Saturday, March 11, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Phoenix Suns head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 7 point favorites.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 21-44. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.1 as they are averaging 107.8 points per game while giving up 112.9 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 27-36. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.3 points per game and surrendering 99.8, good for a point differential of -1.5.
Eric Bledsoe comes into this game averaging 21.2 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night so far this year for the Suns. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Devin Booker averages 20.8 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Harrison Barnes averages 20 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Dirk Nowitzki averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
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Phoenix averages 107.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.06 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 112.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Dallas averages 98.3 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.52 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 20.5 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 29th with 11.9 per game. The Mavericks allow 99.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd 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 statistics. Opponents average 44.2 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 20.6 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 112.1. In terms of pace they average 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 106.3 and they have a defensive rating of 108. They get 91.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 33-30-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 41-23-1 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 36-27-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 26-37-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
03/07/17 PG Jose Juan Barea Calf is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Brooklyn
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +7
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