New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 2/2/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The New Orleans Pelicans are headed to American Airlines Center on Thursday where they will attempt to defeat the Dallas Mavericks.
The Pelicans faced off with the Nuggets and took a loss by a score of 122-113 in their last game. New Orleans finished the game having earned a 49.4% FG percentage (42 out of 85) and buried 8 out of their 27 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Pelicans made 21 of their 25 shots for a percentage of 84.0%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 36 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 28 assists in this game as well as forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and earning 13 steals. Concerning the defense, New Orleans let their opponent shoot 49.4% from the floor on 43 out of 87 shooting. Denver distributed 33 dimes and had 7 steals for the game. On top of that, Denver pulled down 44 boards (10 offensive, 34 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Denver ended up going 83.3% when shooting free throws by converting 20 of their 24 shots. They also knocked down 16 of their 36 tries from distance. Concerning personal fouls, the Pelicans ended up finishing with 24 and the Nuggets totaled 21 personal fouls.
Herbert Jones is someone who was a factor in the game. Jones finished the game at 75.0% from the floor and recorded 4 assists. He played 37 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 6 out of 8 shooting.
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New Orleans comes into this contest with a win-loss mark of 26-26 this season. They average 115.0 points per contest (12th in basketball) while connecting on 47.7% from the field. The Pelicans are shooting 35.6% from downtown (570 of 1,601) and 77.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, New Orleans is pulling down 44.1 rebounds per game and has earned 1,342 dimes this year, which has them ranked 8th in basketball in terms of passing. They are turning it over 15.2 times per contest and as a group they are committing 20.6 personal fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Pelicans are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.7 personal fouls. They surrender 34.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 15th in the league in PPG allowed (113.7). The Pelicans defense is allowing a FG percentage of 47.5% (2,161 of 4,551) and they relinquish 42.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 19th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,312 conceded this season.
The last time they took the court, the Mavericks went home victorious with a score of 111-105 against the Pistons. In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Dallas permitted Detroit to get 40 overall (9 on the offensive side). They shot 35.9% from three-point range by going 14 of 39 and finished the game at 19 out of 27 at the free throw line (70.4%). The Mavericks permitted the Pistons to convert 36 out of their 79 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 45.6% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Mavericks finished 39 out of 79 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Dallas knocked down 10 of their 34 tries (29.4%). They were able to knock down 23 of those for a percentage of 69.7%. The Pistons had 31 personal fouls for the game which got the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 33 tries. They coughed up the ball 10 times, while earning 6 steals in the game. The Mavericks were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 40 for the game.
Luka Doncic ended up being important for the Mavericks in this contest. He buried 17 out of 24 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 70.8%, and accounted for 8 rebounds. Doncic earned 53 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood and had 5 dimes in this game.
Dallas has a mark of 27-25 on the season. The Mavericks are committing 20.9 fouls every game while shooting 74.2% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.0 times per contest (30th in the league) and they cough up possession 12.3 times per game. Dallas has accumulated 5,842 points for the campaign (112.3 per contest) and they average 38.6 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Mavericks are connecting on 47.1% from the field, which ranks 17th in the league.
The Mavericks are ranked 8th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 112.0. They have forced 13.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 47.9% from the field (24th in basketball). The Dallas defense allows 35.7% on three-point shots (585 of 1,637) and their opposition knocks down 78.0% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 24.0 dimes and 44.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 8th and 20th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New Orleans
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