Mavericks vs. Pelicans: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – November 12, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on November 17, 2023

A contest featuring a pair of the league’s top shooters, Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks (7-2) visit CJ McCollum and the New Orleans Pelicans (4-5) on November 12, 2023 at Smoothie King Center. Dončić hits six treys per contest (first in league), and McCollum makes four (fifth). The Mavericks are 2.5-point favorites for the contest. The over/under for the matchup is set at 234.5 points.

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Mavericks vs. Pelicans Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Total
Mavericks -2.5 234.5

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Injury Report as of November 12

Mavericks: Maximilian Kleber: Out (Toe)

Pelicans: Trey Murphy: Out (Knee), Jose Alvarado: Out (Ankle), CJ McCollum: Out (Lung), Naji Marshall: Questionable (Knee), Herbert Jones: Questionable (Leg)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Mavericks (-2.5)
Total Pick Under (234.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Stat Rankings

Mavericks Avg. (Rank) Pelicans Avg. (Rank)
122.8 (2nd) Points Scored 107.4 (28th)
116.9 (23rd) Points Allowed 114 (18th)
41.3 (25th) Rebounds 43.3 (19th)
9.4 (24th) Off. Rebounds 10.4 (18th)
17.2 (1st) 3pt Made 10.8 (25th)
25 (17th) Assists 22 (29th)
12.3 (3rd) Turnovers 13.8 (13th)

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Mavericks Key Players

Luka Doncic 2 41 11.5 8.5 1 0 6
Tim Hardaway Jr. 2 18 5 2.5 0.5 0 3
Dereck Lively II 2 12.5 6 0.5 0.5 1 0
Grant Williams 2 11 6 0 0 0.5 2.5
Dwight Powell 1 11 2 0 1 0 1

Pelicans Key Players

Zion Williamson 2 23.5 6 2.5 0.5 0 0
CJ McCollum 2 18 3.5 6.5 3 0.5 4
Herbert Jones 2 11.5 5 2 0.5 2 2
Jonas Valančiūnas 2 10 8 0.5 0 0.5 1
Jordan Hawkins 2 6 2 1.5 0 0 2

Betting Trends

  • Against the spread, the Mavericks are 5-4-0 this season.
  • Dallas has won twice ATS (2-3) as a 2.5-point favorite or more this season.
  • Out of nine Mavericks games so far this season, seven have gone over the total.
  • In seven games this year, Dallas and its opponent have combined to score more than 234.5 points.
  • The over/under in this matchup is 234.5 points, and that’s 5.2 less than the average total in this season’s Mavericks contests.
  • The Pelicans have four wins in nine games against the spread this season.
  • As a 2.5-point underdog or greater, New Orleans has one win ATS (1-2-1) this season.
  • The Pelicans have seen four of their nine games go over the point total.
  • New Orleans’ games have gone over 234.5 points scored only twice this year.
  • Pelicans games average 221.4 total points, 13.1 fewer than the total for this matchup.

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