Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Mavericks vs Pacers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Dallas Mavericks taking on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday December 16th at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
Dallas Mavericks (14-11) vs. Indiana Pacers (14-9)
Date: Wednesday December 16
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: n/a
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 205
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The Mavericks have turned out to be a lot better than most expected this season, including me. I am not really sure why though.
Indiana is in a similar position but in the Eastern Conference, which is probably better than you think this season.
Dallas is in second place in the Southwest Division behind San Antonio.
There is really nothing that stands out about this team but they “woke up” after the Clippers and DeAndre Jordan came to town.
Per usual the team is led in scoring by Dirk but he is simply not what he used to be. The same goes for the backcourt of Deron Williams and Wesley Matthews. They are contributors but have been performing below career norms.
The one guy who has really stepped up is Zaza Pachulia. He is averaging a double-double at 10/10 in just 28 minutes per game so when he is on the floor he is working.
This team’s most talented player is Chandler Parsons but he has struggled this season and is now coming off the bench. I can see him as a 6th man and he scored 17 points in their last game, second highest total of the season.
Dallas is a tough team to get behind even though they have been having success.
This Pacers team looks great at times but I am still not sure what to make of them other than the fact that Paul George is probably the third best player in the NBA. (He is questionable for this one)
On Monday they were down big at home against Toronto but they stormed back and wound up throttling them. Showing the potential of this group.
George is morphing into LeBron lite now that the plays all over the floor, sometimes at power forward and sometimes initiating the offense. And he is making 43% from deep.
The Pacers are really perimeter oriented this season with five guards/wings averaging 10+ppg and not a single big.
Their bigs are not that impressive but they do their job when they are in there. I am little surprised they were not getting much out of rookie Myles Turner before he got hurt. When he comes back they might need him more.
If they can get Monta Ellis going this team can become even more dynamic.
This is a good matchup for the Pacers and I expect them to play well at home.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games.
- Over is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.P
- acers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games.
- Pacers are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Over is 7-1 in Pacers last 8 games following a ATS win.
Free NBA Prediction:
This looks like a prime spot to back the Pacers at home. I would have set the number higher and will risk it even is George doesn’t play.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Indiana ATS
If you want to take a pass due to his status though you can’t be blamed.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 99 – Dallas 91
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