37.1% rate (ninth-best in the NBA), compared to the 11 per game its opponents make at a 34.9% rate.

The Mavericks’ 114.3 points per 100 possessions on offense rank sixth in the NBA, and the 113.7 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 20th in the league.

The Mavericks’ offense has been much better in home games (115.4 PPG) compared to road games (112.4 PPG). Likewise, their defense has been better when playing at home (111.6 PPG allowed) when compared to their play on the road (115.3 PPG allowed).

Hornets Stats & Insights

The Hornets have been outscored by 6.3 points per game (posting 111.1 points per game, 27th in league, while conceding 117.4 per outing, 22nd in NBA) and have a -467 scoring differential.

Charlotte is eighth in the NBA at 44.5 rebounds per game. That’s 2.1 fewer than the 46.6 its opponents average.

The Hornets hit 10.6 three-pointers per game (28th in the league) at a 32.6% rate (30th in NBA), compared to the 12.3 per contest their opponents make, shooting 35.8% from beyond the arc.

The Hornets rank 26th in the league averaging 109.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 22nd, allowing 113.9 points per 100 possessions.

In 2022-23 Charlotte is averaging 2.1 fewer points per game at home (110) than on the road (112.1).

Mavericks Key Players to Watch

Doncic averages 32.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, with 8.2 assists.

Tim Hardaway Jr. makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Mavericks, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.

Doncic picks up 1.4 takeaways per game, and Christian Wood collects 1.1 rejections per contest.

Hornets Key Players to Watch

The Hornets go-to guy, Rozier, leads active Hornets players in both scoring (21.1 points per game) and assists (5.1 assists per game).

Nick Richards has per-game averages of 7.9 points, 0.6 assists and 6.2 rebounds this season.

Rozier cashes in on 2.6 treys per game.

The Hornets’ defensive effort gets a lift from Dennis Smith Jr.’s 1.4 steals and P.J. Washington’s 1.1 blocks per game.

Mavericks vs. Hornets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Hornets (+ 13)
  • Prediction:
    Mavericks 119 – Hornets 109

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