Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
American Airlines Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Dallas as 3.5 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 9-32. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -8.8 as they average 106.3 points per game while giving up 115.1 per contest. The Mavericks have an overall mark of 18-22. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They total 109.9 points per contest and give up 109.7, which is a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 17-24-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 19-22-0 against the over/under
Important Dallas Mavericks Betting Trends
The Dallas Mavericks are 24-15-0 against the spread
The Dallas Mavericks are 19-19-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/07/19 G Devin Booker Back left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Sacramento
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Devin Booker averages 24.8 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest. He averages 6.9 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Luka Doncic averages 19.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.7 rebounds per contest and 4.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Harrison Barnes averages 18.0 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 115.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 25.6 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Phoenix averages 106.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 29th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks surrender 109.7 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 22nd with 24.6 assists allowed per contest, and 7th with 43.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Mavericks are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Dallas is 19th in the league with 109.9 points per game this year. They are 21st in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 21st in the NBA. They are 10th in the league in rebounding with 46.2 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 22.6. The Mavericks are 3rd in turnovers per game with 15.5.
The Suns are 28th in the league in defensive rating with 114.2, and their offensive rating of 105.4 is ranked 28th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Dallas is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 16th in the NBA. The Mavericks are 18th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 12th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 17th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Mavericks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dallas -3.5
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