Saturday, March 12, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 34-30 and a road record of 15-19. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. Indiana is 6-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 22-16. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 33-32 and a home record of 19-15. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 102.7, good for a point differential of -0.4. Dallas has a division record of 5-8 and a conference record of 21-19. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. George Hill averages 12.3 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 18 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 89%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Indiana averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Dallas averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 22 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Mavericks allow 102.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Pacers average 101.7 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.4 and a defensive rating of 102.6. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Mavericks score 104.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 100 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -9 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 106.8. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 33-31-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 30-34-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 33-31-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 31-32-2 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/11/16 G Ty Lawson Foot "?" Saturday vs. Dallas
03/11/16 G C.J. Miles Calf "?" Saturday vs. Dallas
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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