Hornets vs. Mavericks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 26 (Dallas Gets Back on Track in Charlotte)

Hornets vs. Mavericks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 26 (Dallas Gets Back on Track in Charlotte)


Hornets vs. Mavericks Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, March 26, 2023
  • Time: 1:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Spectrum Center -- Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Coverage: BSSE and BSSW

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Sunday with nine more games, including a battle between the Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets. The Mavericks rank 11th in the Western Conference with a 36-38 record, while the Hornets check in 14th in the Eastern Conference with a dismal 24-51 record.

These two teams met on Friday night inside the American Airlines Center in what ended up being a 117-109 win for the Hornets. The victory was only Charlotte's second in its last seven games, while the loss was Dallas' sixth in its last eight games. Which team will emerge victorious on Sunday?

Hornets vs. Mavericks Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CHA: (+420) | DAL: (-560)
  • Spread: CHA: +10.5 (-108) | DAL: -10.5 (-112)
  • Total: 230 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Mavericks enter this contest as considerable road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 1 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 230 points, which is about average compared to Sunday's projected totals.

Mavericks vs Hornets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Mavericks -9 - - 228.5 -112 -108 -390 310

Hornets vs. Mavericks Betting Trends

  • The Mavericks covered 46 times in 82 matchups with a spread last season.
  • The Hornets' ATS record as underdogs of 9 points or more was 3-1 last season.
  • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 31 times in Mavericks games.
  • Last year, 41 of the Hornets' 82 games hit the over.

Hornets vs. Mavericks Prediction & Pick

Dallas is playing some of its worst basketball of the season at the worst possible time. The Mavericks sit on the outside the NBA playoff picture and have lost five straight games on a Sunday. Losing to the Hornets as a 15.5-point favorite on Friday was a gut punch that simply cannot happen again.

A lack of bench scoring cost Dallas its last time out, but players like Reggie Bullock and Josh Green couldn't have asked for a much better bounce-back rematch. Charlotte allows 117.3 points per game (No. 22 in NBA) and sends its opponent to the free throw line 24.2 times per game (No. 21 in NBA).

Charlotte has lost six of its last seven home games, too, so fade the Hornets on Sunday afternoon.

Final Score Prediction: Hornets: 108 | Mavericks: 118

Hornets vs. Mavericks Best Bet

This game lines up as another defensive battle after Friday's matchup hit the under. The Hornets have struggled to score without LaMelo Ball on the floor and Dallas has taken a step back on offense as of late. Overall, neither one of these teams is averaging more than 113.8 points per game on the year.

The total has hit the under in five of Dallas' last six away games as well as in six of Charlotte's last seven games against a Western Conference opponent. The under has also cashed in four of the last five showdowns between the Mavericks and Hornets. Trust the trends here and root for misses.

Bet: Under 230 Points (-110)

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