Mavericks vs Hornets: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – December 30, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 30, 2020

The Dallas Mavericks (1-2) take the court against the Charlotte Hornets (1-2) as favorites on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 8:30 PM ET on FS-SE. The point total is set at in the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds 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

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Injury Report as of December 30

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

Hornets: Cody Zeller: Out (Hand)

Mavericks and Hornets Records ATS

  • Dallas managed to cover the spread in less than half its games last season, putting together a record of 38-39-3 against the spread.
  • The Mavericks were 9-8-1 against the spread in 2019-20 when they were at least a 7.5-point favorite.
  • Dallas and its opponents hit the over in 49 of 80 games last season (61.2%).
  • Charlotte routinely covered the spread last season with a record of 32-30-2.
  • 34 of Charlotte’s 64 games (53.1%) last season didn’t cover the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Mavericks got a team-high 26 points out of Seth Curry on the way to a 116-100 victory over Devonte’ Graham (26 points) and the Hornets in their last matchup on Saturday. The Mavericks were 3-point favorites in the game and covered the spread in the win. The teams combined to score 216 total points to go over the 213-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/8/2020 Mavericks Hornets -3 213 -146 124 Regular Season 116-100 DAL
1/4/2020 Mavericks Mavericks -11.5 217.5 -731 532 Regular Season 123-120 CHA
2/6/2019 Mavericks Regular Season 99-93 DAL
1/2/2019 Hornets Regular Season 122-84 DAL
3/24/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 102-98 CHA
1/10/2018 Hornets Regular Season 115-111 DAL
12/5/2016 Mavericks Regular Season 109-101 CHA
12/1/2016 Hornets Regular Season 97-87 CHA
3/14/2016 Hornets Regular Season 107-96 DAL
11/5/2015 Mavericks Regular Season 108-94 CHA
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Scoring Trends

  • Dallas’ games last year resulted in a higher total score than Wednesday’s matchup over/under (222.5 points) in 47 out of 81 opportunities (58% of matchups).
  • In 26.2% of Charlotte’s games last season (17 of 65), the total points scored was more than Wednesday’s 222.5-point over/under.
  • Last season, the average total for Mavericks games was 230.2 points, 7.7 more than the over/under of 222.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 10.0 points more than the average over/under in Hornets’ games last season (212.5 points).
  • The Mavericks had an average implied point total of 115.7 last season, which is 0.7 points higher than their implied total in Wednesday’s game (115).
  • Last season, Dallas scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (115) 43 times.
  • The Hornets’ average implied point total last season (111.4 points) is 3.4 points higher than their implied total in this matchup (108 points).
  • Charlotte scored more than 108 points in 22 games last season.
  • Last season, the Mavericks were at the third spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (117 PPG), while the Hornets allowed the 12th-fewest points per game (109.6) in the league.
  • The Mavericks scored a total of 313 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 3.9 per game), while the Hornets were out-scored by opponents on average last year (by 439 total points, -6.7 per game).

Mavericks Leaders

  • Luka Doncic contributed 28.8 points per game last season while adding 8.8 assists.
  • Kristaps Porzingis pulled down 9.5 rebounds per game.
  • Willie Cauley-Stein averaged 1.1 steals per game. Porzingis collected 2.0 blocks a game.

Hornets Leaders

  • Graham put up 18.2 points per game last season while tacking on 7.5 assists.
  • Cody Zeller pulled down 7.1 rebounds per game.
  • Terry Rozier swiped 1.0 steal per game. Bismack Biyombo collected 0.9 blocks a contest.

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