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Pelicans visit Mavericks in hoops battle

New Orleans PelicansDallas Mavericks
15-20January 11, 2014, 08:30 | American Airlines Center21-16

American Airlines Center will feature Mavericks vs. Pelicans action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Pelicans will try to spoil the party on Saturday; they are 13-20-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Mavericks are 19-17-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). New Orleans is 19-16 on the totals; Dallas is 18-19.

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened this morning as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 200.5 at BetOnline and other shops.

The Mavericks - Pelicans odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Dallas is rated No. 17 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pelicans sit at No. 19. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-93 win for the Mavericks.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dallas's No. 10-ranked offense (102.81 PPG) against a Pelicans defense that ranks No. 27 at 102.97 PPG. The Mavericks have averaged 46.76% from the field per game, more than the Pelicans have managed so far this season (45.57% on average).

Next up:
New Orleans home to San Antonio, Monday, January 13th
Dallas home to Orlando, Monday, January 13th