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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Dallas Mavericks vs. Charlotte Hornets - March 26, 2023

November 5, 2023


The Charlotte Hornets and Dallas Mavericks square off in a potentially fast-paced NBA betting matchup. The Mavericks are heavily favored to win with a point spread of -11 (-115) while at home.


  • Date: November 5, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET

  • Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

  • Coverage: NBA League Pass

Charlotte Hornets Preview

The Hornets have not made much progress to start the season. In fact, they are hovering at the bottom of the Eastern Conference. They also have recent losses that have been around double digits each time of defeat.

Despite those issues at hand, they are currently third in the Southeast Division. They have had issues on both ends of the floor, making it difficult to back them in any situation.

On offense, they average 113.8 points per game and rank 16th in the league. Defensively, they allow teams to average 120.5 and rank 27th in the league for that scenario. This negative point ratio is not going to cut it against the Mavs strong offense.

Their offensive efficiency ranks 17th in the league, with a rating of 109.5. As for their efficiency on defense, they rank 25th at a rating of 116.0. They will need to fix these in order to keep up with any team.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Mavericks finally suffered their first loss of the season, which was a 125-114 performance against the defending NBA champs, the Denver Nuggets. Luka Doncic still played excellently with 34 points, but fell just short in their attempts at a win.

The Mavs are first in the Southwest Division and third in the Western Conference. Their ability to make the right plays has improved tremendously since last season, making them a dangerous team.

Their offense ranks fourth in the league for points per game at 120.8. On the other end of the floor, their defense ranks 19th as they allow teams to average 115.8.

With such a great offense, their efficiency ranks second with a rating of 120.7. Defensively, they rank 23rd in efficiency with a rating of 115.7. This is a great chance to improve upon these averages.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie shows the odds for this game, with the Dallas Mavericks as heavy favorites to win. Looking at market analysis, the Mavs have a 79.3 percent chance to win.


  • Charlotte Hornets: +11 (-105)

  • Dallas Mavericks: -11 (-115)

Terry Rozier leads the Hornets with about 22.0 points per game and is really the main offensive threat each night. For the Mavs, Luka is essentially averaging a triple-double per game with 33.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 9.4 assists. Look for the Mavs to click offensively for the point spread in their favor.

Spooky Express Pick: Dallas Mavericks  -11 (-115)