The Indiana Pacers will host the Dallas Mavericks in a non-conference matchup at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 5:00 ET.

Indiana is currently a 1-point underdog and has won two straight games. Dallas is favored by 1 and has won 7 in a row. The over/under line for this game is 252.5 points.

DALLAS MAVERICKS VS INDIANA PACERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Dallas Mavericks -1

This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse at 5:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.

WHY BET THE DALLAS MAVERICKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 156-127 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.3% and knocking down 18 threes.

Is a Road Win Possible for the Mavericks?

Dallas is looking to extend their winning streak to 8 games today and have been favored in each of their last 7 games. As the favorite, the Mavericks have a record of 24-8 this season and are favored by 1 point today.

In their last game, the Mavericks defeated the Suns by a score of 123-113. The O/U line for that game was 244.5 points, and the Mavs covered the spread as 2.5-point favorites.

This season, the Mavericks have an O/U record of 28-28, and the under has hit in each of their last three games. On average, their games have seen a combined scoring total of 235.9 points.

In the Western Conference standings, the Mavericks are currently in 6th place with a record of 33-23. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 21-18 compared to 12-5 in non-conference games.

On the road, the Mavericks are 15-10 straight-up and 16-9 against the spread. Their ATS win streak on the road is at 3 games, and they have an average scoring differential of -1.6 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Mavericks are one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, averaging 118.7 points per game (7th). However, their scoring numbers are slightly down on the road, where they are averaging 116.6 points per game (11th).

Overall, the Mavericks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 58.9% of their games this season. In terms of pace, they are 12th in the league at 99.7 possessions per game.

One area where Dallas has excelled is three-point shooting. They are 3rd in the NBA in three-pointers made per game (15.1) and are 2nd in three-point attempts (40.4). So far, the Mavericks have connected on 37% of their three-point attempts (10th).

Currently, the Mavericks’ defense holds the 18th rank in the NBA, allowing 117.2 points per game. Inside the arc, the Mavericks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 55.6% and 36.5% from three-point territory.

Are Indiana Ready for a Home Win?

The Pacers have won their last two games and are currently 7th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 32-25. In the Central Division, they are 3rd.

Indiana covered the spread in their last game, winning by a score of 129-115 as 11.5-point favorites. This improved their ATS record to 30-25 for the season.

As the underdog, the Pacers have gone 15-15 straight-up and 17-11 against the spread. Today, they are 1-point underdogs and have gone 2-3 as the underdog ATS.

On average, Pacers games have scored 246 points this season, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 252.5. Indiana has a season O/U record of 32-25.

The Pacers’ last game finished with a combined scoring total of 244 points, falling short of the O/U line of 246.5. This season, 50 of their games have had lower O/U lines than today’s.

Indiana’s non-conference record this season is 7-11, compared to 25-14 against the Eastern Conference.

At home, the Pacers have been the NBA’s top-scoring team at 126.3 points per game. Overall, they are averaging 123.8 points per game, which is also tops in the league. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 70.2% of their games.

Indiana’s offense has been efficient, as they lead the league in field goal percentage at 50%. They have also been one of the top three-point shooting teams, connecting on 38% of their attempts. In terms of pace, the Pacers are 2nd in the NBA.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, Indiana is 22nd in both free throws made and attempted. On the glass, they are 21st in offensive rebounds. In terms of assists, the Pacers lead the NBA with 31 per game.

At this time, the Pacers’ defense is positioned 28th in the NBA, permitting 122.2 points per game. Inside the arc, the Pacers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.1% and 37.2% from three-point territory.