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NBA Matchup - Mavericks Pacers Odds Preview

Indiana PacersDallas Mavericks
March 4, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

27-33TEAM RECORD44-16

The visiting Pacers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at American Airlines Center against the Mavericks.

The Mavericks are 44-16 so far on the season, and 33-25-2 ATS vs. the number. The Pacers, meanwhile, are 27-33 and 27-30-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Dallas go 35-25 and the Pacers go 26-33-1 on the totals.

View Indiana vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Dallas opened as 8.5-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 208.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Mavericks and the No. 9-rated Pacers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 103-98 win for the Mavericks on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pacers rank No. 3 in the league with 44.2 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. 8-ranked team at 7.8 per game, while the Pacers rate No. 9 with 7.6 per contest.

Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.7 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

The Pacers were a 113-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 8–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (202) made winners of UNDER bettors. Indiana was run off the court by the Thunder on Wednesday as Oklahoma City blasted them 113-89 at Ford Center.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 101-93 winner as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 1.5-point favorite, while 194 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia was victimized by Jason Terry for 30 points as the Mavericks defeated the 76ers 101-93 in NBA action on Tuesday.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Pacers at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana's last 12 games
Indiana is 7-13-2 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
Dallas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Indiana

Next up:
Indiana at Houston, Saturday, March 5
Dallas home to Memphis, Sunday, March 6