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Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Odds
Dallas will look to improve on its 38-39 record on Wednesday when they host Phoenix in NBA odds action at American Airlines Center.
Dallas will face the 23-55 Suns, who own a 30-46-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Mavericks are 45-30-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Suns are 36-40-2 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-rated Mavericks and the No. 29-rated Suns in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-93 win for the Mavericks on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 17 in the league with 41.5 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. 11-ranked team at 7.3 per game, while the Suns rate No. 26 with 5.7 per contest.
Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.6 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 in the league in scoring at home.
Phoenix lost its last outing, a 101-98 result against the Rockets on April 9. The Suns covered in that game as a 14.5-point underdog, while the 199 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Luis Scola went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Houston defeated Phoenix, 101-98 at Toyota Center.
Dallas was a 96-91 winner in its last match on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 187 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Mavericks got a 26-point performance from Chris Kaman, who added 11 rebounds as Dallas ran past Portland 96-91 on Sunday at Rose Garden.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Denver are 5-5
After playing Portland are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Suns at Mavericks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing on the road against Dallas
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Phoenix is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
Dallas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
Dallas is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas's last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games at home
Phoenix at Minnesota, Saturday, April 13
Dallas home to Denver, Friday, April 12