Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers - 3/8/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (38-25) at Dallas Mavericks (39-25)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -7 -- Over/Under:
TV: FSIN, FSSW
The Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks meet Sunday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after winning seven of their last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 44.8 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 18.7 points and 3.9 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.3 points and 4.9 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won four of their last six road games.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 116.6 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 110.4 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 28.4 points and 8.7 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.7 points and 9.4 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Seth Curry is dishing two assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.1 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won four straight home games.
The Pacers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Dallas.
The Dallas Mavericks are starting to put things together and look a lot sharper on the offensive end. However, the Mavs are a team I don't trust at home where they have a lot of odd losses and are just 13-18-1 against the spread. The Indiana Pacers have a lot of injuries, but they're still a gritty team that has a next man up approach and is 18-13-1 against the spread on the road. I wouldn't be shocked if the Mavs roll big here, but I feel a little more comfortbale with the points.