Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 12/10/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
TV: Bally Sports Indiana
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the location where the Indiana Pacers (11-16) will meet the Dallas Mavericks (12-12) on Friday.
The Mavericks stepped onto the hardwood against the Grizzlies and took home the win by a score of 104-96 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Mavericks finished with 21 and the Grizzlies racked up 13 fouls. They knocked down 9 out of their 31 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Memphis walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the charity stripe by converting 15 of 25 attempts. Furthermore, Memphis snagged 28 rebounds (12 offensive, 16 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Memphis doled out 40 dimes and had 23 steals for the contest. In relation to the defense, Dallas let their opponent shoot 40.0% from the field on 36 out of 90 shooting. They also dished out 24 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing 3 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In regard to rebounding, they compiled a total of 47 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Mavericks converted 18 of their 23 attempts for a percentage of 78.3%. Dallas finished with a 48.1% field goal percentage (37 out of 77) and made 12 out of their 33 three-point attempts.
Reggie Bullock is a guy who played a role for the game. He ended up scoring 15 points on 5 of 7 shooting. He played for 30 mins and grabbed 2 rebounds. Bullock finished the game shooting 71.4% from the field and also recorded 4 assists.
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Dallas heads into this matchup with a record of 12-12 for the season. They turn it over 12.3 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 19.2 fouls every game. As a team, Dallas is pulling in 43.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 540 assists this season, which ranks 25th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Mavericks are connecting on 33.3% on 3-pointers (306 of 919) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 104.3 points per game (26th in the NBA) while shooting 44.2% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Mavericks are able to force 14.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.3 fouls. They are relinquishing 36.0% on 3-point shots and they rank 10th in the league in PPG allowed (105.6). The Mavericks defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 46.9% (964 of 2,057) and they concede 46.3 rebounds per contest as a group. They currently rank 12th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 584 conceded for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Pacers got the victory with a final of 122-102 when they faced the Knicks. With respect to rebounds, Indiana allowed New York to snag 25 in all (11 offensive). They went 30.0% from 3-point land by shooting 9 of 30 and ended up going 21 out of 23 at the free throw line (91.3%). The Pacers permitted the Knicks to knock down 36 out of their 86 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 41.9% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Pacers finished the game shooting 46 out of 86 from the field which had them at 53.5%. In terms of three-point attempts, Indiana converted 10 out of their 27 tries (37.0%). They were able to bury 20 of them for a rate of 80.0%. The Knicks committed 13 personal fouls for the game which took the Pacers to the free throw line for 25 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. The Pacers recorded 33 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 42 for the matchup.
Domantas Sabonis was important for the Pacers in this game. He buried 7 out of 8 in this game for a field goal rate of 87.5%, and had 11 rebounds. Sabonis scored 21 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 5 assists for this contest.
Indiana has a record of 11-16 for the year. The Pacers commit 20.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 77.8% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 23.8 times per game (13th in basketball) and they are turning it over 14.3 times per contest. Indiana has accumulated 2,920 pts for the campaign (108.1 per game) and they average 45.5 rebounds per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Pacers are hitting on 46.1% from the floor, which is 12th in the league.
The Indiana defense gives up 35.6% on shots from beyond the arc (292 of 820) and their opponents are knocking down 78.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 21.9 assists and 42.9 boards per contest, which ranks them 5th and 5th in the league. The Pacers defensively are ranked 14th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 106.6. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the field (18th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Indiana
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