Mavericks vs. Pelicans Prediction
Will tonight's Mavericks and Pelicans matchup be a defensive struggle at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Pelicans are 5-point home favorites versus the Mavericks while the over/under currently sits at 200.5 points.
Dallas has dropped six of its last 10 games entering play tonight and is just 4-6 at the betting window as well. The Mavericks are still 40-33 against the spread on the season, however, but are 15-18 against the number on the road this year.
New Orleans has won six of its last 10 games and is 6-4 against the spread during that same stretch. The Pelicans are 37-36 at the betting window on the season and are 20-17 against the number at home this year. They're also 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games and are 9-4-1 against the number in their last 14 games overall.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams, is 14-6 in the Pelicans' last 20 games overall, and is 8-2 in their last 10 games when they're coming off one day of rest. On the other side, the under is 12-3-1 in the Mavericks' last 16 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game, is 15-5-1 in their last 21 games overall, and is 6-2 in their last eight road games.
WEDNESDAY NBA PREDICTION: MAVERICKS/PELICANS UNDER 200.5