Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 19 (3/19): NBA

Dallas Mavericks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 19 (3/19): NBA

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Time 7:00 p.m. EST
Mavericks money line -125
Mavericks spread -1.5
Hornets money line +105
Hornets spread +1.5
Over / under 225.5


2021-2022 season stats
  Dallas Mavericks Charlotte Hornets
Record 43-27 35-35
Road / home record 20-15 17-17
Streak L1 W3
Points per game 106.7 114.89
Points allowed per game 103.65 114.81
Rebounds per game 43.09 45.03
Rebounds allowed per game 44.1 47.54
Over / under record 24-44-2 34-35-1

The Dallas Mavericks continue on the road and will visit the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday. This is the second time these teams face off this season and the Mavs won the last game 120-96 in Dallas.


The Mavericks have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 20-15 on the road this season. Dallas has a 43-27 record overall ranking second in the Southwest division. Dallas is the leader in the Western Conference giving up only 103.8 points per game while holding opponents to 45.7% shooting.

Luka Doncic is averaging 28 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.6 assists for the Mavericks. Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 19.5 points and 4.6 assists over the past 10 games for Dallas.

Dallas are 8-2 in their last 10 games, averaging 106.2 points, 40.7 rebounds, 20.3 assists, 6.1 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 46.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.5 points.

INJURIES:  Tim Hardaway Jr., Bullock, Theo Pinson, are out.


The Hornets have won 3 straight games and are 17-17 at home this season with a 35-35 overall ranking third in the Southeast Division. Charlotte leads the Eastern Conference with 114.9 points and is shooting 46.2%. Charlotte defeated the Atlanta Hawks 116-106 on Wednesday night. LaMelo Ball had 22 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds, P.J. Washington scored 13 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter.

LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 7.4 assists and 1.5 steals for the Hornets. Terry Rozier is averaging 24.8 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

In their last 10 games the Hornets are 6-4, averaging 121.3 points, 43.8 rebounds, 29.0 assists, 9.3 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 49.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.4 points per game.


Dallas are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas' last 6 games.

Charlotte are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte's last 6 games.


One of the best offensive teams against one of the best in defense will meet. The Hornets are scoring an average of 121.3 ppg in their last 10 games but are allowing a lot of points while the Mavs are allowing only 105.5 ppg. Usually the defense always control the pace of the game so expect the Mavs to repeat the dose from the last game against the Hornets. Take the Mavericks.

PICK: Mavericks -1.5 (-110)

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