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(22-48) Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans (40-30)
Date: Tuesday March 20th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans -444
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -9
NBA Betting Total: 219
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The Dallas Mavericks are arguably the worst team in the Western Conference this season. The Mavericks have lost two games in a row, with their most recent coming against the Brooklyn Nets.
The New Orleans Pelicans are 2-3 over their last five games, and last beat the Boston Celtics, 108-89.
The last time the Mavericks and Pelicans took the floor against each other, was March 4th.
The Pelicans got the win, 126-109. Look for similar results in this one.
The Dallas Mavericks are currently sitting 16 games under .500 this year, and have been dealing with a lot of off the court issues. The off court stuff mainly has to do with the team tanking, and sexual misconduct issues in the Mavericks organization. The allegations have been overlooked for years.
Aside from all the extra, the Mavericks recently took a loss to the Nets, 114-106. The loss at Brooklyn was not impressive, and lets fans know the season was over before it started.
The Mavericks shot 44.6 percent from the floor and an impressive 54.5 percent from three in the loss.
The Mavericks were led by Dennis Smith Jr. Smith Jr. led the team in scoring with 21 points in the loss at Brooklyn. He is averaging 15 points per game this season.
Solid numbers for the rookie from NC State. Aside from his good rookie season, he too has brought negative press to the Mavericks.
Smith Jr. has been accused for accepting improper benefits from NC State during his time there last season. As if anything could get worse for Dallas this year, the Mavericks are eliminated from playoff contention, and are 13th in the Western Conference this season.
Defensively, the Mavericks are allowing 105 points per game this year. Good enough to rank the Mavericks 12th in points allowed per game this year.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans are in the playoff hunt this year. The Pelicans sit in the sixth seed in the Western Conference this season. New Orleans is 6-4 over their last 10 games, and last beat the Celtics by 19 points at Smoothie King Center.
The win was big for New Orleans, despite Boston resting injured players.
Anthony Davis continues to play at a high level. He is averaging 28 points and over 11 rebounds per game this season. His big time play has put him in the conversation for MVP, and has the Pelicans playing at a high level. Davis led the Pelicans with 34 points and 11 rebounds.
On the defensive side for the court, the Pelicans are allowing 111.1 points per game this season. That ranks the Pelicans 29th in the NBA in points allowed per game this year. Not exactly Championship caliber defense. Look for the Pelicans defense to be their downfall if they are to make the postseason.
NBA Betting Trends:
- DAL are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Tue. games.
- Under is 10-2 in DAL last 12 Tue. games.
- Over is 6-2 in DAL last 8 games as an underdog.
- Over is 21-7 in NO last 28 home games.
- Over is 20-7 in NO last 27 games as a favorite.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Mavericks a have nothing to play for. Expect the team to come out and play this matchup as if it were a rec league pick up game. Dallas will probably be planning night time activities during the half of this one.
New Orleans is going to need to stay focused for this matchup. The Pelicans need every win they can get right now.
With how tight the West is, the Pelicans small mistakes can end their season.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans -9
Take the Pelicans to handle business at home. Dallas is a terrible team this season, and have no reason to win any more games this year.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 115 – Mavericks 98
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