Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Dallas Mavericks 2/26/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Dallas Mavericks 2/26/23
Sun 26th March 2023

The Charlotte Hornets (24-51, 12-24 Home) play host to the Dallas Mavericks (36-38, 14-22 Away), who will be hoping to end their losing skid, on Sunday. The teams face off in their second straight game against each other. Charlotte defeated Dallas 117-109 at American Airlines Center on Friday.

PJ Washington led the Hornets with 28 points, while Gordon Hayward played a key role with 25 points and nine assists. Luka Doncic had 34 points, 10 rebounds, and eight assists in the losing effort. The Mavericks are the ninth seed in the Western Conference.

The Hornets are 14th in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets’ win on Friday was the only previous game between the teams this season. The Mavs have been led this season by Doncic, who is averaging 32.9 points per game, second-highest in the league.

Doncic also is contributing 8.2 assists, sixth-most in the NBA, and 8.6 rebounds per game. Terry Rozier (21.1 ppg) has been the primary provider for the Hornets on offense. Rozier also has doled out 5.1 assists per game. Mason Plumlee has collected 9.7 rebounds per game.

The Mavericks have had the advantage in the last 10 trips to Spectrum Center, winning six. In the last 10 games, Dallas is 3-7 with an average margin of -3.1 (113.8-116.9). Charlotte has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 111.7 points per game on average while scoring only 104.4 (-7.3 margin). The Hornets are averaging 111.2 ppg for the full season while allowing 117.3.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaden Hardy: 21.8 | 11.6 | +10.3
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 11.0 | 19.3 | -8.3
Points per game:
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 7.0 | 14.0 | -7.0
Assists per game:
Luka Doncic: 12.5 | 8.2 | +4.3


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mark Williams: 23.0 | 14.8 | +8.2
Theo Maledon: 5.0 | 10.2 | -5.2
Rebounds per game:
Nick Richards: 10.4 | 6.3 | +4.1
Kelly Oubre Jr.: 3.5 | 5.2 | -1.7
Assists per game:
Dennis Smith Jr.: 7.0 | 4.8 | +2.2

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Dallas Mavs -11.5 (-110)

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