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NBA BASKETBALL

Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans meet at New Orleans Arena.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 112-90 loser as they battled the Spurs on the road. The Mavericks failed to cover in the match as a 5-point underdog, while 202 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Pelicans were a 102-96 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors.

Dallas:
Team record: 20-16 SU, 18-17-1 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans

When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 9-1
After a loss are 6-4

New Orleans:
Team record: 15-19 SU, 13-19-2 ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games at home
is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Dallas
is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing are 1-9
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
Dallas home to New Orleans, Saturday, January 11
New Orleans at Dallas, Saturday, January 11