Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans: Preview & Picks 03/08/2023

Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans: Preview & Picks 03/08/2023

March 8, 2023


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The Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans will square off on Wednesday night in a Western Conference game. Dallas has won two of their past three games. The Mavericks defeated the Utah Jazz on Tuesday, 120-116. New Orleans, on the other hand, has had a terrible stretch, losing six of its last seven games. On Monday, the Sacramento Kings defeated the Pelicans 123-108.
The Mavericks, who have a 5-5 record with the explosive point guard, haven’t had the easiest time since adding Kyrie Irving. But, when Irving is in the starting lineup, they are scoring the ball at a superior pace, averaging 123.2 points per game. From 112.5 without him playing, that is a significant rise.
In their last eight encounters, the Mavericks and Pelicans have not scored more than 230 points. Although the Mavericks are scoring the ball easily in their new look, this is a very high number to surpass. The Mavericks have a 2-8 record while playing back-to-back games this season, and they have only scored an average of 111.6 points. Moreover, they play at the second-slowest tempo.
While playing with Irving, Doncic’s assist totals have decreased, but his scoring, rebounding, and usage percentage have remained roughly the same. In the playoffs, when play slows down and teams play more in the half-court, this dynamic duo will be a problem. They are still ironing out some kinks till then.
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The Pelicans finally return home for a four-game home stand beginning tonight against the Mavericks after playing six of their previous seven games away from their home court. This season, the Pelicans are 1-2 versus the Mavericks, with their lone victory coming at home with a score of 113-111. However, both clubs now have a slightly different appearance.
Three rotation players, including All-Star Zion Williamson, who leads the club in scoring with 26 points per game, are unavailable for the Pelicans. Also, Jose Alvarado and Larry Nance Jr. will not be available for the foreseeable future.

Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans Game Information

  • Date: 03/08/2023
  • Time: 07:40 PM ET
  • Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA.
  • How to Watch Mavericks vs Pelicans : Bally Sports NO
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Mavericks vs Pelicans Betting Lines

Mavericks are -130 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $77. On the other side, Pelicans are +110 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $110.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Mavericks at a 56.52% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Pelicans have 47.62% probability of finishing the game with the W.


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