NBA Playoff Betting Preview
Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Hornets (Hornets lead 3-1)
Tuesday, 7:05 pm Eastern – TNT
SBG Global Opening Line: Hornets – 6, Total 193
The New Orleans Hornets will try and put away the Dallas Mavericks as the teams meet in game #5 on Tuesday night. The Mavericks are one game away from yet another first round failure. Chris Paul dominated the Mavericks in the first two games of the series and it was David West that did the Mavericks in on Sunday. He had 24 points while Peja Stojakovic added 19 points. “We’ve gotten them out of rhythm on the offensive end because of our defense … and that’s going to continue because we understand how important it is for us to play defense to win this series,” Hornets coach Byron Scott said. “We have a lot of confidence that we can win this series. Obviously right now, being up 3-1, we’ve put ourselves in a pretty good position to make sure that happens.” SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Hornets at Home.
Dallas could be playing their last game with their current roster. Head coach Avery Johnson could be in trouble along with a lot of the veterans on the Dallas squad. “We’ve got to show some heart, compete until the end, never give up,” Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki said. Nowtizki is averaging 28 points per game in the series but other than Jason Terry not many other players have been helping including Jason Kidd who looks old and tired.
SBG Global Current Line: Hornets – 6, Total 193
Here are the NBA betting stats for Tuesday’s game. The Mavericks are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 playoff games as an underdog. The Mavericks are 38-18-1 ATS in their last 57 vs. the Southwest. The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Mavericks are 9-24 ATS in their last 33 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Mavericks are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Mavericks are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New Orleans.
The Hornets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 playoff games as a favorite. The Hornets are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games. The Hornets are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Conference Quarterfinals games. The Hornets are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games as a home favorite. The home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between the two teams. The favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between the two teams.
The Over is 4-0 in the Mavericks last 4 playoff games as an underdog. The Over is 11-1 in the Mavericks last 12 games as a road underdog.
The Over is 4-0 in the Hornets last 4 playoff games as a favorite. The Over is 17-6-2 in the Hornets last 25 games as a home favorite. The Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New Orleans between the two teams.
Pick: As much as I would like to see this one continue the Mavs are old and will not hang with the Hornets. Hornets – 6 4units