Monday, December 14, 2015
American Airlines Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, December 14, 2015. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 4 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 10-14 and a road record of 4-8. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 0 as they are averaging 105.2 points per game while giving up 105.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 13-11 and a home record of 5-5. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 100.9, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Eric Bledsoe averages 22.3 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.4 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Deron Williams averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Phoenix averages 105.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.8 per game. The Suns allow 105.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Dallas averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 52 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 24th and 14th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 2nd with 13.5 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 6th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 11-13-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 14-10-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 11-12-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
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Dallas Mavericks Injuries
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