Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans - 3/27/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (19-24) vs Dallas Mavericks (23-19)
Game Info: Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 112.5 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.6 points and 9.1 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 20 points and 8.6 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 25.7 points and seven rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 24.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.7 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 25-11-2 ATS in their last 38 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest. The Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 10-4 in Mavericks last 14 overall. The over is 30-8 in Pelicans last 38 overall. The Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Dallas Mavericks should be eager to bounce back after a bad loss to the Pacers, and they're still winning their last five games by an average of 12 points while shooting 51.7 percent from the field. The Mavs also beat the Pelicans last month, dropping 143 points on their head. The New Orleans Pelicans continue to underachieve this season and aren't a team I'm thrilled to back against quality teams. We're not being asked to lay a lot here. Give me the Mavs and the small chalk.