Dallas Mavericks (8-2) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (4-6)
Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans 11/14/23 – As NBA season 2018-19 progresses, two highly anticipated matchups between Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans can’t come soon enough! At 8-2 for Mavs while Pelicans sit 4-6. Our NBA Match Previews series promises an intriguing battle of strategy and skill!
The Dallas Mavericks have had an outstanding season, showing an extraordinary level of offensive prowess that few teams can match. Averaging 124.1 points per game on 48.6% field goal percentage shooting with 17.5 makes at 40% success rate 3-point shooting, they have lit up the scoreboard and been efficient scoring on defense as well. While their offensive firepower stands out among their peers.
New Orleans Pelicans, however, have had a much tougher start. Scoring an average of 109.1 points per game with a 45.3% field goal percentage but trailing behind in 3-point shooting (34.8% success rate). Meanwhile, their 44.4 rebound average may provide them an edge when controlling pace of games or creating second chance opportunities.
Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans 11/14/23 Game Info
|When:||Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET|
|Where:||Smoothie King Center|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Luka Doncic (PG) vs. Brandon Ingram (SF)
Luka Doncic has been outstanding this season for the Dallas Mavericks, proving himself one of the league’s premier players. Averaging 32.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 8.5 assists per game has proven crucial; his vision and scoring ability make him a consistent threat; however his 4.2 turnovers per game may provide Pelicans’ defense an opening to take advantage.
Brandon Ingram has been an invaluable member of the New Orleans Pelicans, scoring 22.6 points per game while providing additional benefits such as 5.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. Unfortunately, however, Ingram could make his efficiency even greater by decreasing the frequency of his turnovers against Dallas Mavericks defense.
Doncic and Ingram face-off in court matches is more than just about scoring ability; playmaking and efficiency also matter significantly. Doncic could use his ability to control game tempo against Ingram’s defensive capabilities; ingram may match Doncic in defensive ability against his. Individual performances could determine both flow and outcome of their contests.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: Dallas Mavericks +120, Total Odds: 240
The current betting odds place the Dallas Mavericks as slight underdogs with a +120 moneyline and a +2.5 spread, which seems surprising given their strong season start. The total set at 240 points indicates expectations of a high-scoring affair, aligning with both teams’ offensive tendencies.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
Dallas Mavericks’ betting trends illustrate a team that often exceeds scoring expectations, with their last six total going OVER in 5 of them and an 8-2 SU record over their last 10 matches, as well as strong wins against New Orleans (12-4 in 16 meetings) and Western Conference opponents (4-1 against the spread) give an indication of this team’s reliability in covering spreads.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans have struggled in the betting landscape recently. Their record of 0-4-1 against the spread over their past five games speaks to this difficulty in meeting expectations, while their record of 0-5 straight up is concerning given they could face off against an elite Mavericks squad in Dallas. Furthermore, home performance (2-4 against spread) and past history suggests difficulties covering spread.
Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans 11/14/23 Betting Picks
Considering the analysis and betting trends, the Mavericks, despite being underdogs, seem to have the upper hand. Their offensive efficiency, coupled with Doncic’s exceptional form, gives them a significant edge. The New Orleans Pelicans will need to capitalize on their rebounding and hope for an off-night from Dallas’s shooters to have a chance.
In terms of betting, the Mavericks appear to be the safer pick, especially with the points. The total going over seems plausible, given both teams’ offensive capabilities. For multi-handicapper tips, it’s worth considering player prop bets, particularly on Doncic’s points and assists, given his current form.
Free Pick & Prediction: Dallas Mavericks 125, New Orleans Pelicans 116