Basketball betting for Friday includes a matchup between the Dallas Mavericks and Indiana Pacers. It is the 2nd game in a three-game road trip for the Mavericks as the finish up the trip in Cleveland on Saturday. Dallas has done very well against the Pacers in this NBA betting series.
Basketball betting indicates that the Mavericks have won seven of the last eight games between the two teams, including three of four at Indiana. The Mavericks swept last season’s two games both but were close in NBA betting. Dallas won by a score of 109-106 at Conseco Fieldhouse and they won at home by a score of 94-92 when Dirk Nowitzki hit the game winner with a second remaining. This is the third straight year in NBA betting that the Mavericks will visit Indiana during the week of Thanksgiving.
Eight of the last ten games between the two teams have gone to Dallas but the Mavericks are just 5-4-1 against the NBA betting odds in those games. The Mavericks have won three of the last five at Indiana but they are just 2-3 against the basketball betting number. Three of those games went under the basketball betting total.
Dallas has been a solid road team this season in basketball betting. They actually have a better pointspread record on the road than at home. The Mavericks are right around the Top 10 in the league in points scored and fewest points allowed which means they are usually right in the middle of every game in basketball betting. Dirk Nowitzki is leading them in scoring while Jason Kidd leads them in assists this basketball betting season. The Mavericks have been holding their own this season even with Josh Howard out with an injury. Shawn Marion has been a key addition this season.
Indiana has struggled somewhat home and away in basketball betting. They are okay in offense as they are 13th in the league but their defense is below average in basketball betting. Danny Granger leads them in scoring this NBA basketball betting season. The Pacers are going to be inconsistent much of the time in basketball betting. They have a young lineup that has talent but they also have players like Troy Murphy who are overrated. The key is getting consistent play on a nightly basis and most of the time the Pacers don’t get it.