Dallas Mavericks (6-7) at Indiana Pacers (8-5)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Dallas Mavericks need a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 107.5 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 27.2 points and 9.3 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 18.5 points and 7.8 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Pacers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 112.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 109.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 22.2 points and four rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 21.7 points and 5.8 assists. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pacers are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games. The under is 5-0 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The under is 7-3 in Pacers last 10 home games. The Mavericks are 6-13 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Indiana and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers are a good basketball team that's worthy of backing in spots like this, but they've also had issues defensively at times and that could be an issue against these Mavericks. The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a rough week, but the ability is still there and I don't expect these issues to last long. I still find value in getting free points with the Mavs. I want the road team and the free bucket.