Mavericks Vs. Pelicans Odds, Line: 2023 NBA Picks, Jan. 7 Predictions From Proven Computer Model

Mavericks Vs. Pelicans Odds, Line: 2023 NBA Picks, Jan. 7 Predictions From Proven Computer Model

The New Orleans Pelicans and the Dallas Mavericks will face off in a Southwest Division clash at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday at the American Airlines Center. Dallas is 22-17 overall and 15-6 at home, while the Pelicans are 24-15 overall and 7-10 on the road. The injury report will be critical in this matchup as Luka Doncic is listed as probable with an ankle injury while Zion Williamson (hamstring) and Brandon Ingram (toe) are out for the Pelicans.

New Orleans won and covered as 5-point home underdogs on Oct. 25 and has now won and covered in two of the last three head-to-head matchups. However, with the injuries, Dallas is favored by 7 points in the latest Mavericks vs. Pelicans odds from Caesars Sportsbook while the over/under is set at 225. Before entering any Pelicans vs. Mavericks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 38-13 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning almost $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Mavericks vs. Pelicans. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Mavs vs. Pelicans:

  • Mavericks vs. Pelicans spread: Mavericks -7
  • Mavericks vs. Pelicans over/under: 225 points
  • Mavericks vs. Pelicans money line: Dallas -278, New Orleans +222
  • Mavericks vs. Pelicans picks: See picks here

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What you need to know about the Mavericks

The Mavericks took a 124-95 loss courtesy of the Boston Celtics on Thursday to end a seven-game winning streak. Doncic had an off shooting night, going 7-for-23 from the floor and 0-for-6 from the 3-point line. However, he still finished with 23 points and nine rebounds and is the leading NBA MVP candidate as we near the halfway point.

The 23-year-old Slovenian is averaging 34.0 points, 8.8 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game and during the seven-game winning streak he averaged a staggering 41.7 points, 11.0 rebounds and 9.9 assists per game. He had 37 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in the first matchup this season against New Orleans despite 2-for-13 shooting from beyond the arc and a better shooting night could spark a bounceback victory on Saturday.

What you need to know about the Pelicans

Meanwhile, New Orleans was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap on Friday as the Pelicans fell 108-102 to the Brooklyn Nets. New Orleans’ defeat shouldn’t obscure the performances of small forward Naji Marshall, who had 23 points in addition to nine rebounds, and point guard CJ McCollum, who had 28 points and six assists along with six boards.

McCollum will have to continue carrying a heavy scoring load with Williamson and Ingram out of the lineup. He’s scored 28 points in each of the last two games with Williamson and Ingram shelved and the Pelicans got a win over the Rockets and competed well against the Nets in those contests.

How to make Pelicans vs. Mavericks picks

The model has simulated Mavericks vs. Pelicans 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning Under and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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