Mavericks vs. Hornets Saturday Prediction
The Mavericks have been a profitable team when they face the Hornets but are laying 4.5 points on Saturday night in Charlotte. Is Dallas still a good bet to cover that number despite the team’s struggles over its last 10 games?
531 Dallas Mavericks (-4.5) at 532 Charlotte Hornets (+4.5); o/u 216.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 8, 2020
According to our NBA Public Betting Chart page, 75% of betting tickets are on Mavericks to cover the spread in this matchup.
Dallas Mavericks Fantasy Spin
Kristaps Porzingis (nose) scored 11 points with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Wizards on Friday. Foul trouble was a problem for KP to keep him at bay in a favorable matchup. Porzingis was not wearing a mask after his broken nose on Wednesday, and he did struggle with his shot on 3-of-9 from the field. He had been rolling since Luka Doncic (ankle) went down, so expect him to bounce back on Saturday in a dream matchup against the Hornets. Although, his fantasy owners will want to check back for an update on the B2B set.
Charlotte Hornets Fantasy Spin
Marvin Williams is planning to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks after contract buyout from Charlotte, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Apparently, the Bucks didn't have enough length and 3-point shooters. Williams is a great fit for this offense and will help one of the league's best interior defenses get even better. It's not really a great spot for his fantasy value, but he has a shot to unseat Robin Lopez and could be Giannis Antetokounmpo's backup at times.
The Mavericks have covered the spread in 13 of their last 16 games when playing the Hornets in Charlotte. They’re also 12-3-1 at the betting window in their last 16 games when they’re favored on the road, are 8-3-2 against the number in their last 13 games overall and are 19-7-3 against the spread in their last 29 games coming off a loss. On the other side, the Hornets are winless at the window in their last four games overall and are 0-6 against the number in their last six games after their opponent allows 100 points or more in its previous contest.
SATURDAY NBA BETTING PREDICTION: DALLAS MAVERICKS -4.5