Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 1/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+1)
The Dallas Mavericks (8-10) play the Phoenix Suns (9-8) at American Airlines Center on Saturday. The spread on this contest has Dallas as 1-point favorites. The O/U is set at 227.5.
The Phoenix Suns stepped onto the hardwood against the Golden State Warriors and went home with a win by a final score of 114-93 in their last contest. Phoenix walked away from the contest with a 46.6% field goal percentage (41 out of 88) and made 11 of their 32 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Suns converted 21 of 23 attempts for a percentage of 91.3%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 57 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 34 dimes in this contest in addition to getting 7 steals and 2 rejections. In reference to defense, Phoenix allowed the other team to go 38.4% from the floor on 38 out of 99 shooting. Golden State recorded 21 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Warriors snagged 48 rebounds (12 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Golden State shot 75.0% from the free throw line by burying 6 of 8 tries. They also converted 11 of 38 tries from three-point range.
Mikal Bridges is one guy who played a role for the contest. He racked up 20 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 31:48 minutes and grabbed 2 boards. Bridges shot 60.0% from the floor and totaled 5 assists. One more player that was a contributor in the matchup for the Suns was Jae Crowder. He collected 9 rebounds and collected 3 dimes. He shot 50.0% from the floor for the contest by hitting 4-of-8 (16 points). Overall, Crowder was on the hardwood for 28:42 minutes.
Phoenix heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-8 so far this year. They turn the ball over 13.5 times per game and as a unit they commit 21.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Phoenix is pulling down 44.5 boards per game and has accounted for 449 dimes this year, which is 12th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Suns are hitting 35.7% on shots from downtown (235 of 659) and 82.9% from the free throw line. They average 110.4 pts per game (17th in the league) while hitting 46.0% from the field. When they are on defense, the Suns are forcing 13.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.2 personal fouls. The Suns defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.6% (231 of 326) and they surrender 45.4 rebounds per game as a squad. They are 4th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 381 conceded so far this season. They are conceding 35.8% on shots from downtown and they are 6th in the NBA in points per game allowed (107.6).
For their last game, the Dallas Mavericks took a loss by a score of 116-104 against the Utah Jazz. The Mavericks collected 32 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 36 for the matchup. They also turned away 7 tries while recording 4 steals in the matchup. The Jazz were called for 18 personal fouls for this contest which took the Mavericks to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 88.9%. When discussing shooting from distance, Dallas made 12 out of their 35 tries (34.3%). When the final whistle blew, the Mavericks went 42 out of 91 from the field which had them shooting 46.2%. The Mavericks permitted the Jazz to knock down 42 of their 91 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.2% for this game. They finished 39.0% from three-point range by connecting on 16 of 41 and ended up going 16 out of 21 at the free throw line (76.2%). When discussing rebounds, Dallas permitted Utah to grab 50 in total (11 offensive).
Luka Dončić was important for the Mavericks in this matchup. He knocked down 13 of 24 in the matchup for a rate of 54.2%, which gave him 30 points. Dončić pulled down 4 rebounds in his 33:51 mins of time on the court and had 6 assists in the matchup. Someone else who came through for Dallas was Tim Hardaway. He ended up with 19 points in 34:05 minutes on the hardwood via 6 of 10 from the floor in the game. Hardaway wrapped this one up going 60.0% from the floor as well as earning 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Dallas has a mark of 8-10 this year. Dallas has accounted for 1,968 pts for the year (109.3 per game) and they collect 43.1 rebounds per game. The Mavericks commit 20.4 personal fouls per contest while shooting 75.5% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Mavericks are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 16th in the league. They are dishing out assists 22.4 times per contest (27th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.2 times per game. The Mavericks on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 110.2. They are forcing their opponents into 14.2 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.8% from the floor (17th in the NBA). The Dallas defense gives up 34.5% on three-point shots (219 of 634) and their opponents are connecting on 74.8% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 22.8 assists and 46.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 6th and 24th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Phoenix (+1)
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