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Mavericks at Pelicans prediction, odds, how to watch

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have a home-and-home set against the New Orleans Pelicans beginning Wednesday in Louisiana. The two teams square off again on Friday in Dallas in what should be an exciting and challenging set of games.

Superstar Luka Doncic and the Mavs are looking to get back on track after losing two straight and five of their last six games. They have been hampered by injuries, and fans will be watching the status of Kristaps Porzingis closely heading into Wednesday’s tipoff. Dallas dominated the first meeting against New Orleans this season, but Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson were both out.

The Pelicans have won three of their last four games and will be no pushover, despite their 6-17 record. Fans won’t want to miss Wednesday’s game, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more.

Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans: How to watch

Start time: 7:00 p.m. CT or 8:00 p.m. ET

How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavs local market), Bally Sports New Orleans (Pelicans local market)

Watch online: NBA League Pass

Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans: Injury report

Kristaps Porzingis is listed as questionable to face the Pelicans after he traveled with the team to New Orleans. The Mavs did not practice on Tuesday, and they offered no other updates on the status of his sprained ankle. Fans should be watching closely on Wednesday.

Dallas ruled out Frank Ntilikina (calf) and Willie Cauley-Stein (personal) on the NBA’s official injury report. It will be the fourth straight game without the French Prince and the second consecutive absence for Trill.

The Pelicans ruled out Zion Williamson (foot), Daulton Hommes (Fibular), and Didi Louzada (suspension) for the Dec. 1 contest against the Mavericks. They are the only three players listed on their injury report.

Be sure to check social media as tipoff approaches for more on KP and any late-breaking news.

Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans odds, spread, over/under

According to WynnBet, the Mavs enter Wednesday’s game as a 3.0-point favorite. They are minus-150 on the moneyline, and the game’s over/under sits at 214.0.

Fans can expect the line to shift if Kristaps Porzingis is ruled out with his ankle injury. Without the 7’3 big man, the Mavs will be shorthanded in the frontcourt and must play more single big man lineups.

Dallas Mavericks at New Orleans Pelicans predictions

Kristaps Porzingis misses Wednesday’s game, but that does not stop the Mavericks from defeating the Pelicans in New Orleans. Dallas suffered an embarrassing home loss on Monday night, and Luka Doncic helps them rinse the poor taste from their mouths with a 35-point triple-double in The Big Easy.

The Mavericks cover the spread as the game goes over 214.0. Jonas Valanciunas has a 20-point 15-rebound double-double for the Pelicans on Dec. 1 as Dallas has no answers for the seven-footer, but they do just enough to grab a five-point victory.

Fans will not want to miss the next two games as the Dallas Mavericks battle the New Orleans Pelicans. Hopefully, they get back on track, and KP is back in the lineup. Be sure to check back to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest on the Mavs this season.

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