Two teams sitting on mirror sides of their respective conference are clashing tonight, when the third-worse in the West Dallas Mavericks (26-34), who have won only once in their last 7 games, are hosting the third in the East Indiana Pacers (40-21), who are looking to bounce back after their latest defeat.

Date/Time: 02-27-2019, 20:00 EDT

Spread: Dallas Mavericks +1.5

Total: +215.5

Dallas Mavericks have a 26-34 record (34-25-1 against the spread) so far this season and are currently tied with the Pelicans in the 12th place of the West. They have lost six of their last seven matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Clippers with a 112-121 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Luka Doncic with 20.9 ppg, adding 7.2 boards and 5.7 dimes per game. He is followed by Tim Hardaway Jr. with 16.5 ppg and 3.4 boards per game.

Indiana Pacers have a 40-21 record (32-29 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third place of the East. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against the Pistons with a 109-113 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Victor Oladipo with 18.8 ppg, adding 5.6 boards and 5.2 dimes per game but he will miss the rest of the season with an injury. He is followed by Bojan Bogdanovic with 17 ppg and 4 boards per game.

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Pacers won at home with a 111-99 score. Mavericks have a 20-10 home record, while the Pacers are 17-13 on the road. Both teams are almost equal offensively, scoring 108.7 and 108.6 ppg, while Pacers are better defensively, allowing 103.3 ppg to Mavs’ 109.3. Pacers have better percentages both in field goals (47.9% to 44.8%) and in 3-pointers (37.4% to 34.5%). Pacers are better in turnovers committed (13.5 to 14.6) and in dimes made (26.1 to 22.7), while Mavericks are better in boards grabbed (45.4 to 43.4). Mavericks have been very strong at home and while Vegas odds give the Pacers a -1.5 spread, don’t expect them to beat the odds and pick the hosts in this one.

Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction: Dallas Mavericks +1.5 (-111)

 

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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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