Place: Smoothie King Center. New Orleans.
Date: on the 06th of December, 2018 (Thursday)
Match start: 02:00 (GMT+1)
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orléans continues to alternate victories with defeats. In the previous game Pelicans lost to Clippers with the score 126-129. Before that match Pelicans won over Charlotte Hornets (119-109) and defeat from Miami (101-106).
All troubles of players of Alwyn Gentry come from their inability to spend away match. For example, Anthony Davis and the company lost 10 of 13 away matches. However, in Smoothie King Center New Orléans won 9 out of 12 matches.
Participation of Nikola Mirotić is under a question now. But doctors claim that he will be able to participate.
In the last game Dallas won over Portland with the score 111-102. Thus Richard Carlisle’s players have gained the eighth victory in the last ten matches. Thanks to the results Mavericks have gained the seventh line of the Western Conference. If Dallas continues in the same vein, then it has every chance to play in the playoffs this season.
Participation of J.J. Barea, Dwight Powell and Salah Mejri is under a question.
Statistics and head-to- heads
New Orleans won 4 out of 5 last head-to-heads.
Pelicans won 4 out of 5 last home matches against Dallas.
This season Dallas lost 80% of the away matches.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match New Orleans Pelicans vs Dallas Mavericks
New Orleans Pelicans to win – odds 1.45;
Dallas Mavericks to win – odds 3.00.
Dallas has gained such heights because of the home wins. But now Mavericks should spend away match. It is unlikely that the players of Carlisle will try hard in this match.
They play unsuccessfully in New Orleans. Besides, after this meeting they come back home again where they will try to get one more victory.
In this regard we consider that Dallas won’t fight against New Orléans and will lose rather easily.