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2021 NBA Handicapping
(11-13) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks (12-14)
Date: Friday, February 12
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans +112 | Mavericks -124
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -2
NBA Betting Total: 233.5
On Friday, February 12th, the New Orleans Pelicans meet the Dallas Mavericks for the first time this season.
Last season, the squads played four times with Dallas winning all three contests. The Mavericks hold the all-time record having won 45 matches of the 67 played.
New Orleans Pelicans
The four game win streak of the Pelicans got halted in their most recent match versus the Chicago Bulls. Arguably the Bulls were the easiest of the five team New Orleans faced as the streak included wins versus the Suns, Pacers, Grizzlies, and Rockets.
Notably the Bulls match was the Pelicans second game of a back-to-back set.
Zion Williamson led the charge for his team scoring 29 points on 12 of 18 from the field. Brandon Ingram (five rebounds, four assists, steal) and Lonzo Ball (five rebounds, seven assists, two steals) each scored 21 points.
Kira Lewis Jr. was the only other double figure contributor with 14 points.
The Bulls to set a record with 14 made 3-point shots in the first half yet it was the Pelicans who led by eight points (74-66). That margin didn’t hold up as Chicago deliverd a 40 point third quarter and held New Orleans to a meager 14 points.
Unlike most teams the Pelicans have a full roster with no reported injuries.
The current winning streak wasn’t unexpected as the Mavericks had this homestand and numerous lower tier teams to feast on.
They’ve met that goal although it required a bit of luck in the win versus the Hawks and a questionable non-call at game end. Then again, Trae Young gets a ton of calls simply by throwing himself at people so the basketball Gods have a way of evening things out.
Dallas began a seven game homestand mired in a losing streak and with the loss to the Warriors to start the stretch had lost six games in a row.
The Mavericks took the second game against the Dubs to end the losing streak and have won two more since (Wolves, Hawks) to bring a three game winning streak into Friday.
As noted, it’s conceivable the Mavericks could sweep the remaining games with the Pelicans, shorthanded Blazers and Pistons remaining on the itinerary.
Dallas need to mount a charge in the final frame as they trailed the Hawks by nine points. Luka Doncic as per usual led the charge posting a triple-double of 28 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists.
Jalen Brunson scored 21 off the bench and Kristaps Porzingis who struggled with foul trouble all night chipped in 15 points.
Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16 versus his former team while Willie Cauley-Stein (14) and Josh Richardson (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Like the Pelicans the Mavericks have no injuries of note.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
While the Mavericks have turned a corner compiling some winning efforts their defense is still an issue that needs tweaking.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks ATS
The defensive matchups wiill be intriguing in this match. Ultimately the ability of teams to stop the two stars on the opposing side will be the difference.
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