New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 3 point favorites.
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The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 3-5. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 107.1 points per contest while giving up 109.0 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 1-8. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.2 points per contest and giving up 108.3, which is a point differential of -10.1.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-4-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 2-7-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 5-4-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
11/01/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is "?"
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 14.9 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Demarcus Cousins averages 30.1 points per game in 37.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 13 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Harrison Barnes averages 16.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Dennis Smith averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 5.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 52%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 107.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.88 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 14th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 17.3 per game. The Pelicans allow 109 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 26th in the league with 98.2 points per game this year. They are 29th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -10.11. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They are 29th in the league in rebounding with 40.1 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 20.6. The Mavericks are 19th in turnovers per game with 15. The Mavericks surrender 108.3 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.1 assists allowed per contest and 24th with 46.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game this season.
The Pelicans are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 8th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. New Orleans is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league.
Dallas is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the NBA. The Mavericks are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113, and their offensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 3rd. They are 26th in the NBA in pace with 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -3
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