New Orleans Pelicans (23-15) vs. Dallas Mavericks (22-16)
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks 1/13/24 – On Saturday night, New Orleans Pelicans will face Dallas Mavericks in an anticipated NBA encounter at American Airlines Center, with both sides holding respective 23-15 and 22-16 records. As fans are discussing premium top picks among themselves for each team and viewing on BSSW, this game could prove pivotal to either side’s fortunes within this fierce league competition. It is set for 8:30 PM ET start time.
Studying the Pelicans’ season thus far reveals a team in impressive form. Their 4-1 record in their last five games overall and against the spread is indicative of this fact; on the road, their 10-7 mark against the spread shows their ability to adapt to various environments and adapt quickly as the totals have gone OVER in two of five of those road games as well as nine home ones, showing an equilibrium between offense and defense that bodes well for their continued success this season.
The Mavericks offer an intriguing blend of results, boasting a 3-2 record in their last five games and an identical record against the spread – showing they can compete with tough competition. Their impressive 12-7 road game against spread record also indicates they thrive under pressure; yet only 1 out of their last 5 totals went OVER, with even greater likelihood seen 10 of 19 home games showing potential for high scoring encounters.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks 1/13/24 Game Info
|Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 8:30 PM ET
|American Airlines Center
|NBA League Pass
Brandon Ingram (SF) vs.Kyrie Irving (PG)
Brandon Ingram has been an indispensable member of the Pelicans lineup this season, starting all 35 games he’s participated in and averaging 22 points per game with an average playing time of 33.1 minutes, marking him as an effective offensive force. Furthermore, Ingram showcases his multidimensional abilities by averaging 5.4 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game; additionally his average of 2.5 turnovers per game and foul rate might give Mavericks an edge.
Kyrie Irving has shown impressive performance during his 22 appearances for the Mavericks, averaging 23.9 points per game while notching an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.5, complementing 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 1.4 steals per game he provides as all-around threat. Furthermore, his lower turnover rate than Ingram may offer the Mavericks tactical advantages over their opponents.
Ingram and Irving will likely be at the heart of any game they meet this season, featuring Ingram’s scoring prowess against Irving’s comprehensive skillset as they face each other off in a pivotal showdown. How each player capitalizes on vulnerabilities of the other while capitalizing on their own strengths will likely have an outsized influence on its outcome.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds, currently TBD, are eagerly anticipated for this closely matched contest. Based on their recent performances, the odds are expected to be tight, with possibly a slight edge to the Mavericks due to their home-court advantage.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The Pelicans have shown a strong trend of beating the spread, especially in their recent games. Their balanced approach to both offense and defense makes them a reliable choice for bettors, particularly considering their road performance.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Mavericks, with their strong record against the spread in road games, suggest resilience. The trend towards high-scoring games at home could be a factor to consider for OVER bets in this matchup.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks 1/13/24 Betting Picks
The Pelicans, with their consistent performance, seem like a solid pick, especially considering their recent form and road record against the spread. However, the Mavericks, playing at home with a star like Irving, cannot be underestimated, particularly in a potentially high-scoring game.
In terms of NBA top picks, this game could go either way. Prop bets on individual player performances, especially on Irving and Ingram, might be worth considering. The over/under is tricky, but given the Mavericks’ tendency for high-scoring home games, betting OVER could be wise.
Free Pick and Prediction: Dallas Mavericks 112, New Orleans Pelicans 109.