Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 1/29/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest
The Indiana Pacers (17-32) are en route to American Airlines Center on Saturday where they will try to beat the Dallas Mavericks (28-21).
The Pacers faced off with the Hornets and took a loss by a final of 158-126 in their last game. Indiana finished having earned a 47.8% field goal percentage (44 out of 92) and made 10 out of their 34 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Pacers made 28 of their 34 attempts for a percentage of 82.4%. When it comes to grabbing boards, they earned 41 with 17 of them being offensive. They also dished out 33 assists in the game in addition to creating 5 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With respect to defending, Indiana let their opponent shoot 58.1% from the field on 54 of 93 shooting. Charlotte recorded 36 assists and had 37 steals for the game. On top of that, Charlotte had 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Charlotte went 78.8% at the charity stripe by converting 26 of their 33 attempts. They also converted 24 out of their 45 tries from three-point range. When discussing fouls, the Pacers walked away with 31 while the Hornets totaled 13 fouls.
Lance Stephenson is one player who was important for this contest. Stephenson finished the game at 50.0% from the field and recorded 10 assists. He was on the hardwood for 28 minutes played and snagged 6 boards. He totaled 14 points on 5 of 10 shooting.
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Indiana steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 17-32 so far this year. They cough up possession 14.4 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.6 fouls per contest. As a unit, Indiana is snagging 44.3 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,187 assists for the campaign, which is 10th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Pacers are hitting 32.9% on shots from distance (574 of 1,744) and 77.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 108.6 points per contest (14th in basketball) while going 45.7% from the field.
On defense, the Pacers are able to force 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.3 fouls. They are giving up 35.6% on three-point shots and they are ranked 21st in the NBA in points per game from their opponents (110.2). The Pacers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (1,987 of 4,249) and they surrender 43.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 8th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,119 relinquished this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Mavericks got the victory with a final of 132-112 when they faced the Trail Blazers. The Mavericks corralled 39 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 45 for this game. They also turned it over 8 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. The Trail Blazers were called for 9 personal fouls for the contest which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 26 shots. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throws for a rate of 76.9%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Dallas converted 16 out of their 36 attempts (44.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Mavericks shot 48 out of 88 from the floor which had them shooting 54.5%. The Mavericks permitted the Trail Blazers to bury 42 out of 82 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.2% in this matchup. They finished 36.8% from three-point range by going 14 out of 38 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 23 from the charity stripe (60.9%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Dallas permitted Portland to get 35 in all (3 offensive).
Jalen Brunson ended up being important for the Mavericks for the game. Brunson totaled 20 points in his 35 mins on the court and earned 11 assists for the matchup. He converted 9 of 15 in this game for a field goal rate of 60.0%, and earned 6 rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 28-21 on the year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Mavericks are shooting 45.0% from the floor, which ranks 20th in the league. Dallas has scored 5,171 points for the year (105.5 per contest) and they grab 44.0 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.8 times per contest (17th in the league) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per game. The Mavericks are committing 19.7 fouls every game while shooting 77.1% from the charity stripe.
The Dallas defense surrenders 33.8% on three-point shots (534 of 1,580) and opponents are converting on 75.6% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 23.3 dimes and 44.3 boards per game, which ranks 11th and 15th in basketball. The Mavericks on the defensive end are ranked 3rd in basketball in PPG surrendered with 103.3. They are able to force 13.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 45.3% from the field (16th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Indiana
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