New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:10 PM (Smoothie King Center)
New Orleans Pelicans -2.5 . Total 228.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Dallas Mavericks come into this game with a record of (1-0) after winning their season opener against the Washington Wizards 108-100. The New Orleans Pelicans (0-1) opened their season with a loss at Toronto 130-122.
The Mavericks were led in scoring by Luka Doncic. Doncic had 34 points and also pulled down 9 rebounds. Kristaps Porzingis added 23 points on 7 of 16 shooting. Dallas held Washington to less then 40% from the field on the night. The Maverics as a team went to the free throw line twice as much as the Wizards. The Mavericks were 27/33 (81.8%) from the free throw line in the game.
The Pelicans had 5 players that finished with at least 13 points in the loss to Toronto. Brandon Ingram led the Pelicans with 22 points on 8/19 shooting. JJ Redick was 4/6 from 3 point range in the game. Reddick contributed 16 points on that night. Reserve player Josh Hart came off the bench and had a double double in the game. Hart had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. The Pelicans committed a total of 34 fouls in the game.
Betting Trends 2018-2019:
The Mavericks were 26-28-1 ATS as an underdog.
The Mavericks were 17-23-1 ATS as the away team.
The under was 22-13 when the Mavericks were an away underdog.
The Pelicans were 8-13 ATS as a home favorite.
The Pelicans were 18-23 ATS as a home team.
The under was 10-10 when the Pelicans were the home underdog.
The Pelicans offense was able to keep pace with the Raptors throughout the game. I just think the Pelicans are going to be in rough shape until Zion Williamson is able to play. Without Williamson in the lineup, that takes a way a big part of the offense and takes away his defensive presence in the post. Look for Porzingis to take advantage of inside the paint. I think the Mavericks should win but be safe and take the points. Final score prediction, Dallas wins and covers 102-97.