Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this game has Indiana as 6.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 9-25. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.2 as they are averaging 100.0 points per game while giving up 103.2 per contest. The Pacers have an overall mark of 19-15. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 108.6 points per contest and giving up 106.9, which is a point differential of 1.7.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 16-18-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 15-20-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 20-14-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 15-18-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/06/17 F Nerlens Noel Thumb is out indefinitely
11/14/17 F Dorian Finney-Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/07/17 G Seth Curry Stress Fracture is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 18.7 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Wesley Matthews averages 11.8 points per contest in 34.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.8 assists per game and 3 rebounds per contest for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Victor Oladipo has scored 25.3 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game this season for the Pacers. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 3.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Myles Turner averages 14.7 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.1 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 100 points per contest this year, which is 27th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.21 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 23rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 40.5 boards per contest and 21.9 assists per game, which ranks them 25th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 13.1 per game. The Mavericks allow 103.2 points per contest which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.2 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 22.4 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 6th in the NBA with 108.6 points per contest this season. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 1.67. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 1st in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 22.8. The Pacers are 25th in turnovers per contest with 13.8. The Pacers give up 106.9 points per game, which ranks them 22nd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 43.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Mavericks are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105, and their defensive rating of 108.4 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Dallas is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league.
Indiana is 25th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Pacers are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.7, and their defensive rating of 109 is ranked 11th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas +6.5
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