NBA Matchups  >>  Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Preview 02/22/2013

 
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The division rival Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Hornets are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at New Orleans Arena.
Oddsmakers currently have the Mavericks listed as 1-point favorites versus the Hornets, while the game's total is sitting at 199½.
Last time out for Dallas, they were a 111-96 winner as they battled the Magic at home. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 11.5-point favorite, while 207 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
New Orleans lost its last outing, a 105-100 result against the Cavaliers on February 20. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total.
Dallas:
Team record: 24-29 SU, 31-22 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 10 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games on the road

When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 10-0
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

New Orleans:
Team record: 19-36 SU, 30-25 ATS
Current streak: lost 2 straight games.

is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 7 of last 10 games when playing Dallas
is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Sacramento are 4-6
After playing Cleveland are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5


NEXT UP:
Dallas home to LA Lakers, Sunday, February 24
New Orleans home to Sacramento, Sunday, February 24