Stephen Nover's NBA Saturday Spread Crusher
Dallas vs. Charlotte,
02/08/2020 19:00 EDT,
Score: 116 - 100
Point Spread: -4/-107 Dallas
Even though Dallas won't have injured Luka Doncic and are playing without rest, they still should beat the Hornets by more than this point spread.
Charlotte has turned into one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Hornets have lost 12 of their last 13 games with the lone victory during this span coming against the Knicks at home. The Hornets really have problems stepping up in class. They are 4-12 ATS the past 16 times when meeting above .500 opponents.
Dallas is coming off a tough 119-118 road defeat to the Wizards last night. The Mavericks didn't play well and were knocked off on a buzzer-beating layup by Bradley Beal. Dallas not only has incentive to bounce back, but also strong revenge motivation, too. Charlotte stunned the Mavericks, 123-120, in overtime as 11 1/2-point road 'dogs during the first meeting.
The Mavericks are very strong in this role going 12-3-1 ATS as road chalk.
The Hornets could be missing several of their rotation players. Cody Martin is in concussion protocol and veteran forward Marvin Williams is expected to sign with another team possibly the Bucks.