The Dallas Mavericks had a night to remember as they dominated the New Orleans Pelicans 139-107 on Wednesday. They set the record for highest field goal percentage in a game as superstar Luka Doncic put on an absolute show to help the Mavs to their 11th win of the season.
The two teams square off again on Dec. 3, but this time the Pelicans come to Dallas. New Orleans is still without Zion Williamson, and they will be looking to bounce back at the American Airlines Center. Dallas has won both meetings versus the Pelicans this season, but they are on the first night of a back-to-back set.
Fans will not want to miss Friday’s game because it could be another historic night for Luka and the Mavericks, so here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more.
Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans: How to watch
Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 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 vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Injury report
The Mavs listed Kristaps Porzingis as questionable with a knee contusion on the NBA’s official injury report. He was dealing with an ankle issue heading into Wednesday’s game but played well against New Orleans. Fans do not like to hear Porzingis and knee in the same sentence, and the situation is worth monitoring moving forward.
Frank Ntilikina was upgraded to questionable after missing four straight games with a calf strain. The French Prince has not played since Nov. 21, but he is nearing a return. Dallas will be without Willie Cauley-Stein as he deals with a personal issue.
The Pelicans ruled out Zion Williamson (foot), Didi Louzada (suspension), and Daulton Hommes (leg) for Friday’s game. Josh Hart (knee) is questionable after missing the first meeting.
Fans should be sure to check social media for the latest on KP, Ntilikina, and Josh Hart, plus any late-breaking news that drops.
Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs enter Friday’s contest as a 7.5-point favorite. They are minus-310 on the moneyline, and the game’s over/under stands at 217.0.
Dallas’s over/under sits at 112.5 after the Mavericks dropped 139 points in New Orleans on Dec. 1. They defeated the Pelicans 108-92 on Nov. 8, and have scored 112 or more in three of their last four games.
Dallas Mavericks vs. New Orleans Pelicans predictions
The Mavs have dominated the Pelicans in both contests so far this season, and that is not changing on Friday night. The American Airlines Center will be rocking as Luka goes off for a 35-point double-double in a dominating victory.
Expect the Mavericks to leave Reggie Bullock in the starting five, and that move should allow both he and Tim Hardaway Jr. to have monster performances. Those two knocking-down shots leads the Mavs to a runaway victory for Dallas.
Supporters should tune in or head out to the American Airlines Center on Dec. 3 to enjoy the show. The Pelicans had no answers for Dallas on Wednesday night, but can they figure something out? Expect Luka Doncic to go off in a Dallas Mavericks win.