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2021 NBA Handicapping
(23-19) Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans (19-24)
Date: Saturday, March 27th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -3.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 227.5
On Saturday, March 27th the Dallas Mavericks tip-off versus the New Orleans Pelicans for the second game time this season. Dallas won the first meeting.
This will be the first meeting since the teams made a deal with each other at the trade deadline. Dallas gets 3-point sharpshooter J.J. Redick along with Nicolo Melli from New Orleans. The Pelicans receive James Johnson, Wes Iwundu, a second-round pick, and cash.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Mavericks sweeping the series. The Mavericks hold the all-time record having won 46 of the 68 contests.
While the Redick move isn’t huge it does address the issue of losing Seth Curry in this past offseason.
His constant movement will force defenses to chase him and that, in turn, will open up the court for Luka Doncic to capitalize with his stellar passing.
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It also allows Rick Carlisle to roll out a starting lineup with all five players adept at hitting the 3-point shot.
Dallas played the front side of this back-to-back match losing to the Pacers on Friday. Kristaps Porzingis delivered a double-double of 31 points and 18 rebounds.
Tim Hardaway Jr. (16) and Josh Richardson (11) were the other double-figure scorers.
Luka Doncic sat with back tightness but traveled with the team to New Orleans with the hope he’ll be feeling better Saturday.
New Orleans Pelicans
GM David Griffin was expected to make deadline moves but Lonzo Ball staying put was surprising. Especially because of the three-team bidding war that broke out for Raptors guard Kyle Lowry.
Masai Ujiri wanted a young asset to make the deal work and when none of the teams were willing to part with the youngster Masai Ujiri wanted he held onto the Raptors beloved star.
The 76ers countered with George Hill while the Heat shifted to Victor Oladipo. That left the Lakers who should have tried to bring in Ball if to help offset their issues with playmaking.
Instead, they’re left with Dennis Schroder knowing the team was willing to trade him which could play a factor in his free agency this offseason.
The Pelicans have a huge rest advantage having last played on Tuesday in a win over the injury-riddled Lakers. In that victory six Pels reached double-digits with Brandon Ingram leading the way scoring 36 points.
Zion Williamson scored 27 points while Nickeil Alexander-Walker (18), Kira Lewis (16), Jaxson Hayes (15), and Steven Adams (12) were the other double-figure scorers.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Mavericks are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Mavericks are 6-4-1 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The total has gone under in 11 of Dallas’ last 15 games.
- The Mavericks are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
- The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone over in 14 of New Orleans’ last 20 games
Free Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction
Three full days off for one team, while the other is playing a back-to-back, is a significant advantage for the Pelicans. The difference will be if Doncic is able to play since he’ll be fresh.
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