Pacers vs Mavericks Prediction NBA Picks 3/5/24

Dallas Mavericks (34-27) vs Indiana Pacers (34-29)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)

Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -4.5 -- Over/Under: 252 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games. The Dallas Mavericks need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. Here’s a Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks prediction.

Indiana Pacers Betting Preview

The Indiana Pacers recently beat the Pelicans while losing to the Spurs and Pelicans. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 123.3 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 122 points on 50.4 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.8 points and 6.9 rebounds, while Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.8 points and 3.8 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Bennedict Mathurin is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free-throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks recently lost to the 76ers and Celtics, while beating the Raptors. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 118.7 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 118 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 34.5 points and 9.7 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 25.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.

Dallas Mavericks Player Facts

  • Kyrie Irving ranks 8th amongst qualified players for FT% (89.3%) this season.
  • Dereck Lively II ranks 13th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.5) this season.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • Tyrese Haliburton ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assists per game (11.3) this season.
  • Myles Turner ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.7) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for opponent blocks per game this season (4.0).
  • The Mavericks rank 2nd in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (40.0).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for points per game this season (123.3).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for assists per game this season (30.8).

Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks prediction

Both the Pacers and Mavericks could use a win here. It's also worth looking at the status of Luka before locking in a bet, as he's questionable with an ankle injury. With all that said, I'm still leaning toward the Mavs at home. The Indiana Pacers still don't play much defense, and that makes them hard to get behind against good teams, especially on the road. Yes, the Pacers just smoked the Mavericks about a week ago, lighting them up for 133 points. I still don't trust the Pacers against teams with quality offense. Assuming Luka plays, the Mavs should be able to get their revenge. I'll lay the reasonable line with the home team.

Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks -4.5

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