Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks - 12/16/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (14-11) at Indiana Pacers (14-9)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSMW
The Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers meet Wednesday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a nice road win after splitting their last 10 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 101.6 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.3 points and 7.1 rebounds while Deron Williams is averaging 15.4 points and 5.9 assists. Wesley Matthews is dishing 1.8 assists and Zaza Pachulia is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from beyond the arc. The Mavericks are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.1 turnovers per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won three straight road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look for a home win after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 103.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 99.4 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 26.5 points and 4.1 assists while C.J. Miles is averaging 15.5 points and 2.9 rebounds. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.7 assists and George Hill is grabbing four rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.7 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last six home games.
The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Central. The Pacers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Mavericks are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings in Indiana and 2-8 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
I've been extremely impressed with what I've seen from the Pacers. Indiana all of a sudden has become a team that's scoring in bunches and pushing the pace. Dallas has also been better than expected, but Im not sure there's enough offense to hang with the home team for 48 minutes.