Mavericks at Suns 12/13/18 - NBA Picks & Predictions

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Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 1:10 PM ET

In the second game of a Thursday night NBA on TNT doubleheader, the Dallas Mavericks will travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to face the Phoenix Suns. This will be the second of a back-to-back for Dallas, who pulled away down the stretch to score a 114-107 home victory versus Atlanta. The Mavericks forced 21 turnovers and moved to 13-2 at home this season.

Dallas F Harrison Barnes led all scorers with 25 points on an efficient 8-for-16 shooting performance. Luka Doncic contributed 24 points to go along with ten rebounds and six assists for the Mavericks. The Phoenix Suns come into Thursday night looking to snap a ten-game losing streak and currently own the worst record in the NBA. On Tuesday, Phoenix was outscored during each quarter of a 111-86 road loss at San Antonio. The Suns failed to connect on 20 of their 28 three-point attempts and turned the ball over 17 times in defeat.

T.J. Warren tallied a team high 23 points on 9-for-16 from the field and grabbed six rebounds. Rookie C Deandre Ayton added 12 points and 11 rebounds in a losing effort for the Suns.

Phoenix G Devin Booker is dealing with a hamstring injury and is listed as out for this contest. The Suns rank second worst in the league in defensive efficiency and third worst in rebounding. Phoenix has had an extra night to lick their wounds and is playing on national television. Take the Suns to get the cover on Thursday. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Mavericks win but fall short ATS 107-105.

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