Mavericks vs Pelicans Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, February 2, 2023

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A matchup featuring a struggling NBA team, the New Orleans Pelicans (26-26) and the Dallas Mavericks (27-25) will commence at American Airlines Center on February 2, 2023. The Pelicans have lost nine in a row and are 1-9 in their past 10 games. They are 4.5-point underdogs. The matchup has a 223 point total.

How to bet Mavericks vs. Pelicans

Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Mavericks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -197 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +165 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 223 points.

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Mavericks vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 2, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSW
  • Location: Dallas, Texas
  • Arena: American Airlines Center

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The Mavericks have played 52 games, with 17 wins against the spread. Dallas has won 24, or 64.9%, of the 37 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Mavericks games this year have gone over the total in 28 out of 52 opportunities (53.8%).

In the Pelicans’ 52 games this year, they have 24 wins against the spread. New Orleans is 8-17 in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 32% of those games). Pelicans games this season have hit the over on 29 of 52 set point totals (55.8%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Mavericks Leaders
Luka Doncic 46 33.4 8.9 8.3 1.5 0.5 2.8
Spencer Dinwiddie 51 17.5 3.1 5.3 0.7 0.3 2.6
Tim Hardaway Jr. 48 13.6 3.5 1.6 0.8 0.1 2.7
Dorian Finney-Smith 38 8.8 4.5 1.4 0.9 0.5 1.9
Josh Green 32 7.7 2.4 1.4 0.9 0.1 1


Pelicans Leaders
CJ McCollum 46 21.3 4.4 5.8 1 0.6 2.9
Brandon Ingram 18 20.2 5.1 4.9 0.9 0.6 1.7
Jonas Valančiūnas 52 14.5 9.6 1.6 0.3 0.5 0.6
Trey Murphy III 49 12.6 3.7 1.3 1.1 0.5 2.1
Naji Marshall 47 10.1 3.8 2.6 0.8 0.2 1
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Mavericks vs. Pelicans Injury Report

Pelicans: Dyson Daniels: Out (Ankle), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

Dallas ranks 24th in the NBA with 112.3 points per game so far this season. At the other end of the court, it ranks seventh with 112 points allowed per game. When playing at home, the Mavericks are putting up three more points per game (113.8) than they are on the road (110.8). The Mavericks have been racking up 113.2 points per contest in their last 10 appearances, an average that’s slightly higher than the 112.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 campaign.

Dallas ranks third-best in the NBA by draining 14.6 three-pointers per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks 14th in the league at 36.1%. The Mavericks are attempting 42.5 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 51.2% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 62.5% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 40.5 three-pointers per contest, which are 48.8% of their shots (and 37.5% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

Offensively New Orleans is the 12th-ranked team in the NBA (115 points per game). Defensively it is 15th (113.7 points allowed per game). At home the Pelicans are putting up 114.4 points per game, 1.1 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (115.5). The Pelicans have performed worse offensively over their last 10 games, generating 104.9 points per contest, 10.1 fewer points their than season average of 115.

New Orleans is 23rd in the NBA in 3-pointers made (11 per game) and 18th in 3-point percentage (35.6%). In 2022-23, the Pelicans have attempted 34.8% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 65.2% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 26% of the Pelicans’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 74% have been 2-pointers.

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Predictions and Pick

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Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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