Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans 2/12/2021 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 12, 2021

The Dallas Mavericks (12-14) are 2.5-point favorites as they try to continue a three-game win streak when they host the New Orleans Pelicans (11-13) on Friday, February 12, 2021 at American Airlines Center. The game airs at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has a point total of 233.5.

Betting Information

Mavericks vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Mavericks -2.5 -110 -110 233.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on Dallas Mavericks or the New Orleans Pelicans for Friday’s game.

Head to Head

Dallas and New Orleans have split the last 10 games they’ve played. The Mavericks hold a 3-1 advantage against the spread when playing the Pelicans.

Mavericks vs Pelicans in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/4/2020 Mavericks Mavericks -6 240.5 -238 192 Regular Season 127-123 DAL
12/7/2019 Mavericks Mavericks -9 232.5 -467 358 Regular Season 130-84 DAL
12/3/2019 Mavericks Pelicans -4.5 233.5 -198 163 Regular Season 118-97 DAL
10/25/2019 Pelicans Pelicans -2 227 -129 109 Regular Season 123-116 DAL
3/18/2019 Mavericks Regular Season 129-125 NO
12/28/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 114-112 NO
12/26/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 122-119 DAL
12/5/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 132-106 NO
3/20/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 115-105 NO
3/4/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 126-109 NO
  • 3/4/2020 DNP – Pelicans: JJ Redick
  • 12/7/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • 12/3/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • 10/25/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • Mavericks Betting Information

    • Dallas has not performed well against the spread this season, posting a 10-16 record.
    • The Mavericks have posted a losing record of 3-8 against the spread when the spread is -2.5 or higher.
    • Dallas and its foes have combined to reach or surpass the total in 13 of 26 games this season (50%).
    Bet on the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA Championship.

    Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans has a losing record against the spread, going 11-13 ATS (covering just 45.8% of the time).
    • When they are at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Pelicans have not fared well, going 4-6 against the spread.
    • New Orleans has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 62.5% of matchups this year (15 out of 24 chances).
    Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Mavericks and their opponents have combined for 233.5 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 10 of 26 outings (38.5%) this year.
    • New Orleans and its opponents have combined to score more than 233.5 points in 29.2% of their matchups this season (seven of 24 chances).
    • The two teams average a combined 9.5 less points per game (224) than this matchup’s over/under of 233.5 points.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 226.3 points per game, 7.2 fewer than the over/under in this game.
    • The average total the Mavericks have had set in matchups this year is 8.2 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
    • Pelicans games this season have averaged an over/under of 225 points, 8.5 less than the point total in this matchup.
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    Mavericks Leaders

    • Luka Doncic leads the Mavericks in scoring (27.8 points per game), rebounding (8.7 per game) and assisting (9.3 per game).
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. is the top three-point shooter for the Mavericks, hitting 3.2 per game.
    • Dorian Finney-Smith leads the team with 1.0 steal per game. Kristaps Porzingis collects 1.7 blocks a contest to pace Dallas.

    Pelicans Leaders

    • The Pelicans leader in scoring is Zion Williamson with 23.8 points per game. He also adds 7.0 rebounds per game and 2.9 assists per game.
    • Steven Adams (9.3 rebounds per game) and Lonzo Ball (4.7 assists per game) are the New Orleans leaders in rebounds and assists.
    • Ball is tops from three-point range for the Pelicans, hitting 2.8 threes per game.
    • Ball is at the top of New Orleans’ steals hierarchy with 1.3 steals per game and Brandon Ingram leads the squad in blocks with 1.0 per game.
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