Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 17 (2/17): NBA
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- Feb 17, 2022, 2:06:17 PM
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|Time||8:00 p.m. EST|
|Mavericks money line||-125|
|Pelicans money line||+105|
|Over / under||217|
2021-2022 season stats
|Dallas Mavericks||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Road / home record||14-13||13-16|
|Points per game||106.33||106.14|
|Points allowed per game||103.03||109.28|
|Rebounds per game||43.76||44.93|
|Rebounds allowed per game||44.12||42.38|
|Over / under record||19-37-2||24-34|
Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks visit the New Orleans Pelicans. These teams have met 3 times and the Mavs have the lead 2-1.
The Mavericks have won 7 of their last 10 games and just beat the Heat in Miami. Luka Doncic scored 21 pts, Jalen Brunson and Maxi Kleber each finished with 19 points and Dorian Finney Smith had 14 points. Doncic's 11 points in the third period helped the Mavericks erase an eight-point halftime deficit, outscoring Miami 30-19.
The team is averaging 106.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 45.4 percent shooting, the Mavs are ranked #2 in defense in the league. Doncic is averaging 27 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Mavericks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 18.2 points over the last 10 games for Dallas.
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
The Pelicans are coming from a loss agasint the Grizzlies. CJ McCollum had 30 points to lead New Orleans, which was coming off a 30-point victory over Toronto just one night earlier, but fell to 1/3 since trading with Portland for the star guard. Jonas Valanciunas scored 19 points and Brandon Ingram added 18 points for the Pelicans.
Devonte' Graham is shooting 34.1% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Pelicans, while averaging 13 points and 4.5 assists. Ingram is shooting 50.0% and averaging 21.6 points over the past 10 games for New Orleans.
The team is averaging 106.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 109.28 points on 46.5 percent shooting, they are the #15 defense in the NBA.
Dallas are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas' last 6 games.
New Orleans are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans' last 11 games.
These teams have averaged 214 points combined in the last 3 head to head games. Mavericks are scoring 107 ppg in their last 5 games and allowing just 96.6 ppg. With the Pelicans allowing 109 ppg and scoring 108 ppg at home, the total should go Under.
PICK: Under 217 (-110)
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