Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/1/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
The Dallas Mavericks (10-9) are on their way to Smoothie King Center on Wednesday where they will take on the New Orleans Pelicans (6-17).
The Mavericks stepped onto the hardwood against the Cavaliers and took a loss by a score of 114-96 in their last contest. In regard to personal fouls, the Mavericks walked away with 15 and the Cavaliers recorded 19 personal fouls. They made 10 of 19 shots from downtown. Cleveland finished the game at 77.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 14 of their 18 attempts. On top of that, Cleveland had 43 rebounds (5 offensive, 38 defensive) and earned 7 blocks. Cleveland distributed 48 dimes and had 29 steals for the contest. When discussing the defense, Dallas allowed their opponent to shoot 56.3% from the field on 45 out of 80 shooting. They also recorded 20 dimes for the game while forcing the opposition into 4 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With respect to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 33 with 7 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks converted 6 of 15 tries for a percentage of 40.0%. Dallas walked away from the game with a 43.8% field goal percentage (39 out of 89) and converted 12 out of their 39 3-pointers.
Luka Doncic is one guy who played a role in the matchup. He accumulated 25 points on 9 out of 21 shooting. He was on the court for 33 minutes played and collected 10 boards. Doncic finished shooting 42.9% from the floor and also dished out 10 dimes.
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Dallas enters this game with a record of 10-9 on the year. They have an average of 104.2 points per contest (23rd in the NBA) on 43.8% from the field. The Mavericks are connecting on 33.2% from downtown (242 of 729) and 73.0% from the free throw line. As a team, Dallas is snagging 43.8 boards per game and has accumulated 427 assists for the year, which has them ranked 29th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 11.7 times per game and as a unit are committing 19.1 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Mavericks have forced 14.1 turnovers per game while drawing 18.7 fouls. They relinquish 36.5% from beyond the arc and they rank 18th in the league in PPG allowed (106.6). The Mavericks defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 47.4% (772 of 1,629) and they surrender 46.5 boards per game as a group. They are 8th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 461 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Pelicans took home the win by a final score of 123-104 when they faced the Clippers. The Pelicans corralled 33 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards for a total of 47 for the matchup. They turned it over 7 times, while earning 11 steals for this contest. The Clippers committed 15 fouls for the contest which got the Pelicans to the free throw line for 16 tries. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 81.3%. When talking about 3-point attempts, New Orleans made 14 of their 35 tries (40.0%). In all, the Pelicans ended up going 48 for 94 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.1%. The Pelicans permitted the Clippers to convert 37 out of their 72 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.4% in this game. They finished shooting 38.9% from distance by going 14 out of 36 and finished the contest at 16 out of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). When it comes to attacking the glass, New Orleans permitted Los Angeles to snag 31 in all (4 on the offensive glass).
Jonas Valanciunas ended up being a major contributor for the Pelicans in this matchup. He converted 15 out of 24 in this game for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and added 15 rebounds. Valanciunas accumulated 39 points in his 32 mins on the court and had 3 assists in this matchup.
New Orleans has a win-loss record of 6-17 on the campaign. The Pelicans have committed 20.0 personal fouls per contest and they hit 81.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 23.9 times per game (11th in basketball) and they turn it over 15.2 times per game. New Orleans has accumulated 2,365 points on the season (102.8 per contest) and they grab 46.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Pelicans are hitting on 42.9% from the field, which ranks 27th in the league.
The New Orleans defense allows 37.0% on 3-pointers (291 of 786) and opponents are knocking down 77.1% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 24.2 dimes and 43.7 total boards per game, which has them ranked 21st and 7th in basketball. The Pelicans on defense are ranked 23rd in the NBA in PPG given up with 109.3. They are able to force 13.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 46.7% from the floor (25th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dallas
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