Mavericks vs. Pacers - 11/24/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (5-8) at Dallas Mavericks (10-4)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSMW, FSSW
The Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks play Monday night at the American Airlines Center.
The Indiana Pacers have split their last eight games and begin a two-game road trip in Texas. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 90.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting and are allowing 94 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Roy Hibbert leads the Pacers with 13.1 points and 7.8 rebounds while Chris Copeland is averaging 13.1 points on 36.9 percent shooting. Donald Sloan is averaging 4.8 assists and A.J. Price is shooting 43.6 percent from the field. The Indiana Pacers continue to struggle on the offensive end with their key guys still on the injured list. However, the Pacers defense is holding teams to 93 points in their last five games, which is keeping them competitive. C.J. Miles is questionable for this game with a calf injury.
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The Dallas Mavericks have won six of their last seven games and remain an offensive machine. On the season, the Mavs are averaging 109.9 points on 48.9 percent shooting and are allowing 98.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Monta Ellis leads Dallas with 19.5 points and 4.6 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is scoring 18.8 points on 51.6 percent shooting. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 10.4 rebounds and Chandler Parsons is shooting 32.5 percent from downtown. The Dallas Mavericks offense is shooting 50 percent from the field in their last five games and are 10-1 SU this season when scoring 100-plus points. Devin Harris is questionable for this game with a leg injury.
The Pacers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 12-32 ATS in their last 44 games playing on 1 days rest. The Mavericks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Dallas and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The best scoring team in the league against a team that can't score if its life depended on it? The Mavs will win this game by double digits.