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2021 NBA Handicapping
(20-23) Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks (23-19)
Date: Friday, March 26th
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pacers +167 | Mavericks -178
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 228.5
On Friday, March 26th, the Indiana Pacers meet the Dallas Mavericks for the second time this season. Dallas won the initial on January 20th, 124-112.
Last season, the squads played twice each winning once. The Mavericks hold the all-time record having won 45 matches of the 78 played.
The Pacers are struggling this season to rediscover the two-way dominance that placed them among the top teams in the East the past few seasons.
Although it’s been a tough season for Indiana they are only a half-game out of eighth. The East is so tightly packed five and a half games separate the nine teams seeded fourth through 12th.
Any of those teams could go on a five-game winning streak and be holding a home court seed. With that in mind, the Pacers will try to use the remainder of the season to jockey for position.
One player who is helping the Pacers cause is Caris LeVert who has played in seven games since returning from his cancer treatment.
The Pacers are 4-3 in those matches. LeVert’s best game occurred in the most recent victory versus the Pistons with 28 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals.
T.J. Warren continues to rehab from his foot injury with the Pacers now saying he’ll miss the remainder of the season.
The Mavericks have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA of late with eight wins in their last 11 matches. They enter tonight’s game having won two games in-a-row.
On trade deadline day Dallas picked up J.J. Redick as well as Nicolo Melli from the Pelicans sending James Johnson and Wesley Iwundu back and added Brad Wanamaker.
This trio offers 3-point shooter and ball handlers to bolster the depth of Dallas in areas they need assistance.
In the most recent win versus the Wolves, seven Mavericks scored in double-figures with Kristaps Porzingis leading the scoring effort with 29 points Jalent Brunson produced a double-double of 16 points and 11 assists (eight rebounds).
Tim Hardaway (21), Dwight Powell (16), Luka Doncic (15), Dorian Finney-Smith (11), and Josh Richardson (10) were the other double-figure contributors.
Tyrell Terry (personal) illness is day-to-day while Willie Cauley-Stein (protocols) and Redick (heel) are out.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Mavericks are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Mavericks are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Mavericks are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Dallas’ last 14 games.
- The Pacers are 3-11 ATS in their last 14 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana’s last 7 games
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Although the Pacers have struggled this season they possess the 11th ranked defense compared to the Mavericks 23rd rated defense.
That seems like a huge advantage but might be a touch of fool’s gold given Dallas has been steadily improving on that end of the hardwood. Case in point, since mid-February, the Mavericks possess the seventh-ranked defense.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks ATS
Rebounding could be the biggest factor in the match as the Pacers rank 29th on the boards while the Mavericks don’t feast on the glass they possess the 23rd rebound rank.
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