Doncic leads Dallas into matchup with Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets (15-13, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Dallas Mavericks (13-13, seventh in the Western Conference)
Dallas; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mavericks -3.5; over/under is 219.5
BOTTOM LINE: Luka Doncic leads Dallas into a matchup against Charlotte. He ranks eighth in the NBA scoring 25.6 points per game.
The Mavericks are 6-6 in home games. Dallas is eighth in the NBA giving up only 104.8 points per game while holding opponents to 46.5% shooting.
The Hornets have gone 7-9 away from home. Charlotte ranks fifth in the league scoring 50.0 points per game in the paint led by Miles Bridges averaging 10.2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Doncic is averaging 25.6 points, eight rebounds and 8.5 assists for the Mavericks. Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 17.9 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.
LaMelo Ball is averaging 20 points, 7.7 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.9 steals for the Hornets. Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 22.8 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mavericks: 4-6, averaging 104.1 points, 40.6 rebounds, 22.1 assists, 6.9 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.7 points per game.
Hornets: 5-5, averaging 121.9 points, 39.3 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 8.3 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.0 points.
INJURIES: Mavericks: Sterling Brown: out (foot), Luka Doncic: out (ankle), Willie Cauley-Stein: out (personal).
Hornets: LaMelo Ball: out (health and safety protocols), P.J. Washington: day to day (illness), Mason Plumlee: out (health and safety protocols), Jalen McDaniels: out (health protocols), Ish Smith: out (health protocols).