New Orleans Pelicans (11-13) at Dallas Mavericks (12-14)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -3 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks meet Friday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 112.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 23.8 points and seven rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.7 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 111.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 27.8 points and 9.3 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing three rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mavericks are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games and 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The over is 16-5 in Pelicans last 21 overall. The over is 5-0 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans are playing their best ball of the season, but they're still a tough team to trust and they do lose on the road by an average of 4.8 points. The Dallas Mavericks are riding a three-game winning streak and have shown improvement offensively, which includes 47.1 percent shooting from the field in their last five games. It's hard to back either side with a ton of confidence, but we're not being asked to lay a whole lot. Give me the Mavs.