Mavericks vs. Pelicans Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 2 (Doncic Dazzles as Dallas Beats Up New Orleans)

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 2 (Doncic Dazzles as Dallas Beats Up New Orleans)


Mavericks vs. Pelicans Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023
  • Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
  • Coverage: BSSW and BSNO

The New Orleans Pelicans (26-26) hope to put their losing streak behind them when they visit the Dallas Mavericks (27-25) for some NBA action on Thursday, Feb. 2.

The Pelicans' issues have gone from bad to worse now that Tuesday's 122-113 loss to the Denver Nuggets extended their losing skid to nine games. Meanwhile, the Mavericks are hunting for their second straight road win after defeating the Detroit Pistons 111-105 at American Airlines Center.

Can New Orleans stop its losing streak before it reaches double digits? Or will Dallas only add to its division rivals' woes?

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: NOP: (+168) | DAL: (-200)
  • Spread: NOP: +5 (-114) | DAL: -5 (-106)
  • Total: 223.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Mavericks enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 223.5 points with -110 odds on both sides.

Mavericks vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Mavericks -4.5 - - 225.5 -110 -110 -190 158

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

  • The Mavericks put together a 46-35-1 record against the spread last season.
  • The Pelicans went 19-20 as underdogs of 4.5 points or greater last year.
  • Mavericks games hit the over 31 out of 82 times last season.
  • In 82 Pelicans games last year, 33 of them hit the over.

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Prediction & Pick

The Mavericks proved less than four weeks ago that they can defeat the Pelicans on their home court, picking up a huge 127-117 victory on Jan. 7. Luka Doncic finished with a 34-10-10 triple-double in the victory -- just one of his many dominant performances this year.

With how poorly New Orleans' defense has played recently, I won't be shocked if the Slovenian superstar explodes again. After all, the Pelicans have surrendered at least 122 points in three of their last four road games.

With Doncic clearly having NOLA's number, I expect Dallas to cruise to victory.

Final Score Prediction: Mavericks: 118 | Pelicans: 107

Mavericks vs. Pelicans Best Bet

FanDuel Sportsbook currently lists Doncic's projected point total at 34.5 for the night — a total he's surpassed in seven of his last 14 games. Doncic shouldn't have any issues hitting the over on this prop again, especially after recording 41 points and 53 points in the last two games he's finished.

With the Pelicans' defense playing horribly on the road and Doncic hitting the over in two of his last three games against New Orleans, look for another big performance from the 23-year-old.

Bet: Luka Doncic — Points: Over 34.5 (-115)

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