Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights & Trends for May 12, 2021

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The Dallas Mavericks (40-29) host the New Orleans Pelicans (31-38) in a matchup of Southwest Division teams at American Airlines Center, starting at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, May 12, 2021. The Pelicans are 10-point underdogs in the game, the third matchup between the squads this season. The matchup's point total is 223.5.

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Mavericks vs Pelicans Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Mavericks-10-110-110223.5-115-105

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Point Total Insights

  • Dallas' games this season have gone over the point total for Wednesday's matchup over/under (223.5 points) in 43.5% of opportunities (30 out of 69 matchups).
  • 46 New Orleans games this year (66.7% of its matchups) finished with a final score higher than Wednesday's total of 223.5 points.
  • The total for the game of 223.5 is 3.4 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Mavericks (112.1 points per game) and the Pelicans (114.8 points per game).
  • These two teams give up a combined 224.6 points per game, 1.1 more than this contest's over/under.
  • This season the average total for Mavericks games is 222 points, 1.5 fewer than the over/under of 223.5 points for this contest.
  • Pelicans' games have a total points bet of 229.5 points this season, 6.0 points more than the over/under for this game.

Mavericks Betting Data

  • Dallas has a losing 31-32-1 record against the spread this year.
  • When they play as at least 10-point favorites, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 4-3.
  • Dallas and its opponents have hit the over in just 48.4% of games (31 out of 64 matchups).

Mavericks Key Players

  • The Mavericks points and assists leader is Luka Doncic. He scores 27.9 points per game and dishes out 8.6 assists.
  • Dallas' rebounding leader is Kristaps Porzingis, who grabs 9.1 per game.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. hits 3.0 threes per game to lead the Mavericks.
  • Dallas' blocks leader is Porzingis, who records 1.4 per game. Josh Richardson leads the team averaging 1.1 steals a game.

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Mavericks Last 10 Games

Mavericks Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalMavericks MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/11/2021Grizzlies133-104 MEMYesAway-6.5241.5--Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/9/2021Cavaliers124-97 DALYesAway-14.5223.5-1600850Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/7/2021Cavaliers110-90 DALYesHome-20.5200.5-100002500Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/6/2021Nets113-109 DALNoHome+3.5222.5150-185Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/4/2021Heat127-113 DALYesAway-7.5220.5-500375Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-35-54-6-0225.4115.6109.8-0.937.6%

Mavericks Injuries

Mavericks:Tyrell Terry: Out (Personal),Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Knee),JJ Redick: Out (Heel)

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Pelicans Betting Data

  • New Orleans has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 33-35 ATS.
  • The Pelicans have not fared well when playing as an underdog by 10 points or more, going 1-4 against the spread.
  • In the majority of New Orleans' games this year, the teams have combined to hit the over (39 out of 68 games, 57.4%).

Pelicans Key Players

  • Zion Williamson is at the top of the Pelicans scoring leaderboard with 27.0 points per game. He also grabs 7.2 rebounds and racks up 3.7 assists per game.
  • The New Orleans leaders in rebounding and assists are Steven Adams with 8.9 rebounds per game (he also adds 7.6 points and 1.9 assists per game) and Lonzo Ball with 5.7 assists per game (he also tacks on 14.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game).
  • Ball hits 3.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Pelicans.
  • Ball (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for New Orleans while James Johnson (0.9 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Pelicans Last 10 Games

Pelicans Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalPelicans MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/10/2021Grizzlies115-110 MEMNoAway+11.5240.5700-1100Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/9/2021Hornets112-110 NONoAway+4.5243.5180-225Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/7/202176ers109-107 PHINoAway+16.5237.51300-3000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/4/2021Warriors108-103 NONoHome+5.5225.5290-375Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/3/2021Warriors123-108 GSNoHome+9.5234.5575-900Regular SeasonNoUnder
Pelicans Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-58-23-7-0225.2113.4111.8+3.533.8%

Pelicans Injuries

Pelicans:Steven Adams: Day To Day (Toe),Zion Williamson: Out (Finger),Brandon Ingram: Day To Day (Ankle),Josh Hart: Out (Thumb)

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