New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks
|Date & Time||Saturday December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM (EST)|
American Airlines Center
DAL -450, DAL -9.5
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Dallas on Saturday for a game against the Mavericks in a matchup of two teams in the Southwest Division. In the Pelicans last game, they were defeated by the Phoenix Suns by the score of 139-132 in overtime. J.J. Redick led New Orleans in points, scoring 26 while going 7 of 11 from the fiend and 7 of 8 from the free throw line. Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans in rebounds, recording 7 on the night, including 2 offensively. Lonzo Ball led New Orleans in assists with 11 on the night while playing a total of 43 minutes in the game.
The Pelicans come into Saturday’s game with a record of 6-16 and are currently in 5th place in the Southwest Division. On the year, the Pelicans are led in points per game by Brandon Ingram who has scored 25.2 points per game. Ingram also leads the Pelicans in rebounds per game with 7.2. Jrue Holiday leads the Pelicans in assists per game with 6.9. New Orleans heads into Saturday’s game with 2 players listed on their injury report as Derrick Favors and Zion Williamson are listed as out.
The Dallas Mavericks welcome the New Orleans Pelicans to town on Saturday after winning their last game by the score of 121-114 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Dwight Powell led the Mavs in points in the game as he scored a total of 24 while shooting 9 of 9 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. Luka Doncic led Dallas in rebounds in the game, recording a total of 7, with all of them coming defensively. Doncic also led the Mavericks in assists in the game against Minnesota as he recorded 6 while playing 32 minutes on the night.
With the win against the Timberwolves, the Mavericks are now 15-6 on the season and are in 1st place in the Southwest Division. Luka Doncic has been a force for the Mavericks all season and currently leads Dallas in points per game with 30.3, assists per game with 9.2, field goal percentage at 47.8 and rebounds per game with 10.1. The Dallas Mavericks enter Friday’s game with just 1 player listed on their injury report as Dwight Powell is listed as day to day.
The Pelicans are scoring an average of 114.5 points per game while allowing 119.7 points per game. The Mavericks have scored 118 points per game while allowing 109.4 points per game. In their last 5 games, New Orleans is 0-5 and have lost 7 games in a row. Dallas is 4-1 in their last 5 games and have won 4 games in a row. This is the third meeting this year between the two teams as Dallas has won both games so far this season by the scores of 118-97 and 123-116 with both games being played in New Orleans. I am going to go with the Mavericks in this one as they are the better team both offensively and defensively and have been the better team as of late and overall on the season. Dallas wins 120-110 and covers the spread.