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Suns battle vs Mavericks highlights NBA odds

Dallas MavericksPhoenix Suns
Dec 6, 10:30 PM | US Airways Center

Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns Odds

8-10TEAM RECORD7-12

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Dallas when they hit take on the Suns on Thursday in pro hoops betting action.

This season the Suns are 7-12 overall and 6-12-1 ATS against the number, while the Mavericks are 8-10 and 7-11 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Phoenix is 11-8 on the OU, and Dallas is 10-8.

View Dallas vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Suns were listed as 1-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 201.5 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Suns sit at No. 30 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks are at No. 23 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Mavericks will win this game 98-96.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 98.4 PPG, against a Mavericks defense that ranks No. 23 at 100.7 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Mavericks shooters have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Defensively, the Mavericks feature the league's No. 21-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.2 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

The Mavericks were a 112-90 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. Dallas was run off the court by the Clippers on Wednesday as Los Angeles blasted them 112-90 at STAPLES Center.

Phoenix was a 108-98 loser in its last match on the road against the Grizzlies. They earned a push of the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 206 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Goran Dragic scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 108-98 to Memphis at FedExForum on Tuesday).

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Mavericks at Suns trends to consider:
Dallas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dallas's last 11 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing at home against Dallas
Phoenix is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Dallas at Houston, Saturday, December 8
Phoenix at LA Clippers, Saturday, December 8