Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks
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Prediction for the NBA Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks match which will take place on March 28th. Who will turn out to be stronger? Check the team conditions! Several betting options are available.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The team tries to be better in defense, but the 26th place shows insufficient defensive skills. It was challenging to stay in the top 10, and competing for the play-in was impossible. Moreover, the team's leaders have health problems: the participation of Myles Turner and Tyrese Haliburton in the game with Dallas causes doubts.
In the last 5 games, Rick Carlisle's wards won only once over Toronto (118:114), and then they suffered defeats against Boston and Atlanta. Jordan Nwora succeeded in the game with the Hawks, but more than his 33 points were needed. The competitor won Indiana – 143:130. Turner did not play, Haliburton again scored a double-double, and Buddy Hield was the least effective in attack, who made only 5 of 16 shots in the game.
The Mavericks had the best defense in the NBA last season, but the situation changed in the regular season. It all started with the exchange of Christian Wood, who was not that great in the game. The exchange of Kyrie Irving destroyed the Dallas defense. And it's not even about Irving, but about the leave of Dorian Finney-Smith, an alternative to whom has not been found. As for the losses, Tim Hardaway Jr. is ready to play, but Doncic will miss the game with the Pacers because of disqualification. Luka's 16th technical foul happened at a horrible time.
Jason Kidd's wards have played their last two matches against Charlotte and lost in both. Dallas has suffered 4 defeats. Now they are only the 11th in the West. Dallas constantly tried to catch up with opponents in the previous game with the Hornets. The chances were equal at the end of the match, but the opponent was stronger – 104:110. Doncic shot well from the three-point line and scored 40 points on 12 of 29. Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kyrie Irving made only 10 of 29 shots, and it was challenging to think about success with such low efficiency.
Expert Betting Tips
The game against the Pacers is important for Dallas, and now the team's fate for this season is being decided. During the regular season, the Mavericks looked stable when Irving played without Doncic. Kyrie was useful even without the ball. For Indiana, a lot of things will depend on Haliburton's participation. The hosts have spare players, but they are less effective than Tyrese.