Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview: Point Spread, Moneylines, Odds

Southwest Division opponents meet when the Dallas Mavericks (34-32) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (31-34) at Smoothie King Center, starting at 7:30 PM ET on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. The Pelicans are 2-point underdogs in the game, the fourth matchup between the squads this season. The point total is 230 in the matchup.

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Mavericks vs. Pelicans Game Time and Odds

  • Game Day: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN, BSNO, and BSSW
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center
  • Moneyline favorite: Mavericks (-131)
  • Spread: Mavericks (-2)
  • Total: 230

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Betting Stats and Trends

  • The Mavericks are 23-40-3 against the spread this season.
  • Dallas is 12-28-2 ATS when playing as at least 2-point favorites.
  • This season, Mavericks games have hit the over 37 times out of 65 chances.
  • Dallas and its opponents have gone over the current 230-point total in 30 of 66 games (45.5%) this season.
  • The average amount of points in Mavericks games this season is 227.3, which is 2.7 fewer than Wednesday’s total of 230.
  • The Pelicans have covered the spread 29 times this season (29-35-1).
  • In games it has played as 2-point underdogs or more, New Orleans has an ATS record of 10-20-1.
  • Pelicans games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 33 times this year.
  • New Orleans has combined with its opponents to score more than 230 points in 32 of 65 games this season.
  • The 230 total in this game is 2.4 points higher than the 227.6 average total in Pelicans games this season.

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Statistics and Rankings

Mavericks Rank Mavericks AVG Pelicans AVG Pelicans Rank
16th 114.1 Points Scored 114.1 16th
14th 113.2 Points Allowed 113.6 16th
30th 38.6 Rebounds 43.6 13th
29th 7.8 Off. Rebounds 10.9 12th
3rd 15.1 3pt Made 10.6 26th
28th 22.5 Assists 25.6 8th
2nd 11.8 Turnovers 14.1 22nd

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Stats and Trends

  • The Mavericks have covered the spread three times in their last 10 contests while putting up a 4-6 record straight-up in those games.
  • Dallas and its opponents have combined to hit the over in seven of those 10 games.
  • The last 10 Dallas games averaged 234.1 total points, 4.1 more points than this matchup’s over/under.
  • Over their last 10 games, the Mavericks have a points-per-game average nine points above their season-long scoring average.
  • The Pelicans have gone 3-7 over their past 10 contests, with a 3-7 record against the spread during that span.
  • In New Orleans’ past 10 contests, it has hit the over twice.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have combined to score an average of 230.8 combined points over its last 10 games, 0.8 more than the 230 over/under in this matchup.
  • In their last 10 games, the Pelicans’ points per game average is 106.5, 7.6 points lower per game than their season-long scoring average.

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