Against the Spread Pick
Super Bowl Sunday is a pretty quiet day in the NBA. The Monday after is back to normal and this might have been the game of the day except for the fact that MVP candidate Luka Doncic is out for a couple of weeks. I am not sure there is a team that is more ordinary without their best player than Dallas. Kristaps Porzingis has not always been the star they thought they were getting. While Dallas is missing their best player the Pacers just got their best player back in Victor Oladipo. They have been easing him into things and the results have not been great, they needed overtime to beat Chicago in his first game back and then they lost at home to Knicks. Without seeing the games live it is hard to know whether he is the cause of the challenges they are having or not but it is clear that his return has not been a boon for Indiana, or at least not yet. This will turn around though and I think this can be the game it does. Take Indiana at home.
Over Under Pick
Injuries are always hard to figure when it comes to totals. Dallas is missing its biggest scoring threat and the player who has the most gravity on the team in Luka. With Indiana committed to defense I think they are going to find it tough to put the ball through the basket. Indiana is not lighting it up these days as they adjust. Take the under here.