Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers 02/03/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers 02/03/2020 – The Dallas Mavericks will try to prove again that they are not just all Luka Doncic when they visit the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Monday. The Mavericks just snapped a two-game losing skid with a huge 23-point win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. Still, the win is not enough in the eyes of online bookmakers as they opened as 4-point road underdogs to the Pacers, who just got back the service of All-Star guard Victor Oladipo.
Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers 02/03/2020
Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers 02/03/2020 Betting Odds
Dallas Mavericks Betting
The Mavericks are back in the win column after dispatching the Atlanta Hawks, 123-100, on Saturday. With Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis both out due to injuries, the Mavs leaned on team play and excellent defense. Jalen Brunson recorded 27 points and 8 assists, while Dorian Finney-Smith and Maxi Kleber chipped in with 22 and 18 points, respectively. Mavs’ wingmen also hounded Trae Young all night on the defensive end of the court. The Hawks’ All-Star guard finished with 12 points on 4-for-13 shooting.
Players to Watch: Kristaps Porzingis (17.2 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 1.4 APG)
Tim Hardaway Jr. (14.0 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 9.7 APG)
Dorian Finney-Smith (9.3 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.4 APG)
Indiana Pacers Betting
After their gutsy 115-106 overtime win over the Chicago Bulls, the Pacers ran out of ammo in their next game against the New York Knicks, 92-85, on Saturday. Victor Oladipo, who hit the clutch 3-point shot that sent the game into overtime in his first game off a lengthy ACL rehab, only gathered seven points in 22 minutes of play. Domantas Sabonis had an All-Star type of numbers with 25 points and 8 boards, yet the Pacers just couldn’t outhustle the Knicks in the battle for the boards, 34-57.
Players to Watch: Domantas Sabonis (18.2 PPG, 12.7 RPG, 4.5 APG)
Malcolm Brogdon (16.7 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 7.5 APG)
Jeremy Lamb (12.9 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 2.2 APG)
Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers 02/03/2020 Betting Numbers
Dallas are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Indiana’s last 15 games.
Seth Curry PG Knee is OUT Monday vs Indiana
T.J. Warren PF Head is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Dallas
Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers Betting Picks
The Pacers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games but a tough win over the Bulls and a shocking loss to the Knicks only mean they are still figuring out how to play with Oladipo. As for the Mavs, they already had games without Luka Doncic this season, and like what happened last December, they continue to play competitive basketball without their star guard. Then again, it’s not going to be easy playing a Pacers team that has emerged as a legitimate title threat and potential NBA future betting busters.
Moneyline: Take the Pacers at -175. They just had a stinker against the Knicks, though I still think their chemistry will be much better in their next game. They are also 6-2 SU against visiting Western Conference teams.
ATS: Bet on the Pacers to get an ATS win. I feel confident the Pacers will cover the spread if the margin stays at 4.5 points. They have the weapons to win by more than five points against any team, more so a Mavs squad without Doncic.
TOTALs: Back the OVER at 218.5 points. The Mavs showed in their win against the Hawks that they can still score in bundles without their primary orchestrator. The Pacers just scored 85 points in their last game, and I expect them to double the effort on the offensive end the next time they step on the court.
Score Prediction: 118 – 113 Mavs