The Dallas Mavericks (1-1) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (2-1) at Smoothie King Center, beginning at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday, October 25, 2022. The Pelicans are 5.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under for the matchup is 218.5 points.
Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Mavericks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -230 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +187 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 218.5 points.
Mavericks vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: TNT
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Arena: Smoothie King Center
Mavericks vs. Pelicans Betting Trends
The Mavericks’ record against the spread last year was 46-36-0. Dallas won 80% of the games last season in which it was favored on the moneyline (40-10). The Mavericks had 31 of their 82 games hit the over last season.
Against the spread, the Pelicans were 40-40-2 last year. New Orleans was underdogs in 59 games last season and won 19 (32.2%) of those contests. The Pelicans had 33 of their 82 games go over the point total last year.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Mavericks vs. Pelicans Injury Report
Mavericks: Frank Ntilikina: Out (Ankle), Davis Bertans: Out (Knee)
Pelicans: Herbert Jones: Questionable (Knee), Zion Williamson: Questionable (Hip), Brandon Ingram: Out (Concussion), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee), Kira Lewis: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks
On offense, Dallas was the 24th-ranked squad in the league (108.0 points per game) last season. On defense, it was second-best (104.7 points conceded per game). When playing at home, the Mavericks put up 0.7 more points per game (108.4) than they did in road games (107.7).
Dallas was 10th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (13.1 per game) and 19th in 3-point percentage (35.0%) last season. Last year, the Mavericks attempted 56.1% of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 43.9% from beyond it. In terms of makes, 66.7% of the Mavericks’ baskets were 2-pointers, and 33.3% were 3-pointers.
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
With 109.3 points per game on offense, New Orleans was 21st in the NBA last season. At the other end of the court, it allowed 110.3 points per contest, which ranked 13th in the league. In 2021-22, the Pelicans averaged 4.2 more points per game at home (111.4) than away (107.2).
It was a tough season for New Orleans in terms of three-pointers, as it averaged only 10.6 made threes per game (third-worst in NBA) and drained just 33.2% of its attempted threes (fourth-worst). Of the shots taken by the Pelicans last season, 63.5% of them were two-pointers (73.5% of the team’s made baskets) and 36.5% were three-pointers (26.5%).
Mavericks vs. Pelicans Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this contest is the Mavericks, and we project that Pelicans will cover the spread (Mavericks -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 218.5 points.
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