Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 4/10/2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Phoenix Suns head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dallas as 1 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 20-61. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.8 as they are averaging 103.7 points per game while giving up 113.5 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall record of 24-57. They currently are 4th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 36-42-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 38-43-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 41-38-2 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 37-44-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
04/09/18 F Alan Williams Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Dallas
04/09/18 G Devin Booker Hand is doubtful Tuesday vs Dallas
04/09/18 F Josh Jackson Quad is questionable Tuesday vs Dallas
04/09/18 F Marquese Chriss Hip is questionable Tuesday vs Dallas
04/09/18 G Troy Daniels Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Dallas
04/03/18 G Elfrid Payton Knee is out indefinitely
03/31/18 F TJ Warren Knee is out indefinitely
03/22/18 C Tyson Chandler Neck is out indefinitely
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
04/05/18 F Dirk Nowitzki Ankle is out for season
04/04/18 G Jose Juan Barea Oblique is out for season
03/11/18 G Wesley Matthews Leg is out indefinitely
02/06/18 G Seth Curry Tibia is out for season
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 24.9 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 88%. T.J. Warren averages 19.6 points per contest in 33 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 5.1 rebounds per contest for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Harrison Barnes has scored 18.9 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Dennis Smith averages 15.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 103.7 points per contest this year, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.81 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They average 44.1 boards per contest and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 3rd with 15.7 per game. The Suns allow 113.5 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.9 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 23.3 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Dallas is 28th in the NBA with 102.4 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.74. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 27th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.3 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 22.7. The Mavericks are 30th in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Mavericks give up 105.1 points per game, which ranks them 11th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 23.4 dimes allowed per game and 28th with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Mavericks are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Suns are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113, and their offensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 1st. They are 2nd in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. Phoenix is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Dallas is 28th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Mavericks are 24th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.4, and their defensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 15th. In terms of pace they are 26th in the league with 95.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 21st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -1
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