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(11-10) Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans (12-13)
Date: Wednesday, December 5
Time: 8:00PM EST
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Wednesday, December 5 finds the Dallas Mavericks meeting up vs. the New Orleans Pelicans as they face each other for the first time in the 2018-19 regular season. Dallas will play the second game of a back to back set which features Portland on Tuesday. Prior to this game, the Mavericks took down the LA Clippers to knock them off the top ranked Western ladder perch.
The Pelicans last played Monday finishing their own back to back set losing a heartbreaker to those same Clippers after winning the opening match against the Hornets on Sunday.
Last season, the Pelicans won the season series taking three of four games. The Mavericks hold the all-time record having bested the Pelicans in 40 of their 59 matches.
It’s been two different seasons for the Mavericks losing eight of their first 11 games then winning eight of their last 10 games. Big wins over elite squads are occurring via a revamped defense which is quietly flying under the radar.
Although the Mavericks rank 12th on the season defensively through the past 10 games they boast the third best defense.
The issue for Dallas is winning on the road where they have only two wins on the season. Comparatively, at home they’ve won nine of their 11 matches.
Luka Doncic (hip strain) missed the game versus the Clippers Sunday. Maxi Kleber (knee soreness) hasn’t played the past two games. Both are questionable versus the Blazers Tuesday and if neither play they’ll likely remain questionable for Wednesday.
Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) continues to rehab and is expected back mid December.
New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis and his Pelicans started the season strong but enter the match having lost six of their last eight games.
Davis and Jrue Holiday have been magnificent, however when either or both sit the Pelicans not only struggle to score their defense fails to get stops. To wit, opposing teams are scoring 116.2 points per game ranking 27th in the Association.
Every loss by the Pelicans fuels more trade speculation about Davis, but with the deadline approaching don’t be surprised if New Orleans makes a more similar to when they added Mirotic last season.
Speaking of Mirotic he missed the Clippers game due to illness and is questionable for Wednesday. Frank Jackson (ankle) hasn’t suited up in four matches and is also questionable.
Elfrid Payton (finger fracture) remains out until late December.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Mavericks are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Pelicans are 6-4 in last 10 head to head meetings.
- Teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 head to head contests.
- Over-Under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
As solid defensively as the Mavericks have been they’ll have to prove the revamped defense travels and they’ll be playing in a back to back.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Odds are off – Pelicans take advantage of Mavs road allergy
Expect the Pelicans to push pace and jump on the road weary Mavericks to capture the win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 113 – Mavericks 109
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