Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 3/26/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (+5)
The Dallas Mavericks (23-19) play the Indiana Pacers (20-23) at American Airlines Center on Friday. Dallas opens this matchup as 5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 227.
The Indiana Pacers played the Detroit Pistons and walked away with a win by a score of 116-111 in their last contest. Indiana walked away from the contest with a 46.4% field goal percentage (45 of 97) and made 15 of their 34 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Pacers converted 11 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected 37 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 25 dimes in the matchup as well as creating 15 turnovers and getting 7 steals. In terms of defending, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 53.0% from the field on 44 out of 83 shooting. Detroit earned 29 assists and had 8 steals in this contest. In addition, Detroit grabbed 41 rebounds (5 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 8 blocked shots. Detroit finished the contest at 63.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of 19 tries. They also knocked down 11 of 28 tries from 3-point land.
Caris LeVert is someone who was a factor in the matchup. He walked away with 28 points on 10 out of 19 shooting. He saw the court for 33:41 minutes and also snagged 6 boards. LeVert finished 52.6% from the floor and recorded 4 dimes. Another guy that was a major factor in this game for the Pacers was Malcolm Brogdon. He totaled 3 rebounds in his 32:00 minutes on the hardwood. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor in the matchup by going 7-of-14 (16 points). When the final whistle blew, Brogdon totaled 3 assists.
Indiana comes into this game with a record of 20-23 this year. The Pacers are hitting 36.2% on 3-pointers (533 of 1,472) and 78.8% from the free throw line. They average 113.1 pts per game (12th in basketball) while hitting 47.2% from the floor. They are giving up possession 13.8 times per game and as a group they are committing 20.2 fouls per game. As a unit, Indiana is pulling in 41.7 boards per game and is sitting with 1,152 assists on the year, which is 6th in the NBA in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Pacers are able to force 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.6 fouls. They are conceding 38.3% from 3-point land and they rank 22nd in the league in PPG allowed (113.2). The Pacers are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 47.1% (662 of 801) and they concede 45.0 rebounds per contest as a group. They rank 22nd in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,120 conceded so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Dallas Mavericks got the victory with a final of 128-108 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Mavericks were able to pull down 38 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 52 in the game. They also turned it over 10 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Timberwolves were called for 25 personal fouls for this game which took the Mavericks to the free throw line for 22 tries. They were able to knock down 16 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.7%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Dallas made 16 of their 44 attempts (36.4%). Overall, the Mavericks finished 48 for 99 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.5%. The Mavericks allowed the Timberwolves to knock down 38 of their 85 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.7% for this game. They finished shooting 31.6% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 12 of 38 and finished the contest at 20 out of 26 at the free throw line (76.9%). In the matter of rebounding, Dallas permitted Minnesota to grab 37 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Kristaps Porzingis ended up having an impact for the Mavericks for this contest. He knocked down 11 out of 23 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 47.8%, and had 9 rebounds. Porziņģis recorded 29 points in his 28:40 mins of playing time and added 4 dimes for the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Dallas was Luka Doncic. He wrapped the game up with 4 assists in 27:03 minutes played, and he put in 6 out of 16 from the floor. Doncic walked away from this one going 37.5% from the field in addition to earning 15 points and 4 total rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss record of 23-19 so far this season. The Mavericks are committing 19.8 fouls per contest and they hit 78.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 22.8 times per game (26th in the league) and they turn the ball over 12.3 times per game. Dallas has 4,723 points on the season (112.5 per game) and they snag 43.1 rebounds per contest. As an offensive unit, the Mavericks are shooting 47.2% from the field, which is 11th in the NBA. The Mavericks on defense are ranked 13th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.1. The Dallas defense gives up 37.0% from downtown (568 of 1,537) and their opposition makes 76.6% of their free throw shots. They give up 22.9 dimes and 44.4 boards per contest, which is 4th and 17th in the league. They have forced 12.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.9% from the floor (11th in the league).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-5) and under 227 points
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