New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks - 10/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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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

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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. 

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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. 

 

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