Thursday, January 5, 2017
American Airlines Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 4.5 point favorites. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 11-25. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.4 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 112.2 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 11-24. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 95.6 points per game and surrendering 100.7, good for a point differential of -5.1.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Eric Bledsoe averages 19.9 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.7 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
J.J. Barea averages 14.5 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Mavericks. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 96%. Harrison Barnes averages 20.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Phoenix averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 53.5 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 16.1 per game. The Suns allow 112.2 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 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Dallas averages 95.6 points per game this year which ranks them 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 19.6 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Mavericks rank 4th with 12.3 per game. The Mavericks allow 100.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 21.3 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Mavericks force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 110.2. In terms of pace they average 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Mavericks rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 91.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shot attempts. Dallas turns the ball over on 12.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 17-18-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 23-13-0 against the over/under
Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 17-18-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 16-19-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/04/17 PG Brandon Knight Wrist "?" Thursday vs. Dallas
Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/26/16 PG Jose Juan Barea Achilles expected to miss 1-2 weeks
01/04/17 C Andrew Bogut Knee "?" Thursday vs. Phoenix
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -4.5
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