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Dallas MavericksIndiana Pacers
31-22February 12, 2014, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse40-11

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Dallas when they hit take on the Pacers on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.

The Pacers sit at 40-11 (32-19 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Mavericks are currently 31-22 (29-23-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Indiana is 21-29-1 OU, and Dallas is 28-25 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Indiana opened as -8-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 197.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The Pacers - Mavericks odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 5 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Mavericks sit at No. 16. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 99-93 win for the Pacers.

Dallas was a 114-89 loser in its last match on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 203 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Dallas was crushed on Tuesday, getting run out of the gym by Charlotte and falling 114-89 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Mavericks rank No. 28 in the league with 39.98 per game. That compares with Indiana’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Indiana is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 6.86 per game, while the Mavericks rate No. 8 with 8.38 per contest.

A few Mavericks at Pacers trends to consider:
Dallas is 5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games
Dallas is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
Dallas is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Indiana
Dallas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Indiana
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Indiana is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games at home
Indiana is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Dallas home to Miami, Tuesday, February 18th
Indiana home to Atlanta, Tuesday, February 18th