Mavericks at Pacers - 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
TV: FSSW, FSMW
The Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers meet Sunday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 104.2 points on 46 percent shooting and are allowing 100.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.1 points and six rebounds while Chandler Parsons is averaging 15.5 points and 2.4 assists. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.4 rebounds and Amar'e Stoudemire is shooting 56.6 percent from the field. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting just 43.5 percent from the field in their last five games and have lost seven straight when scoring less than 100 points. The Mavs have also lost six of their last seven road games. Monta Ellis and J J Barea are questionable with injuries.
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The Indiana Pacers look to bounce back after losing seven of their last eight games. On the season, the Pacers are averaging 96.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting and are allowing 97.2 points on 43.6 percent shooting. George Hill is averaging 15.9 points and 4.7 assists while C.J. Miles is averaging 12.6 points and 2.9 rebounds. Roy Hibbert is grabbing seven rebounds and C.J. Watson is dishing 3.7 assists. The Indiana Pacers remain in the playoff race despite this brutal losing stretch. The Pacers are allowing 49.7 percent shooting in their last five games and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing 100-plus points. Rodney Stuckey and David West are questionable with injuries.
The Mavericks are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 road games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 vs. NBA Central. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Mavericks are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Indiana and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.
Even with the Mavs banged up, they're still far better than the Pacers who have won just once in their last eight games. I'll take Dallas in a pick em game.