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Pelicans vs. Mavericks - 1/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks (30-14) at New Orleans Pelicans (22-21)

NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSW, FSN

The Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans play Sunday at the Smoothie King Center.

The Dallas Mavericks have won four of their last six games and play their ninth road game of the month. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 107.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting and are allowing 101.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 19.9 points and 4.5 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 18.8 points and six rebounds. Chandler Parsons is shooting 45.5 percent from the field and Tyson Chandler is grabbing 12.2 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks continue to rely on their offense that’s shooting 47.1 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from deep in their last five games. The Mavericks have won seven of their last nine games when scoring 100-plus points. The Mavs have won six of their last eight road games SU.

Pelicans vs. Mavericks - 1/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New Orleans Pelicans are trying to get some consistency going with wins in four of their last six games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 100.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 99.6 points on 46 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.2 points and 10.4 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 17.1 points and 5.3 assists. Eric Gordon is dishing 3.3 assists and Omer Asik is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are showing more heart on the defensive side, as they’re allowing 43 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. The Pelicans are quietly gaining ground in the West but have to continue the consistent play. Ryan Anderson is questionable for this game with an ankle injury.

The Mavericks are 64-29 ATS in their last 93 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall. 

The Pelicans are the most frsturating team in the league as they have yet to string together consistent wins. I have no choice but to back the Mavs as more of a fade from NO. 

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