Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 12/13/2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Dallas Mavericks head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, December 13, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 7.5 point favorites.
The Mavericks head into this matchup with a mark of 14-11. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 2.1 as they average 110.1 points per contest while giving up 108.0 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 4-24. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 102.2 points per contest and give up 114.1, which is a point differential of -11.9.
Valuable Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 17-8-0 against the spread this season
The Dallas Mavericks are 13-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 9-18-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 12-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
12/10/18 PG Dennis Smith Jr. Wrist is questionable Wednesday vs Atlanta
10/12/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Foot is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/11/18 SF Trevor Ariza Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
12/05/18 G Devin Booker Hamstring is out indefinitely
Luka Doncic averages 17.8 points per contest in 32.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.3 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%. Harrison Barnes comes into this game averaging 17.7 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Josh Jackson averages 8.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 20.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 67%. T.J. Warren scores 17.4 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 108.0 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 17th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Dallas averages 110.1 points per contest, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 45.6 boards per contest and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 15.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns give up 114.1 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.8 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 17th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per contest. Phoenix is 29th in the NBA with 102.2 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -11.9. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 29th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.0 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.6. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 16.3.
The Mavericks are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 10th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA. Dallas is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 13th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Suns are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.3, and their defensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 20th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas -7.5 and over 211 total points
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