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Pacers vs Mavericks NBA Game Preview

Indiana PacersDallas Mavericks
March 28, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

45-27TEAM RECORD35-36

The Mavericks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Pacers tip off at American Airlines Center on Thursday in NBA play.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Mavericks are 35-36 so far on the season, and 42-29 ATS vs. the number. The Pacers, meanwhile, are 45-27 and 40-32 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 42-27-2 and the Pacers go 33-39 on the totals.

View Indiana vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Mavericks and the No. 2-ranked Pacers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 102-97 result in favor of the Pacers.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pacers rank No. 1 in the league with 46.3 per game. That compares with Dallas’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dallas is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Pacers rate No. 15 with 7 per contest.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 90.9 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 100-91 winner as they battled the Rockets on the road. The Pacers covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 191 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Houston was victimized for 28 points and 13 rebounds by Roy Hibbert as the Pacers defeated the Rockets 100-91 in NBA action on Wednesday.

The Mavericks were a 109-102 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Clippers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. Dirk Nowitzki went off for 33 points and added 9 rebounds leading Dallas to a 109-102 win over Los Angeles on Tuesday at American Airlines Center.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Pacers at Mavericks trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games when playing Dallas
Indiana is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games
Dallas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Indiana
Dallas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Indiana at Phoenix, Saturday, March 30
Dallas home to Chicago, Saturday, March 30