New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 1/11/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+4.5)
The New Orleans Pelicans (4-5) travel to American Airlines Center on Monday where they'll meet the Dallas Mavericks (5-4). New Orleans opens this contest as 4.5-point dogs. The over/under is set at 215.
The New Orleans Pelicans played the Charlotte Hornets and took a loss by a final of 118-110 in their last contest. New Orleans finished the game with a 49.4% FG percentage (38 of 77) and made 15 of their 38 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Pelicans converted 19 of their 26 shots for a percentage of 73.1%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 36 with 10 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 29 assists in this contest in addition to having 6 steals and 4 blocks. In reference to defending, New Orleans allowed 47.1% from the field on 41 out of 87 shooting. Charlotte earned 33 dimes and had 10 steals in this game. Furthurmore, the Hornets collected 45 boards (16 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 4 blocks. Charlotte finished 80.0% when shooting free throws by converting 20 of their 25 attempts. They made 16 of 42 attempts from 3-point range.
Zion Williamson is someone who came through for this contest. He ended up scoring 26 points on 12 of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 33:42 minutes played and also totaled 8 boards. Williamson finished the contest at 54.5% from the field and also earned 3 dimes. Someone else that came through in this matchup for the Pelicans was Josh Hart. He grabbed 8 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He ended up shooting 75.0% from the field for this game by shooting 6-of-8 (19 points). When all was said and done, Hart played 26:43 min.
New Orleans heads into this one with a mark of 4-5 for the year. They cough up possession 16.7 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 48.4 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 210 dimes so far this year, which ranks 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. The Pelicans are connecting on 32.2% on shots from downtown (92 of 286) and 71.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 107.1 points per game (25th in basketball) while hitting 45.6% from the floor. On the defensive end, the Pelicans are able to force 15.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.4 fouls. They are giving up 36.2% on 3-pointers and they are 5th in the league in PPG allowed (106.6). The Pelicans defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.5% (137 of 202) and they relinquish 40.6 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 19th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 243 relinquished on the year.
When they last played, the Dallas Mavericks walked away with a victory by a final of 112-98 when they played the Orlando Magic. The Mavericks recorded 38 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 44 in this game. They also turned away 8 shots while recording 5 steals in the game. The Magic had 16 fouls for this game which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throws for a percentage of 77.8%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Dallas buried 20 out of 40 attempts (50.0%). When all was said and done, the Mavericks walked away from this one shooting 39 for 79 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4%. The Mavericks permitted the Magic to make 38 of their 89 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.7% in this matchup. They went 19.4% from beyond the arc via 6 out of 31 and finished the game at 16 out of 22 from the free throw line (72.7%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Dallas allowed Orlando to collect 43 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Tim Hardaway ended up being important for the Mavericks in the game. He knocked down 12 of 20 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 60.0%, which had him sitting at 36 points. Hardaway totaled 5 boards in his 40:26 minutes of time on the court and had 2 assists in this matchup. Another guy who came through for Dallas was Trey Burke. He ended up scoring 29 points in 21:02 minutes on the hardwood by way of 11 of 13 from the floor for the game. Burke walked away from this one going 84.6% from the floor as well as totaling 4 assists and 2 boards.
Dallas has a record of 5-4 so far this year. On the offensive side of the court, the Mavericks are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which ranks 16th in the league. Dallas has scored 990 pts so far this year (110.0 per game) and they collect 43.1 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 22.6 times per game (28th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. The Mavericks have committed 21.8 personal fouls per game and they hit 76.6% from the free throw line. The Mavericks defensively are ranked 4th in basketball in PPG allowed with 105.7. The Dallas defense allows 31.5% on 3-point attempts (101 of 321) and opponents are connecting on 77.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 21.3 assists and 44.6 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 2nd and 14th in basketball. They are able to force 15.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dallas (-4.5)
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