Dallas Mavericks (@2.25) vs New Orleans Pelicans (@1.7)
24-08-2019

Our Prediction:

New Orleans Pelicans will win

Dallas Mavericks – New Orleans Pelicans Match Prediction | 24-08-2019 20:10

said he's making great progress in his rehab from the wrist issue and expects to be cleared before the calendar turns to 2019. Jalen Brunson has been starting in his absence, but his minutes will take a major dip once Smith Jr. Dennis Smith Jr. "I'm making great progress," Smith said after the final pre-Christmas game Sunday in Portland. is back. It'll be soon, I can tell you that, for sure." DSJ is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, and we should get another update following shootaround. "I'm getting better with everything, and it's feeling better every day.

In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league. Dallas is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. The Mavericks are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 13th.

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In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.1 per game. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 22nd and 19th in those defensive categories. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the league. Dallas averages 111.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. They average 45.5 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 21st in those offensive categories. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. The Mavericks allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league.

They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 116.4 points per contest and give up 115.6, which is a point differential of 0.8. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 15-20. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.8 as they average 111.0 points per contest while giving up 110.2 per game. The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 16-17.

New Orleans is 11-5 straight up and 8-8 ATS in its 16 home games this season, and is just 3-4 straight up and ATS in the last seven matchups at Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans opened as 5-point favorites here with the total at 230.0 points and the Mavericks at +170 money line odds. Dallas is 2-14 straight up and 7-9 ATS in its 16 road games this term, while the Mavs are 0-7 straight up and 2-5 ATS in their previous seven outings away from home. The under is 6-3 in New Orleans last nine games, while the over has hit in Dallas last six games overall.

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Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the league. The Pelicans allow 115.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 25.3 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 4th. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 14.7 per game. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive categories. New Orleans averages 116.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 27.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 5th and 2nd in those offensive categories. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.

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Forcing turnovers Surprisingly, New Orleans are one of the best assisting teams in the NBA. They possess an assist percentage of 61.6 (fourth in the NBA) and an assist ratio of 17.8 (fifth in the NBA). The Mavericks are also in the top ten for assist percentage (ninth) and it will be crucial that both teams be on their game to disrupt each others passing games.

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The Pelicans have a Friday-Saturday, back-to-back set coming up, and for now, we'll be considering Mirotic doubtful for those games. Nikola Mirotic (ankle) will remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks. Mirotic hasn't played since spraining his ankle on Dec. Darius Miller and Solomon Hill will pick up some extra minutes while he's out, and Jahlil Okafor will have the opportunity to get into the rotation. 10, and Wednesday will mark his sixth consecutive game on the sidelines.

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His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%. He grabs 12.9 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. Anthony Davis averages 28.1 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest this year. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. Jrue Holiday averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.7 minutes per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.

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The Mavericks surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Dallas is 16th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 5th in turnovers per game with 15.2. They rank 21st with 24.4 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 43.1 rebounds surrendered per game. They are 13th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 22.9. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 0.7. The Mavericks are 19th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game.