Mavericks vs Pelicans Prediction - NBA Picks 11/12/23
New Orleans Pelicans (4-4) vs Dallas Mavericks (6-2)
Game Info: Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +2 -- Over/Under: 234 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans meet Sunday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview
The Dallas Mavericks look to build on their 7-2 record. The Dallas Mavericks have won 3 of their 4 road games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 122.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 116.9 points on 49 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 32.9 points and 8.4 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 21.3 points and 4.1 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Grant Williams is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview
The New Orleans Pelicans look to snap a 4-game losing streak. The New Orleans Pelicans have split their last 4 home games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 107.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 23 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Zion Williamson is averaging 22.1 points and 7.1 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Hawkins is grabbing 4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game.
I was very high on both of these teams this season, so I'm intrigued with this matchup overall. With that said, the New Orleans Pelicans are banged up, and they're hard to back when undermanned. The Pels won't have Trey Murphy, CJ McCollum, Jose Alvarado, Naji Marshall, and Herbert Jones is questionable. The Dallas Mavericks are coming off one of their best performances of the season and their defense is downright rolling, especially from deep where they have the best shooting percentage. With so many bodies banged up, I have to lay the bucket with the Mavs.