Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Mavericks and Pelicans. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on BSNO, and it’s hosted by the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Get ready to place your bets! The Mavericks are favored in this Southwest division showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 234.5 points.
DALLAS MAVERICKS VS NEW ORLEANS PELICANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Dallas Mavericks -2.5
This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 7:00 ET on Sunday, November 12th.
WHY BET THE DALLAS MAVERICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 120-111 in favor of the Mavericks.
- Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 18 threes.
Will the Mavericks Find a Way to Win in New Orleans?
The Mavericks head into today’s action with an overall record of 7-2 and have gone 2-1 over their previous three games. Throughout their nine games, the Mavericks have posted a 3-1 record against Western Conference opponents, while going 4-1 in non-conference matchups.
Dallas has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 5-4 against the spread. When playing on the road, the Mavericks hold an ATS record of 3-1 in contrast to a 2-3 record against the spread when playing at home.
In their latest game, Dallas’ offense looked good, scoring 144 points against the Clippers. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 52% and made 23/26 free throws. Luka Doncic is leading the team in scoring at 32.9 points per contest. Tim Hardaway Jr. has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 17.9 going into the game.
At this time, the Mavericks’ defense is positioned 23rd in the NBA, permitting 116.9 points per game.
Opponents are hitting 56.6% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.6% of their three-point attempts.
Will the Pelicans Come Through as Home Underdogs?
A victory against the Mavericks would bring the Pelicans’record back to .500, considering their current overall season record of 4-5. This season, when playing on the road, the Pelicans have a 2-3 record, while their record at home is 2-2.
New Orleans comes in with an overall ATS record of 4-5 so far this season. New Orleans has failed to cover the spread in three straight road games and are 2-3 ATS on the road compared to 2-2 at home.
The Pelicans’ offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 101 points versus the Rockets. During the game, they attempted 25 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 45.3%. One area that the Pelicans offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 10th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.
Coming into today’s game, the Pelicans’ defense is giving up an average of 114.0 points per contest.
Most recently, the Pelicans’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 104 points to the Rockets.