Sunday, January 31, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, January 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 12 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.5.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 14-34 and a road record of 4-21. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 101 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. Phoenix is 3-5 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 9-19. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Mavericks have an overall record of 27-22 and a home record of 14-8. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.9 points per game and surrendering 101.3, good for a point differential of -0.4. Dallas has a division record of 4-7 and a conference record of 17-13. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 9.7 points per game while playing 21.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 1.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Markieff Morris averages 10.1 points per game in 23.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Dirk Nowitzki averages 17.5 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. Wesley Matthews averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Phoenix averages 101 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Suns allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Dallas averages 100.9 points per game this year which ranks them 19th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 21st spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 50.4 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 3rd with 13.1 per game. The Mavericks allow 101.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 8th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 21.6 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Mavericks force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Suns average 98.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 93.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -16.7 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.7 and a defensive rating of 108.6. In terms of pace they average 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Mavericks score 103.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 96.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4 points per game. The Mavericks rating on offense is 105.1 and they have a defensive rating of 105.5. They get 94.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 18-30-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 25-23-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 28-21-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 20-27-2 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
01/23/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin out indefinitely
01/14/16 PG Ronnie Price Toe out indefinitely
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
01/30/16 PG Devin Harris Toe "?" Sunday vs. Phoenix
Guy's Pick: Take Dallas
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