Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks - 3/29/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (45-28) at Indiana Pacers (31-41)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks and the Indiana Pacers duke it out at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday night.
The Dallas Mavericks have lost three of their last four and will be looking to bounce back from a 94-76 loss to the Spurs on Friday. Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler scored points each but nobody else finished in double figures as the Mavs got completely outplayed by the in-form Spurs. As a team, the Mavs shot just 37.8 percent from the field while committing 18 turnovers which really hurt them because they were able to cut a 21-point deficit to four midway through the third quarter, but Ellis injured his right knee and did not return, leaving his availability for tonight's game in question. With the loss, Dallas falls to 45-28 overall and 20-16 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers have lost seven of their last eight and will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 111-107 loss at Milwaukee. CJ Miles led the team with 26 points, George Hill added 24 points while CJ Watson added 23 points, but it still wasn't enough as the Pacers started the game sluggishly and were always playing from behind. A flurry of threes late in the game made the game interesting and even gave the Pacers a shot to force overtime, but the Pacers just couldn't get it done. With the loss, Indiana drops to 31-41 overall which leaves them in 10th place, just outside of the playoff picture with just 10 games left to play.
In ATS trends, the Mavs are 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record, while the Pacers are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games overall and 0-5 ATS in their last five home games.
Head to head, the Mavs are 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings overall and 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Indiana.
I can't really explain why the Pacers have been playing so poorly, but I just can't back them with the way they've been playing lately, so I'm going with the Mavs for sure in this one.