Mavericks at Suns 1/12/17 - NBA Picks & Predictions
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Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns
NBA: 10:00 PM EST
Jan. 12, 2017
Latest Odds : DAL -2 Total 203.5
Coming into this game, both teams have been terrible this season, coming in with a combined 23-53 record between the two teams. The Mavericks come in with an 11-27 record and have lost 6 of the last 10 games. The Suns come into this game with a slightly better record of 12-26 and have lost 6 of the last 10 games as well. Despite this, the Suns have a winning record against the spread with a 19-18 record. It will be terribly hard for either one of these teams to bring back the season and start taking some wins.
The Mavericks have scored the least amount of points per game this season, getting only 95.6 points per game, but have allowed 100.8 points per game. The Maverick have been looking for Harrison Barnes to pick up the offense with his 20.8 points per game this season, Andrew Bogut has gotten the most rebounds with 9 per game and Deron Williams to spark up the offense with 6.6 assists per game. This team has been terrible on numbers, but have been able to come out with a few wins.
The Phoenix Suns have been on the higher end of the offense this season, scoring 105.6 points per game but have been terrible defensively with allowing 111.7 points per game. Eric Bledsoe has been the leading man with the Suns who is scoring 20.4 points per game, 4.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. The Suns have been terrible at earning wins this season as they have been allowing far too many points defensively despite the offensive production.
Recent Betting Trends:
Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific.
Under is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 vs. Western Conference.
Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix.
Free Betting Pick: Phoenix Suns +2
The Mavericks are facing a good offensive team who can really pick up the pace and the Suns will have the advantage of being at home. Both teams will try to overcome their opponent but the Suns are too much of an offensive team to lose this game. Bringing a better offense and having the home field advantage the Suns will take the win and the total of the game will go over. Final Score prediction, Phoenix Suns win and cover ATS 105-100.