Mavericks vs Pelicans Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, March 8, 2023

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The Dallas Mavericks (34-32) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (31-34) at Smoothie King Center, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. The Pelicans are just 2-point underdogs in the game. A 234-point over/under has been installed for this matchup.

How to bet Mavericks vs. Pelicans

Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 2 points, with oddsmakers listing the Mavericks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -135 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +114 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 234 points.

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Mavericks vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

In the Mavericks’ 66 games this year, they have 23 wins against the spread. Dallas has come away with 28 wins in the 45 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Mavericks games this year have gone over the total in 37 out of 65 opportunities (56.9%).

The Pelicans have played 65 games, with 29 wins against the spread. New Orleans has won 31.4% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (11-24). Pelicans games this year have gone over the point total 50.8% of the time (33 out of 65 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Mavericks Leaders
Luka Doncic 56 33.3 8.7 8 1.5 0.5 2.8
Kyrie Irving 50 27.2 5.1 5.6 1.1 0.7 3.2
Christian Wood 54 17.2 7.7 1.6 0.4 1.1 1.6
Tim Hardaway Jr. 60 14.2 3.6 1.7 0.7 0.1 3
Josh Green 46 8.9 2.8 1.6 0.8 0.1 1.2


Pelicans Leaders
Brandon Ingram 30 23.3 5 4.8 0.7 0.4 1.6
CJ McCollum 58 21 4.3 5.8 0.9 0.6 2.7
Jonas Valančiūnas 62 14.3 9.7 1.7 0.3 0.5 0.5
Trey Murphy III 62 12.8 3.6 1.4 1 0.5 2.2
Josh Richardson 48 11.2 2.8 3.1 1.2 0.3 1.7
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Mavericks vs. Pelicans Injury Report

Pelicans: Larry Nance: Out (Leg), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), Jose Alvarado: Out (Lower Leg)

What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks

With 114.1 points per game on offense, Dallas is 16th in the NBA. On defense, it gives up 113.2 points per contest, which ranks 14th in the league. Offensively the Mavericks have performed better when playing at home this year, posting 115.9 points per game, compared to 112.1 per game away from home. On the offensive side of the ball, the Mavericks have picked up their production significantly over their last 10 games, scoring 123.1 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 114.1 they’ve put up over the course of this year.

Dallas ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking third-best in the league with 15.1 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks ninth with a 37.1% shooting percentage from downtown. The Mavericks are attempting 42.7 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 51.2% of the shots they’ve taken (and 61.8% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 40.8 treys per contest, which are 48.8% of their shots (and 38.2% of the team’s buckets).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

In 2022-23, New Orleans is 16th in the NBA on offense (114.1 points scored per game) and 16th on defense (113.6 points conceded). At home the Pelicans are putting up 114.8 points per game, 1.3 more than they are averaging away (113.5). In their last 10 games, the Pelicans are tallying 106.5 points per contest, compared to their season average of 114.1.

Beyond the arc, New Orleans is fifth-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.6). It is ranked 20th in 3-point percentage at 35.2%. In 2022-23, the Pelicans have taken 65.6% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 34.4% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 74.7% of the Pelicans’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 25.3% have been 3-pointers.

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Predictions and Pick

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