Through 3 Quarters

Down four at the end of last quarter, the New Orleans Pelicans have now snagged the lead. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Dallas Mavericks 81-68 three quarters in.

Small forward Brandon Ingram has led the way so far for New Orleans, as he has posted a double-double on 17 points and 12 dimes along with six rebounds. One thing to keep an eye out for is Jonas Valanciunas' foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Dallas hasn't had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 14 points or fewer.

they have lost 75% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this year, so this one seems just about wrapped up

Who's Playing

New Orleans @ Dallas

Current Records: New Orleans 6-18; Dallas 11-9

What to Know

A Southwest Division battle is on tap between the Dallas Mavericks and the New Orleans Pelicans at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday at American Airlines Center. Dallas should still be riding high after a win, while New Orleans will be looking to right the ship.

The Mavericks are hoping for another victory. They steamrolled past New Orleans 139-107 on the road. The contest was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 67-46. Dallas' point guard Luka Doncic did his thing and posted a double-double on 28 points and 14 assists. That's the third consecutive matchup in which Doncic has had at least ten assists.

Dallas is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. At 3-6 against the spread at home, they are no cash cow. That said, the Pelicans aren't so hot on the road, where they are 4-9.

The Mavericks are now 11-9 while New Orleans sits at 6-18. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Dallas has allowed their opponents to shoot 47.30% from the floor on average, which is the fourth highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. New Orleans have had an even harder time: they have allowed their opponents to shoot 47.60% from the floor on average, which is the second highest shooting percentage allowed in the league. The good news? The teams might be seeing more of their shots fall.

How To Watch

  • When: Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: American Airlines Center -- Dallas, Texas
  • TV: Bally Sports - New Orleans
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $23.83

Odds

The Mavericks are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Mavericks as a 7.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Dallas have won 14 out of their last 25 games against New Orleans.

  • Dec 01, 2021 - Dallas 139 vs. New Orleans 107
  • Nov 08, 2021 - Dallas 108 vs. New Orleans 92
  • May 12, 2021 - Dallas 125 vs. New Orleans 107
  • Mar 27, 2021 - New Orleans 112 vs. Dallas 103
  • Feb 12, 2021 - Dallas 143 vs. New Orleans 130
  • Mar 04, 2020 - Dallas 127 vs. New Orleans 123
  • Dec 07, 2019 - Dallas 130 vs. New Orleans 84
  • Dec 03, 2019 - Dallas 118 vs. New Orleans 97
  • Oct 25, 2019 - Dallas 123 vs. New Orleans 116
  • Mar 18, 2019 - New Orleans 129 vs. Dallas 125
  • Dec 28, 2018 - New Orleans 114 vs. Dallas 112
  • Dec 26, 2018 - Dallas 122 vs. New Orleans 119
  • Dec 05, 2018 - New Orleans 132 vs. Dallas 106
  • Mar 20, 2018 - New Orleans 115 vs. Dallas 105
  • Mar 04, 2018 - New Orleans 126 vs. Dallas 109
  • Dec 29, 2017 - Dallas 128 vs. New Orleans 120
  • Nov 03, 2017 - New Orleans 99 vs. Dallas 94
  • Mar 29, 2017 - New Orleans 121 vs. Dallas 118
  • Feb 25, 2017 - Dallas 96 vs. New Orleans 83
  • Dec 26, 2016 - New Orleans 111 vs. Dallas 104
  • Nov 27, 2016 - Dallas 91 vs. New Orleans 81
  • Jan 06, 2016 - Dallas 100 vs. New Orleans 91
  • Jan 02, 2016 - New Orleans 105 vs. Dallas 98
  • Nov 10, 2015 - New Orleans 120 vs. Dallas 105
  • Nov 07, 2015 - Dallas 107 vs. New Orleans 98

Injury Report for Dallas

  • Willie Cauley-Stein: Out (Personal)
  • Kristaps Porzingis: Out (Knee)

Injury Report for New Orleans

  • Josh Hart: Out (Knee)
  • Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)
  • Daulton Hommes: Out (Leg)