NBA odds preview - Mavericks vs. Pacers
Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers Odds
The Pacers hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Mavericks pay a visit to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in NBA betting action.
This season the Pacers are 3-6 overall and 3-6 ATS against the number, while the Mavericks are 5-4 and 3-6 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Indiana is 2-7 on the OU, and Dallas is 6-3.
The visitors opened this morning as 1.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 188.5 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pacers - Mavericks odds would favor the Mavericks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 23 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Mavericks sit at No. 17. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-92 win for the Mavericks.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 2-rated squad against Dallas's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 22 in the league with 5.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 8.2 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Mavericks own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 102.2 points per game when playing on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring on their home court.
In their last action, Dallas was a 107-101 winner at home against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (208) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Dallas got 25 points from O.J. Mayo en route to a 107-101 victory over Washington on Wednesday at American Airlines Center.
The Pacers were a 99-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. Indiana got 17 points from Tyler Hansbrough but lost anyway 99-85 against the Bucks on Wednesday at Bradley Center.
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Washington are 9-1
After a win are 5-5
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Mavericks at Pacers trends to consider:
Dallas is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Dallas's last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games on the road
Dallas is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 6 games
Indiana is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 6 games when playing Dallas
Indiana is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dallas
Dallas at Cleveland, Saturday, November 17
Indiana at New York, Sunday, November 18