Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction

Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers are predicted to win tonight’s game against Dallas Mavericks as per the latest Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction

The Indiana Pacers will be facing the Dallas Mavericks on Friday at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse Arena. The Mavericks are currently 6th in the west with a 12-12 record. They have won only 3 of their last 10 games. They are coming off a great win against the Memphis Grizzlies on the road.

Currently, the Mavs are in the middle of a three-game road trip, the Mavs will be looking to get another win on the road. The Pacers are currently on a two-game winning streak. The Pacers have been very good at home this season with an 8-6 record. The Pacers will be looking to use their home advantage and will try to get the better of the Mavericks.

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Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction: Game Preview

Indiana Pacers:

The Pacers are currently 13th in the east with an 11-16 record. The Pacers are coming off two impressive wins against the Wizards and the knicks. The Pacers will be without their Head Coach Rick Carlisle as he entered the health and safety protocols, after testing positive for Covid-19 on a rapid test, Llyod Pierce will fill in.

The Pacers are 2nd in the league in Blocks Per Game in the league with 6.1 BPG. They average 23.8 APG which is 13th in the league. Their Problem is their clutch performance. They have been involved in 15 clutch games so far, they have only won three of them. In the clutch moment, they have an offensive rating of just 92.5 and a defensive rating of 114.5.

Dallas Mavericks:

The Dallas Mavericks have not hit their ceiling yet, they were expected to be one of the top teams in the league at the start of the season. But they are currently struggling with a 12-12 record, and they are 6th in the west right now. The rule change has certainly had an effect on Luka Doncic game. His free throw attempts have dipped from 7.1 FTA last season to 5.6 FTA this year.

The Mavs have the second-lowest turnovers per game in the season so far. They average 12.3 turnovers per game. The Mavs are not a good rebounding team, they are ranked 28th in the league in Rebounds Per Game. They have not performed well in clutch moments as well. They have the second-worst defensive rating in the clutch moments. They have been involved in 11 clutch games so far they have won 6 out of the 11 games.

The Mavs still have their core of Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, and Tim Hardaway Jr. but the problem with the Mavs is they have been inconsistent so far this season. If the Mavs can stay healthy and if they can find their strides, then they can be a tough team to beat.

Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction: Key Players

Indiana Pacers:

Malcolm Brogdon: He is the leading scorer for the Pacers with 20.3 PPG so far this season. He also leads the team in assists per game with 6.1 APG.

Domantas Sabonis: Sabonis is having a good season so far. He is leading the Pacers with 12 RPG, he is averaging 18 PPG, and 4.1 APG.

Dallas Mavericks:

Luka Doncic: The superstar of the Mavs was expected to be in the MVP conversation, but Luka has struggled, he is still putting up great numbers. He is averaging 25.6 PPG, 8 RPG, and 8.5 APG.

Kristaps Porzingis:  He is not having a great season so far. His three-point shooting has dropped significantly from 37.6% last season to 29.8% this year. He is averaging 18 PPG, 8 RPG, and 1.5 BPG so far this season.

Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction: Injury Report

Dallas Mavericks:

Player
Status
Injury
Sterling Brown
Questionable
Left Foot Soreness.
Wiley Cauley-Stein
Out
Personal Reasons.

Indiana Pacers:

Player
Status
Injury
T.J McConnell
Out
Wrist.
T.J. Warren
Out
Foot.
Justin Holiday
Questionable
 Health and Safety Protocols

Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers Predicted Winner

 
Indiana Pacers
Dallas Mavericks
Predicted Winner
FiveThirtyEight
 66%
34%
 Indiana Pacers

The Mavericks are off to an inconsistent start, and they are still struggling to hit their full potential, they have lost 7 out of their last 10 games, but they had a moral lifting win against the Grizzlies on Wednesday. They would like to build on that win and further extend their winning streak.

The Pacers on the other hand are back on the winning ways. They have two great wins in the last two games.  They are a really good home team they have won 8 out of 14 games they played at home. So, considering recent form and the home-court advantage of the Pacers, the Pacers should edge past the Mavericks on Friday.

Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Odds and Prediction: Match Details

 Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks

Date and Time: Friday, December 10, 7 PM ET

Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse Arena

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