DAL vs NOP Dream11: Dallas Mavericks will be looking for their 5th straight win when they host New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA regular-season match at American Airlines Center, in downtown Dallas, Texas, on Saturday night (IST).
The Mavericks have exceeded expectations by some clear margins so far. They are 2nd in the Western Conference and that's some achievement already considering it's the team which failed to qualify for the playoffs last season. But Luka Donic's has been superb, to say the least, while Kristaps Porzingis' addition to the roster has given the team impetus in both the defence and offence.
Mavericks extended its winning streak to four games with a straight-forward 121-114 win over Minnesota Timberwolves in the last match.
New Orleans Pelicans, meanwhile, are heading down and south as they come into this game looking to end their seven-game skid. They are second from bottom in the Western Conference.
Total Games: 65
Dallas Mavericks: 43
New Orleans Pelicans: 22
Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans
Match Timing: December 07, @08:00 AM
Venue: American Airlines Center
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Luka Doncic: The reigning rookie of the year has taken his game to surreal heights this season, so much so that he is now being touted as a possible MVP candidate. Incredible and unbelievable, considering he is just 21.
Points Per Game: 30.3
Rebounds Per Game: 10.1
Assists Per Game: 9.2
Steals Per Game: 1.4
Blocks Per Game: 0.1
Kristapas Porzingis: The former New York Knicks superstar is making a fresh start to his career after missing the entire last season due to an injury and he seems hungry and it reflects in his output.
Points Per Game: 16.8
Rebounds Per Game: 8.9
Assists Per Game: 1.4
Steals Per Game: 0.6
Blocks Per Game: 2.2
The likes of Tim Hardaway Jr. Dwight Powell and Dorian Finney Smith are all good value for money.
Brandon Ingram: The former Los Angeles Lakers star is leader of Pelicans' pack. He will be the biggest threat for the Mavericks in this game.
Points Per Game: 25.2
Rebounds Per Game: 7.2
Assists Per Game: 4.1
Steals Per Game: 0.8
Blocks Per Game: 1.0
Jrue Holiday: The second-highest scorer in the team, but offers more value and points due to his two-way expertise.
Points Per Game: 19.5
Rebounds Per Game: 5.1
Assists Per Game: 6.9
Steals Per Game: 2.1
Blocks Per Game: 0.8
Dallas Mavericks Team News:
Status out: None.
Status questionable: Dwight Powell suffered an arm injury in the last game. He is questionable for next game.
Dallas Mavericks squad: Luka Dončić, Delon Wright, Seth Curry, Maxi Kleber, Dorian Finney-Smith, Kristaps Porziņģis, Ryan Broekhoff, Jalen Brunson, J.J. Barea, Dwight Powell, Courtney Lee, Justin Jackson, Tim Hardaway Jr.
New Orleans Pelicans Team news:
Status out: Darius Miller (Achilles Tendon injury), Zion Williamson (knee injury) and Derrick Favors (pesonal reasons).
Status questionable: None.
New Orleans Pelicans squad: Brandon Ingram, Frank Jackson, Nicolo Melli, Darius Miller, E’Twaun Moore, Jahlil Okafor, JJ Redick, Kenrich Williams, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Lonzo Ball, Josh Gray, Derrick Favors, Jrue Holiday
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PF: Kristaps Porzingis
SF: Dorian Finney-Smith
C: Dwight Powell
PG: Luka Doncic
SG: Tim Hardaway Jr.
New Orleans Pelicans:
PF: Brandon Ingram
SF: Jrue Holiday
C: Jaxson Hayes
PG: Lonzo Ball
SG: JJ Redick
Dallas Mavericks: Seth Curry, Maxi Kleber, Jalen Brunson, Delon Wright, Justin Jackson
New Orleans Pelicans: Kenrich Williams, Nicolo Melli, Josh Hart, Frank Jackson, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, E’Twaun Moore
DAL vs NOP Dream11 Today Match Prediction:
Everything, the form, momentum and home and away form of both the teams, indicates towards a win for the Dallas Mavericks.