Dallas Mavericks vs New Orleans Pelicans: Best Odds & NBA Betting Preview | 11/8/2021


By Lester Mackay | November 7, 2021, 11:37 pm

The Dallas Mavericks (6-3) host the New Orleans Pelicans (1-9) at American Airlines Center, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET on Monday, November 8, 2021. The Pelicans are 9-point underdogs in the game.

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances in the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the NBA matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans.

Mavericks stats and betting info

Betting trends for Dallas

  • Dallas has covered the spread only twice in nine opportunities this season.
  • The Mavericks have not yet covered the spread as favorites of 9 points or more this season (0-1).
  • Dallas has gone over in one of nine games with a set total (11.1%).
  • The Mavericks have been the moneyline favorite a total of six times this season, and they’ve won each of those games.
  • Dallas has played as a moneyline favorite of -403 or shorter in only one game this season, which they won.
  • The Mavericks have an implied moneyline win probability of 80.1% in this matchup.

Key players for Dallas

  • Luka Doncic: 24.9 PTS, 8.3 REB, 6.9 AST, 43.8 FG%, 28.8 3PT% (21-for-73)
  • Jalen Brunson: 14.8 PTS, 48.6 FG%, 37.5 3PT% (12-for-32)
  • Tim Hardaway Jr.: 14.1 PTS, 1.1 STL, 39.6 FG%, 34.3 3PT% (24-for-70)
  • Dorian Finney-Smith: 8 PTS, 1.2 STL, 34.2 FG%, 24.4 3PT% (11-for-45)
  • Dwight Powell: 7.7 PTS, 58.1 FG%, 40 3PT% (2-for-5)

Mavericks Injuries: Maxi Kleber: Day To Day (Back)

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Pelicans stats and betting info

Betting trends for New Orleans

  • Dallas is only 2-7-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Mavericks have not yet covered the spread as favorites of 9 points or more this season (0-1).
  • Out of Dallas’ nine games with a set total, one has hit the over (11.1%).
  • This season, the Pelicans have been the underdog 10 times and won one of those games.
  • New Orleans has been at least a +310 moneyline underdog two times this season, but was upset in each of those games.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Pelicans have a 24.4% chance to win.

Key players for New Orleans

  • Jonas Valanciunas: 19.3 PTS, 14.2 REB, 50 FG%, 56.3 3PT% (9-for-16)
  • Devonte’ Graham: 16.5 PTS, 5.2 AST, 1.5 STL, 37.8 FG%, 35.6 3PT% (32-for-90)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 13.3 PTS, 1.2 STL, 34.9 FG%, 26.3 3PT% (20-for-76)
  • Jaxson Hayes: 5.4 PTS, 45.9 FG%
  • Garrett Temple: 5.5 PTS, 37.8 FG%, 31.8 3PT% (7-for-22)

Pelicans Injuries: Herbert Jones: Day To Day (Concussion), Zion Williamson: Out (Foot), Daulton Hommes: Day To Day (Leg), Brandon Ingram: Day To Day (Hip)

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