4* Mavericks/Pelicans NBA No Doubt ATS Smash

4* Mavericks/Pelicans NBA No Doubt ATS Smash

Dallas vs. New Orleans, 12/04/2013 20:00 EDT, Score: 100 - 97

Point Spread: +1½/-105 Dallas

Sportsbook: Pinnacle

Result: Win

4* Mavericks/Pelicans NBA No Doubt ATS Smash

---Dallas Mavericks +1.5---

The Pelicans were able to pull out an overtime win over the Bulls in their first game without Anthony Davis, but I don't see this team being able to sustain that kind of play without their best player. Dallas has won three straight over the Pelicans, including each of the last two in New Orleans. Look for the Mavericks to do a much better job at slowing down Ryan Anderson, who torched the Bulls for a career-high 36 points. Not only does the loss of Davis hurt New Orleans offensively, but he takes a lot away from their defense. Don't forget backup rim protector Greg Stiemsma is also out with a knee injury.

I believe Dallas is showing amazing value because of the fact that they have failed to cover the spread in five straight games. Underdogs who come in having not covered the spread in five consecutive games, who are a marginal winning team (51% to 60%) against a team with a winning record are 48-21 (69.6%) ATS since 1996! BET THE MAVERICKS!

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