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NBA Matchup - Mavericks Suns Odds Preview

Phoenix SunsDallas Mavericks
Jan 4, 8:30 PM | American Airlines Center

Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Odds

2-3TEAM RECORD2-4

Phoenix pays a visit to Dallas on Wednesday, hoping to send the Mavericks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at American Airlines Center.

The Suns will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 3-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Mavericks are 3-3 ATS. Phoenix is 1-3-1 on the totals; Dallas is 3-3.

View Phoenix vs Dallas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Mavericks installed as 8.5-point favorites in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks at 194.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mavericks at No. 17 and the Suns at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 94-90 result in favor of the Suns.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Dallas's No. 27-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 11-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Dallas rates No. 7 in the league with 7.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 6 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 92.5 points per game. Dallas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix was a 102-91 winner in its last match at home against the Warriors. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 193 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Suns grabbed a 102-91 win over the Warriors on Monday, behind a 21-point effort from Steve Nash at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Dallas, they were a 100-87 winner as they battled the Thunder at home. The Mavericks covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog, while 187 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Mavericks got a 26-point performance from Dirk Nowitzki as Dallas ran past Oklahoma City 100-87 on Monday at American Airlines Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Portland are 7-3
After playing Golden State are 9-1
After a win are 2-8

Dallas Mavericks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing San Antonio are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Phoenix home to Portland, Friday, January 6
Dallas at San Antonio, Thursday, January 5

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