NBA Wagering Online – New Orleans at Dallas on ESPN

May 30, 2011 NBA Basketball

Two playoff teams meet on Wednesday night in NBA wagering online as the Dallas Mavericks host the New Orleans Hornets.

The seeding for each team is up in the air as the Mavericks will finish second or third in the Western Conference while New Orleans will finish 7th or 8th.  Make your NBA bet on this game at the Sbg global sportsbook.

Hornets Likely to Face San Antonio
The Hornets will probably face San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs.  It probably doesn’t matter who the Hornets face as they simply are not a team that is good enough to do much damage in the playoffs. The Hornets lost leading scorer David West to injury and although Carl Landry has filled in pretty well, the Hornets don’t have enough scoring to win consistently.  All-Star point guard Chris Paul has not played his best this season and he will likely leave New Orleans next season in free agency.  The Hornets are coming off a bad loss last time out to Utah on Monday. The Hornets were seven-point home favorites and lost outright 90-78.  How much incentive New Orleans has to win this game on Wednesday night is in question but there is no doubt they want to play better than they did on Monday against the Jazz.

Mavericks 18-20-2 ATS at Home
Dallas has a losing record vs. the point spread at home this season and that is nothing new. The Mavericks have been a far better team on the road against the number than at home for many seasons.  Their 18-20-2 ATS record at home is actually pretty good for Dallas considering how bad they have been in previous years at home. Depending upon the situation with their playoff seeding the Mavericks may choose to rest players in this game on Wednesday night.

Game Notes
The Hornets have won two of the three games against Dallas this season.  Going back to last year, the Hornets are 5-1-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings against the Mavericks. Dallas has had their troubles against the Southwest Division recently, going 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games. Five of the last six Dallas home games have gone under the total in NBA wagering online. In this series, the Under is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings in Dallas.