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New Orleans Pelicans Home to Dallas Mavericks in NBA Betting

The Dallas Mavericks will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Pelicans in New Orleans at Smoothie King Center on Friday in NBA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the New Orleans Pelicans as -7.5-point favorites in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 210.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 110-100 victory for the Pelicans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Orleans Pelicans currently sport a record of 18-16, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 19-14-1 ATS. The Dallas Mavericks are 11-25 and 17-19 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pelicans post a 21-13 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Mavericks have gone 15-21 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New Orleans vs Dallas injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the New Orleans Pelicans at No. 26 and the Dallas Mavericks at No. 17 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New Orleans's No. 3-ranked offense averaging 111.15 PPG, against a Dallas Mavericks defense that ranks No. 9 at 102.64 PPG. The New Orleans Pelicans field goal percentage has averaged 49.17% so far, more than the Dallas Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.41% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Dallas got 15 points from Dirk Nowitzki en route to a 98-94 victory over Indiana on Wednesday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The Nets were burned for 33 points by Anthony Davis on Wednesday as the Pelicans picked up a 128-113 win at Smoothie King Center.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 12-6 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Dallas is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Dallas's last 10 games
  • Dallas is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of New Orleans's last 14 games
  • New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Oklahoma City, Sunday, December 31st
New Orleans home to New York, Saturday, December 30th