Pelicans vs Mavericks Prediction - NBA Picks 1/13/24

Dallas Mavericks (23-16) vs New Orleans Pelicans (23-15)

Game Info: Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after winning 6 of their last 8 games. The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning 4 of their last 5 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks prediction.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans beat the Kings and Warriors this week, but they’re coming off a loss to the Nuggets. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 116.4 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 22 points and 4.6 rebounds, while Zion Williamson is averaging 21.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Facts

  • The Pelicans have lost each of their 13 previous road games on the second leg of a back-to-back against the Mavericks.
  • The Pelicans have failed to cover the spread in each of their last seven road games against Southwest Division opponents that held a winning record.
  • Five of the Pelicans' last six road games have gone OVER the total points line.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks recently beat the Timberwolves and Knicks while losing to the Grizzlies. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 118.8 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 117.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 33.6 points and 9.1 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 24.8 points and 5 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks Team Facts

  • The Mavericks have won seven of their last eight games against the Pelicans at American Airlines Center.
  • The Mavericks have failed to cover the spread in each of their last six home games when playing with a rest advantage.
  • Each of the Mavericks' last six Saturday games at American Airlines Center have gone OVER the total points line.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks prediction

This line has heavily shifted toward the Mavs even with Luka and others out. That tells me the Pelicans are expected to sit key players as well. If that's the case, I have to lean toward the rested Mavericks at home. The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a hard fought win over the Knicks where they were undermanned, and they've been chilling at home for a while. I'll lay the bucket, assuming the Pels will be down key players due to rest.

Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -2.5

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