New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 2/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+2)
American Airlines Center is the site where and the Dallas Mavericks (12-14) will play the New Orleans Pelicans (11-13) on Friday. New Orleans opens this game as 2-point dogs. The total is set at 233.5.
The New Orleans Pelicans stepped onto the hardwood against the Chicago Bulls and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 129-116 in their last game. New Orleans walked away from the contest with a 50.6% field goal percentage (41 out of 81) and buried 13 out of their 36 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Pelicans converted 21 of their 26 tries for a rate of 80.8%. In relation to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 35 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 27 assists for this game while having 11 steals and 2 blocked shots. In terms of defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to shoot 59.3% from the field on 48 out of 81 shooting. Chicago earned 36 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. On top of that, the Bulls grabbed 35 boards (7 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 6 blocks. Chicago ended up shooting 72.7% at the free throw line by converting 8 of 11 shots. They knocked down 25 of their 47 attempts from beyond the arc.
Zion Williamson is one guy who came through in this contest. He racked up 29 points on 12 of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 36:54 minutes and totaled 4 boards. Williamson shot 66.7% from the floor and earned 2 dimes. Someone else that came through in this matchup for the Pelicans was Brandon Ingram. He had 5 rebounds and accounted for 4 assists. He finished the contest at 31.6% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 6-of-19 (21 points). When the final whistle blew, Ingram played 38:02 minutes.
New Orleans will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 11-13 on the year. They turn it over 14.7 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.6 fouls per game. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 46.5 rebounds per game and has totaled 585 assists for the season, which has them ranked 21st in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Pelicans are shooting 35.8% on shots from 3-point land (275 of 769) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 112.5 pts per game (15th in the league) while hitting 47.5% from the field. Defensively, the Pelicans are forcing 13.9 turnovers every game and they draw 21.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 28th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 666 relinquished on the campaign. The Pelicans are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.1% (333 of 504) and they surrender 41.6 boards per game as a squad. They are giving up 38.0% on shots from distance and they are 20th in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (112.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the Dallas Mavericks got the win with a final of 118-117 when they played the Atlanta Hawks. The Mavericks collected 33 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 for this contest. They blocked 3 tries while getting 3 steals in the matchup. The Hawks committed 20 fouls in this game which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 20 shots. They were able to knock down 18 of those for a rate of 90.0%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Dallas made 14 out of 35 tries (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Mavericks ended up shooting 43 out of 84 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.2%. The Mavericks permitted the Hawks to knock down 40 of their 88 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 45.5% for the game. They finished 35.9% from three-point range by shooting 14 out of 39 and finished the game at 23 out of 28 from the charity stripe (82.1%). In the matter of how they cleaned up the glass, Dallas permitted Atlanta to collect 42 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Luka Dončić was important for the Mavericks for the game. He made 9 out of 18 in this contest giving him a rate of 50.0%, which earned him 28 points. Dončić collected 10 rebounds in his 36:35 minutes of playing time and accumulated 10 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Dallas was Kristaps Porziņģis. He totaled 15 points in 19:28 mins on the hardwood via 6 of 14 from the floor in this matchup. Porziņģis ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor as well as totaling 2 dimes and 4 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 12-14 for the season. The Mavericks commit 21.0 personal fouls every game and they shoot 77.9% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 23.0 times per game (26th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.3 times per contest. Dallas has tallied 2,899 pts for the season (111.5 per contest) and they snag 42.8 boards per contest. As an offense, the Mavericks are hitting on 46.0% from the field, which ranks 17th in the NBA. The Mavericks on the defensive end are ranked 23rd in the league in PPG given up with 113.8. The Dallas defense gives up 37.0% from downtown (350 of 946) and opponents are knocking down 77.2% of their foul shots. They concede 23.9 dimes and 46.1 boards every game, which is 9th and 23rd in the league. They have forced 13.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the field (18th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-2) and over 233.5 points
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