Mavericks vs Hornets: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – December 30, 2020

The Dallas Mavericks (1-2) host the Charlotte Hornets (1-2) in a matchup of Southwest Division teams at American Airlines Center, starting at 8:30 PM ET on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. The Hornets are underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the teams this season. The matchup has a point total of .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of December 29, 2020, 10:55 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Mavericks vs Hornets Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 30

Mavericks:
Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Knee),
Josh Richardson: Day To Day (Calf)

Hornets:
Cody Zeller: Out (Hand)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:

Pick OU:
Under (222.5)

Prediction:
Hornets 120 Mavericks 100
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Mavericks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Luka Doncic 61 28.8 9.4 8.8 1.0 0.2 2.8
Kristaps Porzingis 57 20.4 9.5 1.8 0.7 2.0 2.5
Tim Hardaway Jr. 71 15.8 3.3 1.9 0.6 0.1 2.9
Josh Richardson 55 13.7 3.2 2.9 0.9 0.7 1.5
Dorian Finney-Smith 71 9.5 5.7 1.6 0.6 0.5 1.6

Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devonte’ Graham 63 18.2 3.4 7.5 1.0 0.2 3.5
Terry Rozier 63 18.0 4.4 4.1 1.0 0.2 2.7
Gordon Hayward 52 17.5 6.7 4.1 0.7 0.4 1.6
Miles Bridges 65 13.0 5.6 1.8 0.6 0.7 1.5
P.J. Washington 58 12.2 5.4 2.1 0.9 0.8 1.5

Shooting Trends

  • The Mavericks made 46.2% of their shots from the field last season, which was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Hornets allowed to their opponents (47.6%).
  • In games Dallas shot better than 47.6% from the field, it went 25-7-2 against the spread and 26-8 overall.
  • Charlotte’s record was 16-7-1 against the spread and 14-10 overall when its opponents made more than 46.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Hornets shot 43.4% from the field, 2.7% lower than the 46.1% the Mavericks’ opponents shot last season.
  • Charlotte had put together a 13-5-1 record against the spread and a 10-9 straight up record in games it shot over 46.1% from the field.
  • Last season, Dallas had a 16-9 record against the spread and an 18-7 straight up record when it allowed opponents to shoot over 43.4% from the field.
  • The Mavericks made 36.7% of their three-point shots last season, 1.5% higher than the 35.2% the Hornets allowed opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Dallas had a 29-14-2 record against the spread and a 32-13 record overall when the team made more than 35.2% of its three-point shots.
  • Charlotte put up a 24-12-1 against the spread while going 18-20 overall in games last season when its opponents shot better than 36.7% from downtown.
  • The Hornets shot 35.2% from three-point distance last season. That’s just 0.3 percentage points lower than the Mavericks allowed their opponents to shot from deep (35.5%).
  • Charlotte went 21-7-1 against the spread and 14-16 overall when shooting over 35.5% as a team from three-point range.
  • Dallas went 25-14-1 ATS and 29-11 overall in games it shot over 35.2% from deep.
  • The Mavericks knocked down 15 three-pointers per game last season, 2.9 more made shots on average than the 12.1 per game the Hornets allowed.
  • When Dallas made more three-pointers than its opponents last season, it went 31-25-3 against the spread and 36-23 overall. When Charlotte was out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it was 8-21-2 ATS and 8-23 straight up.
  • The Hornets made the 15th-most three-pointers in the league a season ago, while the Mavericks allowed the 17th-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

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Mavericks vs Hornets Stat Rankings

Mavericks Rank Mavericks AVG Hornets AVG Hornets Rank
3rd 117 Points Scored 102.9 30th
16th 113.1 Points Allowed 109.6 12th
6th 46.7 Rebounds 42.8 23rd
11th 10.3 Off. Rebounds 11 3rd
2nd 15 3pt Made 12.1 15th
14th 24.4 Assists 23.8 19th
1st 12.1 Turnovers 13.9 14th

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