Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns Predictions, NBA Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: Visa Athletic Center in Orlando, Florida
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas -5.5
Visa Athletic Center is the site where Mikal Bridges and the Phoenix Suns (27-39, 4th in the Pacific Division) will play the Dallas Mavericks (40-28, 2nd in the Southwest Division) on Sunday. The line on this game has Dallas as 5.5-point favorites. The total opens at 234.5.
The Mavericks cover 53.8% of the time, having gone 35-30-3 ATS. Phoenix is covering 46.2% of the time, going 30-35-1 against the spread.
Key Dallas Mavericks Injuries
07/30/20 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist None is questionable Sunday 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
07/31/20 PG Jalen Lecque Personal is questionable Sunday vs Dallas
07/22/20 C Aron Baynes COVID-19 is out indefinitely
06/28/20 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
Seth Curry averages 12.4 points per contest in 24.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.0 assists per game and 2.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%. Tim Hardaway Jr. comes into this game averaging 16.0 points per contest while playing 29.0 minutes per night. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Deandre Ayton averages 19.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 12.0 rebounds per game and dishes 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 77%. Mikal Bridges scores 8.8 points per contest while playing 27.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Mavericks allow 110.9 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 8th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 23.8 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Dallas averages 116.8 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 47.1 boards per contest and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns give up 113.9 points per game, which ranks them 20th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 23.7 dimes allowed per game and 9th with 43.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 27th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest. Phoenix is 14th in the NBA with 112.7 points per contest this season. They are 11th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is -1.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 19th in the league. They are 22nd in the NBA in rebounding with 43.0 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 27.2. The Suns are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.1.
The Mavericks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.8, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 17th. In terms of pace they are 18th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Dallas is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 21st in the league.
Phoenix is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league. The Suns are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.6, and their defensive rating of 111.7 is ranked 20th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 19th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% 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: Take Dallas -5.5 and over 234.5 total points
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