The Dallas Mavericks are in Indianapolis to face the Indiana Pacers on Dec. 10. It will be the first time the Mavs matchup against longtime head coach Rick Carlisle, but he is out tonight in the health and safety protocols. The result will still count on Carlisle’s record, but Lloyd Pierce is leading the Pacers on Friday night.
Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic is hoping to lift his team to victory on the road. The Pacers plan on rebuilding at the trade deadline, so fans should be watching closely as the two squads could agree to a deal before Feb. 10.
Friday’s game will be a can-not-miss contest, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more as the Mavericks face the Pacers in Indiana.
Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers: How to watch
Start time: 6:00 p.m. CT or 7:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavs local market), Bally Sports Indiana (Pacers local market)
Watch online: NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers: Injury report
The Mavs have ruled out Willie Cauley-Stein for the seventh straight game as he deals with a personal issue. Their only other player on the NBA official injury report is Sterling Brown, who sits questionable with a foot injury.
The Pacers will be without T.J. Warren (foot), T.J. McConnell (wrist), and Justin Holiday (health and safety protocols) on Friday night.
Fans should be sure to check social media just before tipoff for all the latest, plus the final status on Brown.
Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs are 2.0 underdogs as they face the Pacers in Indiana. They are plus-105 on the moneyline, and the over/under for the contest sits at 213.0.
The Mavericks over/under is 105.5, which they have topped just once in the last six contests.
Dallas Mavericks at Indiana Pacers predictions
If anybody knows the Mavs current roster, that is not currently employed by the organization, it is Rick Carlisle. He may not be in attendance tonight, but they will have a plan to try to slow down Luka Doncic.
The Mavericks will grind out a low-scoring victory on Friday night. Expect the contest to go under 213 as Luka has a 20-point double-double in the win.
Remember, it is an earlier tipoff on Friday night. Do not miss the contest and stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest on the Dallas Mavericks.