Mavericks vs Pacers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/3/2020
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Monday, February 3, 2020
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -2
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the venue where Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers (31-18, 2nd in the Central Division) will play the Dallas Mavericks (30-19, 2nd in the Southwest Division) on Monday. The spread on this matchup has Indiana as 2 point favorites. The O/U is set at 224.
The Mavericks are covering 56.5% of the time, having gone 26-20-3 ATS. Indiana is covering 56.2% of the time, going 27-21-1 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/30/20 PG Luka Doncic Ankle is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/01/20 SF T.J. Warren Head injured last game, is questionable Monday vs Dallas
Tim Hardaway averages 14.0 points per game in 26.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Kristaps Porzingis comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Myles Turner averages 12.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Domantas Sabonis averages 18.2 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.7 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 72%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 110.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 11th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league. Dallas averages 116.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 47.5 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 4th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers surrender 106.7 points per contest, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest, and 12th with 44.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game. Indiana is 19th in the league with 109.6 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.8. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Pacers are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 117.1, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 5th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 20th in the league.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Pacers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 8th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas +2
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