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2021 NBA Handicapping
(6-18) New Orleans Pelicans vs, Dallas Mavericks (11-9)
Date: Friday December 3rd
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Arena, Dallas TX
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans +260 | Mavericks -320 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -7.5
NBA Betting Total: 218
The Dallas Mavericks are off to a solid start at American Airlines Arena this season (6-3) and look to have a great chance to improve on that record when the Pelicans visit Big D on Friday night. The Mavs cruised to a 32 point win when these teams met Wednesday in New Orleans.
Willie Green definitely needs to draw something different up for Friday’s rematch as his team was down nearly 40 points at times in Monday’s loss and didn’t even sniff covering the +4.5 spread. That number has jumped to +7.5 for the game in Dallas.
New Orleans Pelicans
What is so disappointing about the Pelicans blowout loss on Wednesday is that they had actually been playing well, winners of three of four prior. That stretch includes victories over Utah (98-97) and the Clippers (123-104) and both on the road.
Is Dallas just a bad matchup for this Pelicans squad? They also lost 108-92 to the Mavs on November 8th even while playing on 2 days rest. Brandon Ingram didn’t play in the first meeting of the year – but he was there on Wednesday and his 29 points weren’t enough to keep the game within 30 points.
Ingram will have to be great again on Friday night but where the Pelicans could really use a boost is if Jonas Valanciunas steps up at the center position. The big man had just 8 points on 1-8 shooting a game after posting 39 points and 15 rebounds to lead the win over the Clippers.
If Dallas shoots like they did on Wednesday this one is going to be over at half time again. The Mavs connected on 57 of 83 shots which was a whopping 68% shooting from the floor. They also 18 of 34 threes (53%) in their first game breaking 130+ points this season.
Luka Doncic had a pretty efficient night in the win, going for 28 points and 14 assists in a cool 27 minutes. Doncic also had 25 points when the two teams met up earlier in the year in what was a 16 point Dallas win.
The Mavericks were able to empty the bench on Wednesday and everybody but Jaquon McLaughlin scored a point. Dallas hosts Memphis on Saturday night, so another easy when where Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis can play limited minutes would be optimal for the Mavs.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pelicans are 17-35-2 last 54 Friday games
- Pelicans are 2-8 ATS last 10 road games
- OVER is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 overall
- UNDER is 9-3 in Pelicans last 12 road games
- Mavericks are 3-10 ATS last 13 home games
- OVER is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 as a favorite
- OVER is 7-3 in Mavericks last 10 overall
- Mavericks are 4-1 ATS last 5 head to head meetings
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
It’s highly unlikely that Dallas gets another 30+ point win and this seems like it would be a great spot for New Orleans to pull the turnaround and if not get the win, at least cover the +7.5 number. That being said, the Pelicans have now looked horrible in two matchups vs. the Mavs this season.
The betting public is going to be all over Dallas with Wednesday’s huge win fresh in their minds. It’s possible the Mavericks could be looking towards the Memphis game on Saturday night as well so a less than crisp effort wouldn’t be a complete shocker.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans +7.5
New Orleans has beaten Utah and the Clippers in the last week plus, so they can hang…sometimes.
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