The Indiana Pacers (27-35) are coming into tonight’s game off the back of a 121-108 win over the Orlando Magic. Their opponents tonight, the Dallas Mavericks (32-30), most recently fell to the Los Angeles Lakers at 111-108.
It’s been a troublesome month for the Pacers who are now 2-6 in their last eight games. Against the Magic, center Myles Turner led on offense with 24 points. The Mavericks, meanwhile, have struggled to find their groove of late, despite an in-theory super duo in Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. Doncic led on offense against the Lakers with 26 points.
Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks Match Details
Fixture: Pacers @ Mavericks
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28, 08:40 p.m. ET
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks Injury Report
On the Pacers’ front, shooting guard Kendall Brown is out indefinitely due to a right tibia stress fracture.
On the Mavericks’ end, power forward Maxi Kleber is questionable due to hamstring issues. Small forward Davis Bertans is out with a calf injury.
Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks Betting Odds and Spreads
|Pacers||+9 (-110)||Ov 237.5 (-110)||+310|
|Mavericks||-9 (-110)||Un 237.5 (-110)||-380|
Indiana Pacers vs. Dallas Mavericks Starting 5s
Pacers – PG: Tyrese Haliburton, SG: Andrew Nembhard, SF: Buddy Hield, PF: Aaron Nesmith, C: Myles Turner
Mavericks – PG: Luka Doncic, SG: Kyrie Irving, SF: Reggie Bullock, PF: Josh Green, C: Dwight Powell
Pacers vs. Mavericks Prediction
On offense, the Pacers are currently netting an average of 113.6 points per game whilst surrendering an average of 116 points. Their recent win over the Magic saw them step up considerably on both ends of the court. They’ll need to continue upping the pressure on the offensive end of the court if they want to best the Mavericks tonight.
The Mavericks, meanwhile, had a poor show of form against the Lakers and are just 1-4 in their last five games. The arrival of master handler Kyrie Irving has been a mixed bag for the Dallas outfit thus far overall. On offense, the Mavs are averaging 116.6 points per game. It’s the defensive end of the court where the Dallas crew have really struggled for much of this NBA season, surrendering an average of 115.8 points per game.
Overall, the Mavericks are a stronger line-up with a best-in-the-league calibre point guard in Doncic and arguably the most technically skilled dribbler in the sport’s history in Kyrie Irving. Even with some chemistry issues of late, the Mavericks should be able to get the job done tonight and bounce back from their Lakers loss.