New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks 11/8/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets, Tips and Prediction
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, November 8, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Dallas Mavericks (6-3) are hosting the New Orleans Pelicans (1-9) at American Airlines Center on Monday.
The Pelicans played the Warriors and took a loss by a final of 126-85 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Pelicans ended up with 18 while the Warriors accounted for 12 personal fouls. They made 20 of their 50 tries from three-point range. Golden State finished 85.7% from the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 14 attempts. Moreover, Golden State collected 39 rebounds (9 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Golden State recorded 48 dimes and had 36 steals in this contest. Regarding defense, New Orleans allowed 52.2% from the floor on 47 of 90 shooting. They also dished out 23 assists in the game in addition to creating 3 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 41 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pelicans converted 12 of 16 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. New Orleans walked away from the game with a 35.6% field goal percentage (31 of 87) and made 11 out of their 44 3-point attempts.
Jonas Valanciunas is one guy who was a major contributor for the contest. Valanciunas finished shooting 57.1% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes. He was on the court for 31 mins and also snagged 15 rebounds. He accounted for 20 points on 8 of 14 shooting.
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New Orleans steps onto the court with a win-loss record of 1-9 on the season. They are averaging 101.4 pts per contest (26th in the league) while hitting 42.0% from the field. The Pelicans are connecting on 32.7% on 3-pointers (114 of 349) and 80.7% from the free throw line. As a team, New Orleans is pulling in 46.7 boards per contest and has racked up 228 assists this season, which is 11th in the NBA in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 16.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.3 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Pelicans are forcing 13.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They surrender 38.3% on 3-point attempts and they rank 28th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.7). The Pelicans defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.8% (415 of 869) and they concede 44.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They are 25th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 255 relinquished for the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Mavericks walked away with a victory by a final of 107-104 against the Celtics. When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Dallas allowed Boston to get 28 in all (8 offensive). They went 29.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 of 31 and finished the contest at 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). The Mavericks allowed the Celtics to knock down 42 of 86 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 48.8% for the game. When all was said and done, the Mavericks finished 41 for 78 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 52.6%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Dallas buried 13 of 39 attempts (33.3%). They were able to make 12 of the free throw tries for a rate of 85.7%. The Celtics committed 11 fouls for the game which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 14 tries. They turned the ball over 15 times, while earning 7 steals in this matchup. The Mavericks corralled 33 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for this contest.
Luka Doncic ended up having an impact for the Mavericks in this game. Doncic totaled 33 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and earned 5 dimes in the game. He buried 12 out of 21 in the matchup for a rate of 57.1%, and tallied 9 rebounds.
Dallas has a record of 6-3 so far this season. The Mavericks have committed 20.3 fouls per game and they hit 71.6% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 19.8 times per game (30th in the NBA) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.4 times per contest. Dallas has totaled 916 pts for the campaign (101.8 per contest) and they grab 45.9 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Mavericks are hitting on 42.3% from the floor, which is 25th in basketball.
The Dallas defense gives up 34.8% from downtown (101 of 290) and their opponents are converting on 74.4% of their foul shots. They give up 23.4 assists and 47.7 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 17th and 23rd in basketball. The Mavericks are ranked 12th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.1. They are forcing 13.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.0% from the floor (25th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas
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