Pelicans vs Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks Today 11/14

Pelicans vs Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks Today 11/14

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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks - Game Preview

New Orleans, LA; Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. CST

Line: NO -2.5

Introduction

The New Orleans Pelicans look to bounce back and secure a win as they face the Dallas Mavericks for the second time in the NBA In-Season Tournament. 

 

Team Analysis

Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks, sitting at an impressive 8-2 record, have been led by the phenomenal Luka Doncic. The Mavericks have displayed scoring prowess and secured a convincing victory against the Pelicans in their recent matchup.

Luka Doncic's Dominance

Luka Doncic has been in scintillating form, averaging an incredible 32.6 points per game with stellar shooting percentages. The Pelicans will need a solid defensive strategy to contain him.

Injury Update

Maxi Kleber (PF) remains out for the Mavericks since November 11th.

Recent Form

The Mavericks, with two consecutive wins, including a victory against the Pelicans (W136-124), enter this game with confidence.

 

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans, currently at a 4-6 record, face a crucial matchup against the Mavericks. Despite a recent loss, the Pelicans have an opportunity to turn things around on their home court.

Brandon Ingram's Leadership

Brandon Ingram has been a consistent performer for the Pelicans, averaging 22.6 points per game. His leadership will be vital for the team's success.

Injury Update

Herbert Jones (SF) is listed as a game-time decision for the Pelicans on November 13th, while Larry Nance Jr. (PF) is ruled out.

Recent Results

The Pelicans, despite a challenging stretch, have the chance to regroup and showcase their resilience against the Mavericks.

 

Prediction

Coming off a recent loss to the Mavericks, the New Orleans Pelicans are poised for a comeback, especially with the home-court advantage. It is notoriously challenging to beat the same team in back-to-back games, and the Pelicans will use this to their advantage.

Expect a motivated Pelicans squad to secure a hard-fought victory, bouncing back from their recent slide.

Pick: New Orleans Pelicans -2.5

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