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2019 NBA Handicapping
(6-16) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks (15-6)
Date: Saturday, December 7th
Time: 2:00PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans +370 | Mavericks -411
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans +9 | Mavericks -9
NBA Betting Total: 233
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Saturday, December 7th finds the New Orleans Pelicans squad taking on the rising Dallas Mavericks. This is the third meeting between the teams this season with the Mavericks having already won both prior contests.
Last season, the squads played on four occasions with the Pelicans winning three of the four meetings. The Mavericks hold the all-time record having bested the Pelicans in 43 of their 65 matches.
New Orleans Pelicans
It was a battle versus the Suns and a heartbreaking overtime loss which witnessed the Pelicans lose 132-139. All five starters registered double-digit scores while Lonzo Ball produced a double-double of 20 points and 11 assists.
JJ Redick topped the scoring output with 26 points while Jrue Holiday (23), Brandon Ingram (21) and Jaxson Hayes (17) each chipped in.
Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans in scoring (25.2) and field goal percentage (49.2%). Jrue Holiday leads the team in assists (6.8) and steals (2.0). Kenrich Williams tops the rebounding category (5.8) while Jaxson Hayes is best in blocks (1.2).
Brandon Ingram suffered a right eye laceration versus the Suns and is listed as questionable for the Saturday contest against the Mavericks.
Derrick Favors missed the past ten games initially because of lower-back spasms but remains out due to personal reasons with no details on what those issues are.
The initial projections were for Zion Williamson to return in early to mid-December but news this week has the team taking a more patient approach to his return indicating it will be closer to month-end.
Darius Miller (Achilles) is rehabbing from a ruptured Achilles and isn’t projected to return this season.
At 20-years old what Luka Doncic is doing as a sophomore is unparalleled. The wunderkid has led his Mavericks to their current fourth seeding all while he flirts with personal historic setting marks.
In the win versus the Wolves, he took two unintentionally shots to the head and lost his composure with the officials earning him a tech.
This relegated him to the bench where he assumed the role of head cheerleader watching as the reserve unit erased the deficit behind some hot fourth quarter perimeter shooting.
The unlikely heroes of the night were Dwight Powell who led the club in scoring with 24 points and Jalen Brunson who was the key cog in the come from behind win. Bruson scored 14 of his 18 points in the final frame.
Ironic that an off night for Doncic was comprised of 22 points, six assists, and seven rebounds. This may not measure up to the sophomore’s typical offerings but did keep his 20/5/5 streak alive. If he duplicates the effort in this match he’ll tie Michael Jordan atop the leaderboard for most consecutive games with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.
Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in scoring (30.3 points), assists (9.2), rebounds (10.1), field goal percent (47.8%) and steals (1.4) per game. The lone key category he isn’t leading belongs to his new running mate Kristaps Porzingis which is blocks (2.2).
Dallas may be without Dwight Powell who left the Wolves match with a left arm contusion. He’ll be a game day decision.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Pelicans are 6-4 in last 10 head to head
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in their last 10
- Over Under is 7-3 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
The Mavericks have owned this matchup but with the uncertainty of Ingram playing and the match in Dallas it bodes well for Luka and company to take care of business.
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