The New Orleans Pelicans (24-16) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (23-17) on Monday, January 15th. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on BSSW. The Pelicans are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Mavericks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Mavericks. Tip-off is set for 2:30 ET.
Pelicans vs Mavericks
The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win
The Pelicans took down the Mavericks in their most recent game with a final score of 118-108. Despite being behind at halftime 54-49, the Pelicans picked up the win.
Overall, the Pelicans are 24-16 this season and are 2-1 in their last three games. At home, they are 12-8 while going 12-8 on the road.
Currently, New Orleans holds an above .500 ATS record of 23-17 so far this year. This season, New Orleans has a 11-10 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 12-7 as underdogs.
The Mavericks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Kyrie Irving led Dallas with 33 points against the Pelicans, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 45.1% in the game. Tim Hardaway Jr. put up 24 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Dallas ended up losing the game with a final score of 118-108.
In their last five games, the Mavericks are 3-2 and have an overall record of 23-17. In Western Conference matchups, they are 17-14 and 6-3 in non-conference games.
Presently, Dallas boasts an ATS record of 22-18, which is above .500 against the spread. On the road, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 12-7 compared to a 10-11 record vs. the spread at home.
Pelicans Offense Breakdown
The Pelicans step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 116.4 points per game (12th).
The Pelicans are one of the best shooting teams in the league, ranking 7th in field goal percentage and 6th in three-point shooting. However, they are just 21st in three-point makes per game and 20th in pace.
On the road, the Pelicans are averaging 117.3 points per game compared to 115.5 at home. Overall, they are 12th in scoring this season.
When it comes to assists, the Pelicans are 11th in the league, and they are also in the top 10 in free throw attempts and makes per game.
Mavericks Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Mavericks’ offense is rated 7th in the league in scoring, averaging 118.5 points per contest.
Heading into this game, the Mavericks are one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, averaging 15.2 made threes per game (2nd). However, they are just 15th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. At home, Dallas is averaging 120.5 points per game compared to 116.4 on the road.
In terms of overall scoring, the Mavericks are 7th in the league at 118.5 points per game. When it comes to field goal percentage, Dallas is 16th in the NBA at 47%. In terms of offensive pace, the Mavericks are 11th in the league at 99.8 possessions per game.
When it comes to two-point shooting, the Mavericks are 8th in the league at 55%. However, they are just 20th in offensive rebounds and 23rd in assists. Heading into this game, Dallas has outscored the NBA scoring average in 57.5% of their games.
Pelicans Team Defense
The Pelicans’ defense is presently ranked 10th in the league, allowing an average of 111.7 points per contest. Most recently, the Pelicans’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 108 points to the Mavericks.
Mavericks Team Defense
The Mavericks’ defense is presently ranked 18th in the league, allowing an average of 117.1 points per contest. The Dallas defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Dallas.
Key Players For The Pelicans And Mavericks
Our game forecasts for today suggest that Brandon Ingram is set to be the main scorer for the Pelicans, recording 23 points and shooting 9/18 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.7 points per game, along with 4.6 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Luka Doncic as the leading scorer for the Mavericks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 32 while also collecting 8 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 48.5%, and he is contributing 33.6 points per game on average.
Pelicans vs Mavericks Trends
- Across their last five road contests, New Orleans has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 124 points per game.
- When looking at their past three home matchups, Dallas has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 110 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Mavericks have gone 6-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.
- In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 7-3 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
Pelicans vs Mavericks Prediction
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +4, the Mavericks is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 235.5 and our model has the Pelicans and Mavericks finishing with a combined 224 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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