Pelicans vs. Mavericks Pick

NBA Predictions: Will the Pelicans take down host Mavericks? 3/4/18

Are the New Orleans Pelicans going to earn a road win as favorites at the Dallas Mavericks tonight at 7PM ET?

807 New Orleans Pelicans vs. 808 Dallas Mavericks, 7PM ET

CURRENT ODDS

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Pelicans are a 3.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 223 points.

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LINE MOVEMENT

New Orleans opened as a 3-point favorite, while the total has gone down after opening at 224.5. The Pelicans are -3.5 at most books, but can also be found at -4. The total is at either 223 or 223.5 everywhere you look.

PUBLIC BETTING

As of Sunday afternoon, 84 percent of public bets are siding with the visiting Pelicans. Online wager info also shows that 53 percent of bets are coming in on the under.

INJURY TO WATCH

Pelicans center Emeka Okafor is expected to play today despite a sprained ankle. For the Mavericks, guard Wesley Matthews has a left hip injury and is questionable to play tonight.

BETTING STRATEGY

The Pelicans don't play much defense at all and have been playing a lot of overs lately as it has hit in eight of their last 10 contests. The two previous meetings have been split with each team winning straight up on the road. New Orleans has been just as good on the road as at home this season with an 18-14 straight up record. With a spread that is relatively small against an opponent that won't provide much defensive resistance at all to Anthony Davis, I like the Pelicans to get the job done here.

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS -3.5

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