Tuesday Against The Spread Plays – Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans
03 December 2019
Dallas Mavericks 13-6 at New Orleans Pelicans 6-14
Opening Line: Mavericks -3.5 and 233.5
Current Line: Mavericks -3.5 and 233.5
I perk up a little bit when I see the Mavs matched up with one of the worst teams in the league in both points allowed on average and defensive efficiency. The Mavericks lead the league in offensive efficiency and are at the top of the league in points scored per game. They should be able to absolutely score at will, and at a quick pace as the Pels do their normal up tempo thing. That should work out as Dallas is on the lower end of mediocre in defensive efficiency as well and I just don’t think they could have ever set this total high enough. The last up tempo spot like this for the Mavs was against Houston, and that game got to 260 in a 14 point Mavs win. The Pels are quite obviously a much lower level than Houston, but play with similar pace, and a similar or better outcome for the Mavs is quite likely. We have plays on both the Mavs and the over, or parlayed if you’re feeling frisky.
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The Kings were a letdown. They gave up a lead in the second quarter that they just couldn’t quite get over the hump in the comeback attempt. They cut a 19 point deficit to just two before ultimately losing outright.
Loss brings us to 24-17 on the season.
TJ Calkins – NBA Expert
TJ Calkins was raised in a gambling loving household. He knew how to handicap horse races and follow line movements well before his tenth birthday.