Indiana Pacers at Dallas Mavericks NBA Tips 2/27/2019
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
American Airlines Center
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The Indiana Pacers travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 1 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 40-21. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 5.3 as they average 108.6 points per contest while giving up 103.3 per game. The Mavericks have an overall record of 26-34 this season. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They average 108.7 points per game and surrender 109.3, good for a point differential of -0.6.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 31-29-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 26-35-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 35-25-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 27-32-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/25/19 F Domantas Sabonis Ankle injured last game, is questionable Wednesday vs Dallas
01/24/19 G Victor Oladipo Knee is out for season
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
10/11/18 F Kristaps Porzingis Knee is out indefinitely
01/12/19 PG J.J. Barea Achilles is out for season
Domantas Sabonis comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 17.0 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Tim Hardaway averages 18.7 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Luka Doncic averages 20.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43.4 rebounds per game and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.0 per game. The Pacers allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 24.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 21st in the league with 108.7 points per game this year. They are 24th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 22.7. The Mavericks are 8th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Mavericks surrender 109.3 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks were 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game last season.
The Pacers are 16th in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 110.3 is ranked 2nd. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 28th in the NBA. Indiana is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA.
Dallas is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 17th in the league. The Mavericks are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 20th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana -1
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