Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game on NBA TV. Dallas needs a win to end a 3-game losing streak as they visit the Indiana Pacers in the 2nd and final meeting of the regular season. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Indiana actually came out on top when these two teams met at the start of March 124-122 at American Airlines Center. Tyrese Haliburton went off in that game with 32 points, while as a team the Pacers shot 52% from the field in the win. Repeating that performance tonight would give them a really solid chance of sweeping the season series, however with just 1 win in their last 5 games optimism isn’t exactly at an all time here.
After Chicago’s win yesterday, the Pacers find themselves 3.5 games back from the 10th spot with just 7 games to go, so it’s not realistic to expect them to make up for that in such a short amount of time. To top it off they’ll also potentially be without Myles Turner and Tyrese Haliburton as both are listed as questionable on the injury report.
Dallas is also in a desperate need of a win here, they need to get something going following back-to-back losses to the Charlotte Hornets of all teams. To make matters even worse, Luka Doncic got his 16th technical foul yesterday which is an automatic one-game suspension, unless it’s overturned by the league in time for tip-off.
With a 2-4 SU/ATS record in the last 6 meetings, the Mavs could definitely use Doncic who dropped 40 points in the loss to Charlotte. It’s also been revealed that Kyrie Irving is playing through a foot injury, that’s not something you want to hear with the playoff being just around the corner. The Mavs first have to get there though, they’re a game back from the 10th seeded Oklahoma City Thunder, so a win here is a must.
Luka or no Luka, I’m rolling with the Mavs here. More often than not teams who are in desperation mode will play their best, and I expect just that from Irving and his teammates. Indiana is pretty much out of the playoff race, so don’t be surprised if they keep out Turner and Haliburton out of this game. Take Dallas on the road.
Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks Predictions & Odds
Luka not playing hurts the Mavs significantly on offense, but with Irving handling the point guard responsibilities there’s a pretty solid chance of Dallas increasing the pace of this game significantly. That would suit the Pacers as well, we’ve seen some pretty high scoring game from them lately.
Even the first meeting of the season between these two teams saw 246 points, that was the 5th time in the last 7 head-to-head that we saw the over cash in this match-up. Indiana has also gone over in 5 straight home games, we just saw their game against Atlanta end with 273 points which is a good indicator that playing defense isn’t really atop of their priorities right now. Don’t count on seeing a lot of defensive plays here, let’s go with the over.