Betting on today’s Mavericks and Pelicans game? Catch the action at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA, as the Pelicans hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on BSNO. The Mavericks are the favored team in this Southwest divisional contest against the Pelicans. The game’s over/under currently sits at 240 points.
DALLAS MAVERICKS VS NEW ORLEANS PELICANS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Dallas Mavericks -4
This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, November 14th.
WHY BET THE DALLAS MAVERICKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 121-107 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 51.2% and knocking down 18 threes.
Do the Mavericks Have What it Takes on the Road?
In today’s game against the Pelicans, the Mavericks aim to continue their success with a record above .500, currently at 8-2. On the road this season, the Mavericks have posted a 4-1 record, whereas they have a 4-1 record at home.
The Mavericks have covered the spread successfully in their previous two games and maintain an overall ATS record of 6-4. This season, Dallas has a 5-3 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 1-1 as underdogs.
The Mavericks are coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 136 points vs. the Pelicans. This figure is more than their season average of 124.1 points per game. For the season, the Mavericks offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 56% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 17.5 made three’s per contest.
At present, the Mavericks’ defense is ranked 24th, allowing 117.6 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Mavericks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.3% and 35.8% from three-point territory.
Will the Pelicans Win at Smoothie King Center?
The Pelicans have a below .500 record of 4-6 as they seek to come out on top vs. the Mavericks. Currently, in the Western Conference, the team is ranked 10th, and they are 3rd in the Southwest division.
New Orleans has an ATS record of 4-6 for this season, which includes their current five game losing streak against the spread. New Orleans has failed to cover the spread in two straight home games and are 2-3 ATS at home compared to 2-3 on the road.
The Pelicans offense is coming off a game where they scored 124 points against the Mavericks. They posted a field goal percentage of 51.1% and connected on 17 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Zion Williamson, who is averaging 21.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Brandon Ingram also maintains a PPG average of 22.6 heading into game.
Currently, the Pelicans’ defense holds the 22nd rank in the NBA, allowing 116.2 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pelicans are forcing 14.2 per game, which is 16th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 25th in blocked shots at 4.4 per game.