Dallas Mavericks at Charlotte Hornets - 1/13/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks at Charlotte Hornets - 1/13/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets (6-5) vs Dallas Mavericks (5-4)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

Betting Odds: Charlotte Hornets +4.5 -- Over/Under: 219 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Dallas Mavericks and the Charlotte Hornets duke it out at the Spectrum Center on Wednesday night.

The Dallas Mavericks haven’t played since Saturday as they had their last game postponed, but they have really come to life lately as they’ve won four of their last five games and they will be looking to build on a current three-game win streak after blowing past the Magic in a 112-98 home win on Saturday. Tim Hardaway Jr. drained eight 3pointers to lead the team with 36 points on 12 of 20 shooting, Trey Burke drained seven 3-pointers to finish with 29 points off the bench while Luka Doncic casually racked up a triple-double of 20 points with 10 rebounds and 10 assists. As a team, the Mavericks shot 49 percent from the field and 20 of 40 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 36 points in the first quarter, before pulling away in the fourth quarter where they held the Magic to just 23 points.

Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets are coming into this game red-hot as they will be gunning for a fifth straight victory after taking down the Knicks in a 109-88 home win on Monday. Gordon Hayward led the way with 34 points on 11 of 17 shooting, Devonte Graham added 19 points while LaMelo Ball chipped in with eight points, 14 rebounds and seven assists off the bench. As a team, the Hornets shot 48 percent from the field and 13 of 32 from the 3-point line as they took a seven-point lead at halftime, before dominated the second half where they outscored the Knicks by 52-38 as they rode the hot hand of Hayward.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Mavericks are 0-5 ATS in their last five games as a road favorite and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Hornets are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games, 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record and 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall.

Head to head, the under is 11-5-1 in the last 17 meetings in Charlotte and the Mavericks are 14-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Charlotte.

The Mavericks are coming into this game well-rested as they had their last game postponed, but they were playing great basketball before that and are now up against a red-hot Hornets team who have won four in a row. The Mavericks are 14-3 ATS in the last 17 meetings in Charlotte, but the Hornets are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. This should be a close one and I’m tempted to take the Mavericks with the extra rest, but the Hornets as home underdogs is just too good to pass up right now.

 

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