Pelicans at Mavericks Prediction - NBA Picks 2/2/23

Dallas Mavericks (27-25) vs New Orleans Pelicans (26-26)

Game Info: Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks meet Thursday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points and 7 rebounds, while CJ McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. Brandon Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

The Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 112.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.4 points and 8.3 assists, while Christian Wood is averaging 18.4 points and 8.4 rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie is the third double-digit scorer and Tim Hardaway Jr. is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.6 rebounds per game.

Pelicans vs Mavs Trends

The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 16-33-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The over is 10-4 in Pelicans last 14 road games. The under is 5-1 in Mavericks last 6 overall. The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

The New Orleans Pelicans are still without their best player, and they're losing their last 5 games by an average of 10.8 points. The Dallas Mavericks play their best ball at home, where they win by an average of 4.7 points and Luka continues to play at an alien type level. The Mavs are simply playing the better ball right now, they're at home, and the chalk is reasonable. Give me the Mavericks. 

Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -4.5

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