Sunday, April 9, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Dallas Mavericks head to US Airways Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Mavericks come into this game with an overall record of 32-47. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 97.8 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 23-57. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.5 points per game and surrendering 113.2, good for a point differential of -5.7.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 42-36-1 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 32-47-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 39-38-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 47-32-1 against the over/under
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/07/17 G Seth Curry Shoulder "?" Sunday vs Phoenix
04/07/17 G Wesley Matthews Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs Phoenix
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
04/08/17 G Leandro Barbosa Hamstring doubtful Sunday vs. Dallas
03/17/17 C Tyson Chandler None out for season
03/16/17 PG Brandon Knight Back out for season
03/16/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
Dirk Nowitzki comes into this game averaging 14.2 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per night so far this year for the Mavericks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Harrison Barnes averages 19.2 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Dallas. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
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Devin Booker averages 22.1 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. T.J. Warren averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas averages 97.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.73 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.5 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.63 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 45 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 4th with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 113.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Suns force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Mavericks have an offensive rating of 105.6 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 92.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Dallas turns the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Suns rating on offense is 106.4 and they have a defensive rating of 112. They get 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Who will win tonight's Mavericks/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas -2.5
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