Mavericks vs. Pacers Prediction
Can the Indiana Pacers bounce back at home when they host the Dallas Mavericks tonight at 7PM ET?
547 Dallas Mavericks vs. 548 Indiana Pacers
Monday, February 3, 2020
7PM ET – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Pacers are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -4.5 points against the Mavericks. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 218.5 points. The public betting currently has 60 percent going on the Pacers as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Mavericks still without Luka
The Mavericks are coming off a 123-100 win at home over the Atlanta Hawks. They are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six games. Dallas is 30-19 on the season, 16-7 on the road, 26-20-3 against the spread and 29-20 with the over.
Dallas is putting up 116.4 points per game on offense while shooting 46.2 percent from the field. Defensively, the Mavericks are allowing 110.2 points per game while opponents shoot 45.1 percent from the floor. Luka Doncic remains out with an ankle injury while Seth Curry is also out with a knee issue. Those two combined for nearly 40 points and over 10 assists and 10 rebounds per game. Kristaps Porzingis is putting up 17.2 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while Tim Hardaway Jr. is adding 14.0 points per contest.
Pacers upset at home
Indiana is coming off a 92-85 loss at home to the New York Knicks on Saturday. They are just 3-3 in their last six games. The Pacers are now 31-18 on the season, 18-6 at home, 27-21-1 against the spread and 25-23-1 with the over.
The Pacers are giving up 106.7 points per game this season while opponents shoot 44.9 percent from the floor. Offensively, Indiana is putting up 109.6 points per game while shooting 47.6 percent from the field. TJ Warren is out for this game due to a concussion. He averages 18.1 points per game. Victor Oladipo recently joined the team. He has 16 points through his first two games. Domantas Sabonis is leading the team with 18.2 points and 12.7 rebounds per game while Malcolm Brogdon is putting up 16.7 points, 7.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Mavericks are 33-15-3 against the spread in their last 51 road games, but just 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 games following a win.
The Pacers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games following a loss and 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a favorite.
This is the first meeting between the two this season. Dallas has played surprisingly well without Doncic this year, being much more competitive than one would expect. The Pacers have looked a little off while working Oladipo back into the lineup. The team is figuring out its new recipe. I think today will lead to better results. Dallas is down on ball handlers and it will be difficult against this Indiana defense. Oladipo should only get better and get back to his old self.
NBA Prediction: Indiana Pacers -4.5