Indiana Pacers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 2/26/2018
Monday, February 26, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, February 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 1.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 34-25. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.6 as they are averaging 106.9 points per contest while giving up 105.3 per game. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 18-42. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per contest and giving up 104.7, which is a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 33-26-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 24-32-3 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 30-29-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 26-34-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/05/18 PG Darren Collison Knee is out indefinitely
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Myles Turner comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Victor Oladipo averages 24.2 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Dennis Smith averages 14.7 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.5 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 106.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.68 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.3 per game. The Pacers allow 105.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 26th in the league with 101.9 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.78. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 17th in assists per contest with 22.5. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Mavericks surrender 104.7 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game this season.
The Pacers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.7, and their offensive rating of 110.4 is ranked 16th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 96.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 6th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Dallas is 28th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 22nd in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 11th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -1.5
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