Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 2/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+1)
American Airlines Center is the venue where and the Dallas Mavericks (8-12) will take on the Phoenix Suns (10-8) on Monday. Dallas opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The over/under opens at 220.
The Phoenix Suns played the Mavericks and walked away with a win by a score of 111-105 in their last contest. Phoenix finished the game with a 45.7% field goal percentage (37 of 81) and buried 10 of their 22 three-point shots. From the free throw line, the Suns buried 27 of their 31 attempts for a percentage of 87.1%. In reference to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 42 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 22 assists for the game in addition to having 9 steals and 2 rejections. When it comes to defense, Phoenix allowed 53.0% from the floor on 44 of 83 shooting. Dallas totaled 22 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Furthurmore, the Mavericks pulled down 38 boards (6 offensive, 32 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Dallas finished 57.1% from the free throw line by making 8 of their 14 tries. They converted 9 of 29 shots from distance.
Chris Paul is a player who came through for the matchup. He left the arena with 29 points on 8 of 18 shooting. He played 35:10 mins played and totaled 3 boards. Paul finished the contest at 44.4% from the floor and distributed 12 assists. One more player that was a contributor in the game for the Suns was Deandre Ayton. He totaled 17 rebounds and accounted for 4 assists. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field in the game by shooting 8-of-16 (18 points). When the game finished, Ayton played for 39:04 min.
Phoenix heads into this matchup with a win-loss record of 10-8 so far this season. They cough up possession 13.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 20.9 fouls every game. As a team, Phoenix is pulling in 44.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 471 dimes on the year, which ranks 14th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are connecting on 36.0% on 3-point shots (245 of 681) and 83.3% from the free throw line. They are averaging 110.4 points per contest (20th in the league) while hitting 46.0% from the floor. On defense, the Suns are able to force 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.6 fouls. They currently rank 4th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 403 surrendered on the season. The Suns are giving up a shooting percentage of 46.0% (247 of 352) and they relinquish 45.0 rebounds per game as a unit. They are surrendering 35.5% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 5th in basketball in PPG allowed (107.5).
In their loss to Phoenix, the Mavericks snagged 32 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this contest. They also blocked 4 shots while earning 5 steals for this contest. The Suns committed 19 fouls for the matchup which got the Mavericks to the charity stripe for 14 tries. They were able to convert 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 57.1%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Dallas converted 9 of their 29 tries (31.0%). When all was said and done, the Mavericks finished the game shooting 44 for 83 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.0%. The Mavericks allowed the Suns to convert 37 out of 81 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 45.7% for this game. They finished 45.5% from distance by shooting 10 of 22 and ended up shooting 27 out of 31 from the free throw line (87.1%). In the matter of rebounds, Dallas allowed Phoenix to grab 42 overall (9 offensive).
Luka Dončić pitched in for the Mavericks in this contest. He made 12 of 22 for the contest for a rate of 54.5%, which gave him 29 points. Dončić had 8 rebounds in his 33:23 mins of time on the hardwood and had 7 dimes for the game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Dallas was Tim Hardaway. He accumulated 19 points in his 35:32 minutes played by going 8 of 19 shooting in this matchup. Hardaway ended up shooting 42.1% from the field while contributing 4 assists and 4 rebounds.
Dallas has a win-loss record of 8-12 on the campaign. As an offensive team, the Mavericks are shooting 45.9% from the field, which ranks them 16th in basketball. Dallas has accounted for 2,174 points this season (108.7 per contest) and they pull down 42.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 22.3 times per contest (28th in basketball) and they are turning it over 12.4 times per contest. The Mavericks commit 21.1 fouls per contest while shooting 74.4% from the free throw line. The Mavericks are ranked 15th in basketball in points given up per game with 110.8. They are able to force 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.7% from the field (13th in the league). The Dallas defense concedes 35.4% from downtown (249 of 704) and their opponents are knocking down 76.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 22.7 dimes and 47.0 boards per game, which is ranked 6th and 26th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dallas (-1) and under 220 points
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