Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 10/25/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Bally Sports New Orleans
Smoothie King Center is where the New Orleans Pelicans will try to beat the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.
The Mavericks faced off with the Grizzlies and went home with a win by a final score of 137-96 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Mavericks ended up finishing with 24 and the Grizzlies accounted for 29 fouls. They converted 9 of their 33 tries from downtown. Memphis finished 79.2% from the free throw line by knocking down 19 of their 24 shots. In addition, Memphis pulled down 29 rebounds (6 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 7 blocks. Memphis doled out 20 dimes and had 4 steals for the matchup. When talking about defending, Dallas allowed 43.0% from the floor on 34 of 79 shooting. They also distributed 23 assists in this contest while forcing 17 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Regarding rebounding, they earned 52 with 15 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Mavericks buried 30 of their 36 tries for a percentage of 83.3%. Dallas ended the game having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (45 of 90) and converted 17 out of their 39 3-point shots.
Luka Doncic is a player who was a factor for the game. He accounted for 32 points on 12 out of 23 shooting. He played 30 minutes and pulled down 7 rebounds. Doncic finished 52.2% from the floor and also totaled 10 dimes.
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Dallas will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 1-1 for the season. They have an average of 121.0 points per contest (8th in basketball) while shooting 48.5% from the floor. The Mavericks are connecting on 41.9% on shots beyond the perimeter (31 of 74) and 72.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Dallas is collecting 46.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 40 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 30th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.5 times per game and as a squad they commit 23.0 personal fouls per contest.
On the defensive end of the court, the Mavericks are able to force 15.0 turnovers per game while drawing 29.0 fouls. They are surrendering 30.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 2nd in basketball in PPG allowed (101.5). The Mavericks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.1% (74 of 164) and they concede 34.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They are 2nd in the league in giving up assists with 45 surrendered so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Pelicans took a loss by a score of 122-121 against the Jazz. The Pelicans corralled 31 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 17 times, while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Jazz had 20 fouls in the matchup which got the Pelicans to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They were able to make 17 of those for a rate of 77.3%. Regarding shooting from downtown, New Orleans buried 8 out of 27 tries (29.6%). When all was said and done, the Pelicans shot 48 out of 102 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.1%. The Pelicans permitted the Jazz to knock down 43 of 98 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.9% for this contest. They went 34.2% from three-point range by going 13 of 38 and ended up going 23 of 28 from the free throw line (82.1%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, New Orleans permitted Utah to grab 44 in all (15 on the offensive glass).
CJ McCollum ended up being a major contributor for the Pelicans for the game. He buried 12 of 25 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 48.0%, and had 4 rebounds. McCollum earned 28 points in his 41 minutes on the court and had 12 assists for the contest.
New Orleans has a win-loss record of 2-1 on the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Pelicans are connecting on 47.8% from the field, which has them ranked 9th in the league. New Orleans has tallied 375 points this year (125.0 per contest) and they grab 53.0 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 28.0 times per contest (5th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.3 times per game. The Pelicans are responsible for committing 19.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 79.8% from the charity stripe.
The New Orleans defense concedes 34.3% on three-point shots (36 of 105) and their opponents are making 78.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 27.0 assists and 40.0 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 20th and 4th in the league. The Pelicans defensively are ranked 17th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 114.0. They are forcing their opponents into 15.7 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.7% from the floor (8th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans and under the total points
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