Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Parlay 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 7.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 11-25. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 99.9 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 18-16. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 111.1 points per contest and giving up 110.9, which is a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 17-18-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 15-21-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 20-14-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 21-13-0 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/12/17 G Tony Allen Knee is out indefinitely
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Wesley Matthews averages 11.6 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Demarcus Cousins averages 25.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 35.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 12.1 rebounds per game and 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Jrue Holiday has scored 18.1 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per game this season for the Pelicans. He hauls in 4.3 rebounds per contest and has 5.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 102.6 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Dallas averages 99.9 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.78 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 40.8 boards per contest and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 13 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 110.9 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 17th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per contest this year. New Orleans is 3rd in the NBA with 111.1 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 0.24. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 43 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 26.8. The Pelicans are 4th in turnovers per contest with 16.2.
The Mavericks are 24th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 14th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Dallas is 28th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Pelicans are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 12th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas +7.5 and over 210.5 total points
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