Pelicans at Mavericks - 11/7/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (0-5) at Dallas Mavericks (2-3)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSSW
The New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks meet Saturday night at the American Airlines Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans still need their first victory after a rough 0-5 start. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 103.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting and allowing 116.2 points on 49.2 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 25.5 points and 10 rebounds while Eric Gordon is averaging 17.2 points and three assists. Ryan Anderson is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Ish Smith is dishing 7.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off a Friday loss to the Hawks in which they allowed 53.2 percent shooting. The Pelicans are banged up and have lost 10 of their last 12 regular season games when allowing 100 or more points. Omer Asik is questionable and Jrue Holiday is out.
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The Dallas Mavericks look for a nice win to get a game above a .500 record. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 97.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 12.8 points and six assists. Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and J.J. Barea is dishing 5.8 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 48 rebounds per game and getting an impressive 41.4 points from their bench. However, the Mavs are 0-2 this season on their home court and are shooting just 30.1 percent from beyond the arc.
The Pelicans are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Southwest. The Mavericks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest and 16-34-2 ATS in their last 52 vs. Western Conference. The Pelicans are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Even with the Pelicans banged up and struggling big time, they're still a young team that should be able to make the older Mavs uncomfortable. I just don't like this Mavericks roster and think it will struggle all year against teams that like to push the pace. Give me the points.