NBA Matchups  >>  New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks Preview 01/05/2013

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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the New Orleans Hornets and the Dallas Mavericks meet at American Airlines Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Mavericks listed as 8-point favorites versus the Hornets, while the game's total is sitting at 198.
In their last action, New Orleans was a 104-92 loser on the road against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
The Mavericks were a 119-109 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They covered the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (228) made winners of OVER bettors.
New Orleans:
Team record: 7-25 SU, 15-17 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 12 of last 17 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 10 of last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of last 9 games when playing Dallas
is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road

When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Dallas:
Team record: 13-20 SU, 16-17 ATS

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 10 of last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of last 17 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 10 of last 15 games at home

When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7


NEXT UP:
New Orleans home to San Antonio, Monday, January 7
Dallas at Utah, Monday, January 7