Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 8/13/2020 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020
Location: AdventHealth Arena in Orlando, Florida
Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (33-39, 3rd in the Pacific Division) host the Dallas Mavericks (43-31, 2nd in the Southwest Division) at AdventHealth Arena on Thursday. The Mavericks cover the spread 52.1% of the time, having gone 37-34-3 ATS. Phoenix covers the spread 50.7% of the time, going 36-35-1 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
08/11/20 SG Seth Curry Leg is questionable Thursday vs Phoenix
06/29/20 C Willie Cauley-Stein COVID-19 is out for season
06/28/20 SG Courtney Lee Calf is out for season
02/24/20 PG Jalen Brunson Shoulder is out indefinitely
01/21/20 PF Dwight Powell Achilles is out for season
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
08/11/20 PG Elie Okobo Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
08/11/20 C Aron Baynes Knee is questionable Thursday vs Dallas
06/28/20 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Tim Hardaway Jr. averages 15.9 points per contest in 29.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Luka Doncic comes into this game averaging 29.0 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per night. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 9.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Deandre Ayton averages 18.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per game. He also hauls in 11.5 rebounds per game and dishes 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Devin Booker scores 26.6 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.2 rebounds per contest and has 6.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 111.9 points per contest which is 16th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Dallas averages 117.2 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 15th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 47.0 boards per contest and 24.8 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 29th with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns give up 113.6 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 43.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 25th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest. Phoenix is 10th in the NBA with 113.4 points per contest this season. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 16th in the league. They are 21st in the NBA in rebounding with 43.5 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 27.1. The Suns are 14th in turnovers per contest with 14.9.
The Mavericks are 1st in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 116.8 is ranked 17th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 4th. As a unit they are 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA. Dallas is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 19th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 12th in the league. The Suns are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 18th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Phoenix and over the total points
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