A matchup between two of the NBA’s sharpest shooting teams will see the Dallas Mavericks (32-30, 15 threes per game) square off against the Indiana Pacers 27-35, (14 threes per game) at American Airlines Center on February 28, 2023. The Mavericks are nine-point favorites. The point total is 237.5 points in this contest.
How to bet Mavericks vs. Pacers
Dallas Mavericks vs. Indiana Pacers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 9 points, with sportsbooks listing the Mavericks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -373 odds to pick up the win, while the Pacers are listed at +296 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 237.5 points.
Mavericks vs. Pacers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSW
- Location: Dallas, Texas
- Arena: American Airlines Center
Mavericks vs. Pacers Betting Trends
In the Mavericks’ 62 games this year, they have 22 wins against the spread. Dallas has been victorious in 26, or 61.9%, of the 42 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Mavericks games this year have eclipsed the over/under 54.8% of the time (34 out of 62 games with a set point total).
The Pacers are 33-28-1 against the spread this year. Indiana has compiled a 19-31 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 38% of those games). The Pacers have eclipsed the over/under 46.8% of the time this season (29 of 62 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Tim Hardaway Jr.||56||13.9||3.6||1.7||0.7||0.1||2.9|
Mavericks: Davis Bertans: Out (Calf), Maximilian Kleber: Questionable (Hamstring)
What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks
So far this year, Dallas is posting 113.4 points per game (18th-ranked in NBA) and allowing 112.5 points per contest (11th-ranked). The Mavericks average 114.7 points per game when playing at home, compared to 112.1 points per game in away games, a difference of 2.6 points per contest. The Mavericks have seen an uptick in scoring lately, racking up 118.8 points per game in their last 10 contests, 5.4 points more than the 113.4 they’ve scored this season.
Dallas ranks top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking third-best in the league with 15 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks ninth with a 36.8% shooting percentage from downtown. The Mavericks have taken 51.2% two-pointers and 48.8% three-pointers this year. Of the team’s buckets, 62.1% are two-pointers and 37.9% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Indiana Pacers
On offense Indiana is the 12th-ranked team in the league (115 points per game). Defensively it is 23rd (117.4 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Pacers are scoring 5.1 more points per game at home (117.4) than away (112.3). Over their last 10 games, the Pacers are averaging 114.2 points per contest, compared to their season average of 115.
In 2022-23 Indiana is fifth-best in the league in 3-point makes (14 per game), and it ranks No. 11 in 3-point percentage (36.4%). The Pacers take 57.2% percent of their shots from inside the arc, and 42.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 66.2% of the Pacers’ baskets are 2-pointers, and 33.8% are 3-pointers.
Mavericks vs. Pacers Predictions and Pick
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