New Orleans Pelicans at Dallas Mavericks NBA Point Spread Picks 3/18/2019
Monday, March 18, 2019
American Airlines Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, March 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 1.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 30-42. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -0.2 as they average 115.8 points per game while giving up 116.0 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 28-41 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 107.9 points per game and surrender 109.6, good for a point differential of -1.7.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-37-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 38-33-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 39-29-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-38-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/07/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is out indefinitely
03/07/19 PG Jrue Holiday Abdominal is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
03/16/19 PG Luka Doncic Knee is questionable Monday vs New Orleans
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
Julius Randle averages 21.1 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%. Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 26.3 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Tim Hardaway averages 18.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Luka Doncic averages 21.0 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 116.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 26.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league. New Orleans averages 115.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 27.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 5th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 109.6 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Dallas is 22nd in the league with 107.9 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.7. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 22.8. The Mavericks are 8th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Pelicans are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 23rd. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. New Orleans is 15th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Dallas is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 20th in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 17th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -1.5
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