Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks 3/27/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Dallas Mavericks 3/27/23
Mon 27th March 2023

The Dallas Mavericks (36-39, 14-23 Away) will be out to end their losing run when they are on the road to face the Indiana Pacers (33-42, 19-17 Home) on Monday. Dallas is playing on back-to-back days after getting beaten by the Charlotte Hornets 110-104 at Spectrum Center yesterday, their fourth loss in a row.

Luka Doncic was the standout player in defeat with 40 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. The Mavericks are the 11th seed in the Western Conference. Indiana fell short on Saturday at State Farm Arena, falling to the Atlanta Hawks 143-130.

Jordan Nwora had 33 points in defeat to lead the team. The Pacers are 12th in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the final time this season. Indiana will be seeking a season sweep against Dallas after triumphing in the only prior game 124-122 at American Airlines Center on February 28.

Doncic led both teams in scoring with 39 points, eight rebounds, and six assists in the losing effort. Tyrese Haliburton had 32 points, seven rebounds, and six assists for the Pacers. Doncic is averaging 33.1 points per game, second-highest in the NBA, to lead the Mavs in scoring this season.

Doncic also is contributing 8.2 assists, sixth-most in the league, and 8.7 rebounds per game. Haliburton (20.7 ppg) and Myles Turner (18.0) have been the primary providers of the Pacers’ offense. Turner also has averaged 7.5 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has tallied 10.4 assists per game, second-most in the NBA.

The Pacers have had the advantage in recent matchups between the teams at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, winning six of the last 10. Meanwhile, the Mavericks are 2-9 when playing on consecutive nights this season and 2-6 in such games against rested opponents. The Pacers are 3-3 with a rest advantage.

Dallas is 3-7 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -3.3 (111.6-114.9). Indiana has a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 126.0 points per game on average while scoring only 120.7 (-5.3 margin). The Pacers are averaging 115.8 ppg for the full season while allowing 118.6.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jaden Hardy: 16.8 | 11.4 | +5.4
Points per game:
Tim Hardaway Jr.: 9.7 | 14.0 | -4.3
Assists per game:
Luka Doncic: 11.0 | 8.2 | +2.8
Kyrie Irving: 4.0 | 5.4 | -1.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Bennedict Mathurin: 13.0 | 21.5 | -8.5
Points per game:
Bennedict Mathurin: 9.8 | 16.3 | -6.5

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