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Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns in NBA odds tilt

Phoenix SunsDallas Mavericks
Jan 27, 7:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

15-29TEAM RECORD18-25

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Phoenix when they hit take on the Mavericks on Sunday in pro hoops betting action.

The Suns will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 18-24-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Mavericks are 23-20 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Phoenix is 18-25-1 on the totals; Dallas is 26-16-1.

View Phoenix vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Suns listed as 6-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 202.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 24 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Suns are at No. 29 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 97-96.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 27 in the league with 40.5 per game. That compares with Dallas’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dallas is the NBA’s No. 14-ranked team at 7 per game, while the Suns rate No. 25 with 6 per contest.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.9 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 108-99 loser as they battled the Spurs on the road. The Suns earned a push in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 207 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Michael Beasley scored 25 points for Phoenix on Saturday, but the Spurs managed a 108-99 victory over the Suns at AT&T Center.

The Mavericks were a 113-107 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Spurs. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (220) made winners of OVER bettors. Dallas got 19 points from Rodrigue Beaubois but lost anyway 113-107 against the Spurs on Friday at American Airlines Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Portland are 8-2
After playing San Antonio are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7

A few Suns at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games
Phoenix is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Dallas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to LA Lakers, Wednesday, January 30
Dallas at Portland, Tuesday, January 29