New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 5/12/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+3.5)
American Airlines Center is the venue where and the Dallas Mavericks (40-28) will play the New Orleans Pelicans (31-38) on Wednesday. The odds on this matchup have Dallas as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 225.
The New Orleans Pelicans faced off with the Memphis Grizzlies and went home with a loss by a final score of 115-110 in their last game. New Orleans walked away from the game with a 44.3% field goal percentage (43 out of 97) and made 10 out of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Pelicans buried 14 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 50 with 14 of them being offensive. They also recorded 29 assists for this contest as well as forcing 10 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With respect to the defense, New Orleans let their opponent shoot 49.5% from the field on 45 out of 91 shooting. Memphis recorded 33 dimes and had 8 steals for this contest. Additionally, Memphis collected 49 rebounds (10 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Memphis ended up going 59.3% at the charity stripe by knocking down 16 of 27 tries. They made 9 of their 30 attempts from beyond the arc.
Willy Hernangómez is someone who was important for the matchup. He totaled 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 24:28 mins played and also grabbed 8 rebounds. Hernangómez ended up shooting 42.9% from the field and also distributed 4 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Pelicans was James Johnson. He pulled down 7 rebounds in his 28:07 min on the hardwood. He finished the game at 40.0% from the field for this contest by connecting on 4-of-10 (13 points). Overall, Johnson collected 5 assists.
New Orleans will enter this matchup with a mark of 31-38 for the campaign. The Pelicans are connecting on 34.8% on 3-pointers (735 of 2,110) and 73.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 114.8 points per contest (8th in basketball) while going 47.8% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 17.9 personal fouls every game. As a unit, New Orleans is pulling in 47.4 boards per game and is sitting with 1,807 assists this season, which is 8th in the league in terms of passing the rock. On the defensive end, the Pelicans have forced 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.3 fouls. They currently rank 27th in basketball in giving up assists with 1,784 surrendered for the season. The Pelicans defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.8% (931 of 1,470) and they relinquish 41.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are surrendering 38.1% on shots from downtown while they are 24th in the league in PPG from their opponents (114.7).
When they last played, the Dallas Mavericks walked away with a victory by a final of 124-97 when they played the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Mavericks recorded 34 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 42 in this contest. They also coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 9 steals in this matchup. The Cavaliers had 12 fouls in the matchup which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 11 tries. They were able to convert 9 of those for a percentage of 81.8%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Dallas knocked down 15 of their 39 tries (38.5%). Overall, the Mavericks walked away from this one shooting 50 out of 93 from the floor which had them at 53.8%. The Mavericks allowed the Cavaliers to convert 33 of 86 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.4% for the matchup. They finished 35.5% from three-point range by going 11 of 31 and finished the game at 20 out of 31 at the free throw line (64.5%). When it comes to rebounding, Dallas permitted Cleveland to get 38 in all (10 on the offensive side).
Tim Hardaway was important for the Mavericks for the matchup. He buried 9 of 13 in this matchup giving him a rate of 69.2%, and had 2 rebounds. Hardaway racked up 25 points in his 27:21 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists for this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Dallas was Josh Richardson. He left the arena with 1 assist in 25:17 minutes played, and he converted 9 of 14 from the floor. Richardson ended the game having shot 64.3% from the field as well as totaling 20 points and 2 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 40-28 this year. The Mavericks have committed 19.4 fouls per game and they go 77.3% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 22.7 times per contest (26th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 12.1 times per contest. Dallas has totaled 7,632 pts this year (112.2 per game) and they average 43.5 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Mavericks are connecting on 47.1% from the floor, which is ranked 13th in basketball. The Mavericks on defense are ranked 8th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 109.5. They have relinquished 22.5 assists and 44.0 boards per contest, which ranks them 1st and 16th in the league. The Dallas defense allows 36.4% on 3-pointers (872 of 2,398) and opponents are knocking down 76.1% of their foul shots. They have forced 12.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (7th in the NBA).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-3.5) and over 225 points
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