• Pelicans at Mavericks Betting Odds, Spreads, and Lines
  • Team Analysis
  • Key Players
  • Pelicans at Mavericks Betting Pick

The Dallas Mavericks (12-14) are tipping off against the New Orleans Pelicans (11-13) in the American Airlines Center at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday night. The matchup featuring numerous young stars will be televised on ESPN. Below, we will be analyzing what to expect when these two struggling teams come across one another on the court. 

Pelicans at Mavericks Betting Odds, Spreads, and Lines

  • Last updated: 5:30 p.m.
  • Moneyline: Pelicans (+111), Mavericks (-131)
  • Against the Spread: Pelicans +2 (-110), Mavericks -2 (-110)
  • Over/Under: 233.5 (O -110), (U -110)

Team Analysis

The Dallas Mavericks are 4-1 in their last 5 contests. However, how much does that say about a team when they were going against below average teams? 

Mavericks Last 5 Games:

  • 2/3 – Win vs. Hawks 122-116
  • 2/4 – Loss vs. Warriors 147-116
  • 2/6 – Win vs. Warriors 134-132
  • 2/8 – Win vs. Timberwolves 127-122
  • 2/10 – Win vs. Hawks 118-117

As you can see, all of their wins came down to a one-possession game or were simply the Mavericks closing out the game with some clutch free-throw shooting. Looking closer at the teams they beat records it isn’t an impressive 4 wins out of their last 5. 

Opponents Records:

  • Hawks (11-13)
  • Warriors (13-12)
  • Timberwolves (6-19)

Similar to the Mavericks, the Pelicans are also 4-1 in their last 5 matchups. Their quality wins add much more value to how they have been performing lately. 

Pelicans Last 5 Games:

  • 2/3 – Win vs. Suns 123-101
  • 2/5 – Win vs. Pacers 114-113
  • 2/6 – Win vs. Grizzlies 118-109
  • 2/9 – Win vs. Rockets 130-101
  • 2/10 – Loss vs. Bulls 129-116

That’s a pretty legit resumé as those are all tough wins. Beating high caliber teams shows that the Pelicans are certainly capable of playing with top teams around the league. 

Opponents Records:

  • Suns (15-9)
  • Pacers (12-13)
  • Grizzlies (10-10)
  • Rockets (11-13)
  • Bulls (10-14)

Key Players

Involved in MVP conversations around the league is the one bright spot of the Mavericks organization in their young, talented point-guard Luka Doncic. Leading his team in every category with an average of 27.8 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game, and 9.3 assists per game. Anticipate the young allstar to have a night to remember vs. the Pelicans defense.

The two stars the Mavericks should be concerned about on the other side of the court are Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram, who both average 23 points per game. Look for Zion to have a monster game in the paint and demolish whoever steps in his way. 

Team Stats:

The Pelicans and Mavericks are very similar when it comes to analyzing both teams statistics. The Pelicans average 112.5 points per game while the Mavericks average 111.5 points per game. The Pelicans average 112.5 points against and the Mavericks average 113.8 points per game. 

Pelicans at Mavericks Betting Over/Under and Free Pick

The over/under line for the matchup is set at a high number of 233.5. Any experienced gambler would be aware that Vegas sets the line so high to convince people to take the under. 

I visualize a high-scoring, fast-paced game between these two juggernaut offenses. If it’s a close game look for it to come down to the wire and head into overtime where the over is sure to hit. 

While Luka will be knocking down 3-pointers on back-to-back possessions, Lonzo will be lobbing it up to Zion for the quick bucket. Prepare for both teams to fill up the stats sheet.

Free Pick: Over 233.5 (-110)

Good Luck!