NBA Playoffs odds will have the Dallas Mavericks as one of the favorites in the Western Conference but there will also be plenty of NBA betting skepticism about the Mavs ability to go all the way.
The Dallas Mavericks will host the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night in the regular season finale for both teams. ESPN will televise the game with a starting time of 8 PM ET and Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this matchup that could be a preview of a potential playoff series so be sure and have your account open and ready for action today!
The New Orleans Hornets had a record of 46-33 straight up and 39-38-2 against the spread. The Hornets were 19-19-1 against the spread on the road and went under the total in 26 out of 39 away games. Defense is the strength of the Hornets and what will be their main asset in the NBA basketball playoffs.
New Orleans ranked 4th in the NBA for points allowed while their offense was sluggish and ranked 26th in the league for scoring. David West led New Orleans with 18.9 points per game while Chris Paul had 9.9 assists per game and Emeka Okafor was the top rebounder with 9.6 per outing.
Dallas was 54-25 straight up and 41-36-2 against the spread. The Mavericks may be an overlay at home with the NBA playoffs odds as they paid out in just 17 out of 39 games as a host. Dirk Nowitzki is again the main weapon for the Mavericks as he had a team leading 23 points per game.
Dallas has struggled on the board against New Orleans with just 6 payouts in their last 20 games against the Hornets. The Mavs have gotten the money in just 1 of their last 8 games in this head to head series with New Orleans.
This series has gone over the total in 4 of the last 5 matchups between the two teams. Dallas has covered just 1 of their last 4 home games against the Hornets with the last 2 games between the teams in Dallas going over the basketball betting odds total.