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(23-35) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks (22-34)
Date: Saturday February 25
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Mavs -1
NBA Betting Total: 205
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The New Orleans Pelicans fell short to the Houston Rockets in their last outing, losing the game 129-99, while out in Detroit the Dallas Mavericks also came away losers to the Detroit Pistons with the final score 98-91.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans just came out of the gates flat. The team as a whole wasn’t moving the ball much, and defensively they continued allowing the Rockets to score at will.
Houston put up 129 points in the game. But it was the way in which they got their points that really hurt New Orleans.
Despite not having a big game from James Harden (shot just 3-9 on the night) the Rockets got production out of the other players on the team. Lou Williams went off for 27 points, while Eric Gordon pitched in 19.
That porous defense held the Pelicans behind most of the game. However, next outing if they hope to change that, they need to do a better job forcing opposing stars into taking tough shots.
Against Dallas they can’t allow the other guys to get going if they hope to win. So they need to make Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki take the bulk of the scoring opportunities, and force them into taking more shots then they make.
The Dallas Mavericks came up short to the Detroit Pistons in their last outing, and their play in the first half was what played a huge part in the final results.
Dallas got outscored 62-35 through the first two quarters, and they trailed the rest of the game because of it.
Despite fighting their way back into the game in the second half, the Mavericks had already dug themselves into too big of hole. And there was just no way they were getting themselves out of it.
However, the good thing is at least they’ve had a week to figure things out. A lackadaisical start to the game put them behind early. But next outing they got a chance at redemption.
Going up against New Orleans the Mavs are going to have to focus on shutting down DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis. As impossible as that might sound, they’re going to need to try.
But even if that doesn’t work, if they force the Pelicans role players into tough shots they’ll have themselves a chance. But again, defense is going to be the only way that’s going to happen.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pelicans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Pelicans are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 Saturday games.
- Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- Mavericks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
As the Dallas Mavericks focus more towards their youth movement, look for New Orleans to earn the “W” in this outing.
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The Mavs continue looking to develop their young talent, so because of that don’t be surprised if Cousins and Davis go off on the Mavericks.
NBA Free Score Prediction: New Orleans 108 – Dallas 104
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