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The Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans will meet on the court at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday in a battle of division rivals.

In their last action, Dallas was an 89-82 winner at home against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (171) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

New Orleans won its last outing, a 131-128 result against the Bulls on December 2. The Pelicans covered in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 259 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Team record: 11-8 SU, 8-10-1 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games
is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing New Orleans
is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games when playing on the road against New Orleans

When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 7-3
After playing Charlotte are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

New Orleans:
Team record: 9-8 SU, 7-9-1 ATS
Current streak: won 3 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of last 10 games
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Dallas
is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Chicago are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Next up:
Dallas at Portland, Saturday, December 7
New Orleans home to Oklahoma City, Friday, December 6