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2021 NBA Handicapping
(12-12) Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers (11-16)
Date: Friday, December 10th
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Mavericks | Pacers (Bet Now!) Moneyline is off as of posting
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -1.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Friday, December 10th Central Division rivals the Dallas Mavericks meet the Indiana Pacers meet for the second time this season. In the initial meeting on October 23rd, the Pacers won 102-91 in overtime.
Both teams played Wednesday with the Mavericks defeating the Grizzlies and the Pacers defeating the Knicks 122-102.
So much for the big buildup of the Mavericks playing their old coach Rick Carlisle. The Pacers announced he’s been entered into health and safety protocols so Luka and his crew will need to wait until January 29th for the reunion.
And for what it’s worth – could you imagine being an NBA coach and purposely choosing to walk away from LeBron, Giannis, Steph, or Nikola? That’s essentially what Carlisle did with Luka.
I mean Luka hasn’t ascended to that level yet but all the signs are there that it’s destined. Yet, Rick Carlisle didn’t want to re-up in Dallas preferring to start fresh back with the Pacers.
Now to be fair, at the time it was assumed the Nets would come out of the East and Budenholzer would be fired. Or at least that’s what makes the most sense. ‘
Still, I’m trying to think of any comparison to this where an NBA title-winning coach respected by all his peers walks away from a talent like Luka. Not that there aren’t signs as to why it happened.
They didn’t have a strong bond, Luka likes to run the majority of the offense and play defense (sometimes in the playoffs). Conversely, Carlisle can be unflinchingly stubborn and isn’t the best at adapting on the fly.
Side bar: Luka needs to quit his non-stop whining/yelling at the refs. He takes such umbrage he’ll give up an entire defensive possession to remain behind and yell at the official. He really needs to spend more time trying to fix the issues on the Mavs — of which there are many.
On that note – and with a bit of irony – the Mavs beat the Grizzlies but it was one of the most atrociously called games this season. To be clear — the Grizzlies have been better BUT they were also correct about a bunch of bad calls that all favored Dallas.
Turns out Myles Turner isn’t that happy being underutized (his words not mine). I’m not sure if he feels he should have a much larger role or simply feels like he’s the last player considered in the offense but expected to do the dirty work.
Personally, I think there are a ton of teams where he could be a great fit and there are also a ton of teams who need a big man that can both shoot the deep ball and protect the rim.
The problem with Turner’s rant is he’s likely the big Carlisle would prefer to keep since Sabonis is the All-Star and doesn’t really fit Carlisle’s
The Pacers as a team responded to the news the owner was willing to trade Turner, Sabonis and LeVert by smacking the Knicks in the mouth winning by 20 points with all five starters scoring in double-figures.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Mavericks are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head contests
- The Mavericks are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over Under is 6-4 in the team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction
One team is motivated to get the “I told you so” win while the other just wants to climb up the standings.
The Mavs are better on the road (7-5) at covering the spread than they are at home (3-9) while the Pacers don’t gain much of home court advantage (7-7-1).
Luka likely wants to win just because of Carlisle so I’m leaning in that direction.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks -1.5
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