New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks NBA Parlay 3/4/2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 3 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 35-26. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.4 as they are averaging 112.1 points per game while giving up 111.7 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 19-44. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.1 points per game and surrendering 104.8, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 33-28-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 37-24-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 32-30-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 28-35-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Anthony Davis averages 28.1 points per contest in 36.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.4 assists per game and 11.1 rebounds per contest for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Dennis Smith averages 14.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and 4.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Harrison Barnes has scored 18.5 points per contest while playing 34.4 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 6.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 111.7 points per contest which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 24.2 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA. New Orleans averages 112.1 points per contest this year, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.43 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 43.8 boards per contest and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 15.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks give up 104.8 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 45.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per contest this year. Dallas is 27th in the NBA with 102.1 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.7. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.5 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 22.5. The Mavericks are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.5.
The Pelicans are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 17th in the league. New Orleans is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league.
Dallas is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Mavericks are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.5, and their defensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 13th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 18th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans -3 and over 224.5 total points
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