Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Dallas Mavericks travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.5.
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The Mavericks had an overall record of 42-40 and a road record of 19-22 last season. They were 2nd in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of -0.3 as they averaged 102.3 points per game while giving up 102.6 per contest. Dallas was 7-9 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 27-25. They were 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pacers had an overall record of 45-37 and a home record of 26-15 last year. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They averaged 102.2 points per game and surrendered 100.5, good for a point differential of 1.7. Indiana had a division record of 8-8 and a conference record of 30-22. In their last 10 games they were 7-3.
Dirk Nowitzki averaged 18.3 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night last season for the Mavericks. He pulled down 6.5 rebounds per game and dished out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage finished at 89%. Harrison Barnes averaged 11.7 points per game in 30.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.8 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage was 47% for the year while his free throw percentage was 76%.
Paul George averaged 23.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest last year for the Pacers. He grabbed 7 rebounds per game and had 4.1 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage finished at 86%. Jeff Teague averaged 15.7 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averaged 2.7 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was 84%.
Dallas averaged 101.8 points per contest last season which ranked them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -1.3 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team which had them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 23rd in the league. They averaged 50 rebounds per game and 22 assists per game which ranked them 23rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 2nd with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allowed 103.1 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 16th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 54 rebounds a game which ranked 24th and they gave up 21.9 assists per contest which put them in 15th place in the league. They forced 13.9 turnovers per game which ranked them 18th in the league.
Indiana averaged 101.5 points per game last year which ranked them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 1.7 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 13th in the NBA. They averaged 51.7 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranked them 17th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers ranked 20th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allowed 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 7th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 53.7 rebounds a game which ranked 22nd and they gave up 20.4 assists per contest which put them in 3rd place in the league. The Pacers forced 15.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 7th in the NBA.
The Mavericks averaged 99.3 points per game on the road last season and they scored 104.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -3.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -18 per contest. The Mavericks had an offensive rating of 106.7 and a defensive rating of 107 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 50%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Dallas turned the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%.
The Pacers scored 102.4 ppg at home and they averaged 94.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of 4.2 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense was 104.6 and they had a defensive rating of 102.9. They got 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempted 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turned the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 49%.
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks were 44-37-1 against the spread last year
The Dallas Mavericks were 38-42-2 against the over/under last year
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers were 42-40-0 against the spread last year
The Indiana Pacers were 37-45-0 against the over/under last year
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/25/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Elbow probable Wednesday vs. Indiana
10/24/16 PG Devin Harris Foot doubtful Wednesday vs. Indiana
10/24/16 F Quincy Acy Foot probable Wednesday vs. Indiana
Indiana Pacers Injuries
10/24/16 G C.J. Miles Knee probable Wednesday vs. Dallas
10/22/16 G Aaron Brooks Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Dallas
Josh's Pick: Take Indiana
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