Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks - 1/30/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (8-11) vs Phoenix Suns (9-8)
Game Info: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 9:00 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks meet Saturday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 110.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 22.9 points and 4.1 assists while Mikal Bridges is averaging 14.9 points and 5.5 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Deandre Ayton is dishing 1.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.5 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks need a win here to snap a four-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 109.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 27.4 points and 9.7 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 19.5 points and 7.9 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Suns last 9 road games. The over is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall. The Suns are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Dallas and 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns have the rest advantage, but they've cooled off after a hot start and they're not nearly as attractive without Booker in the lineup. The Dallas Mavericks are on the end of a back to back, but they're absolutely desperate for a win and they're better than what their struggles indicate. It's only a matter of time before the Mavs right the ship a bit. Against the Suns without their best player, this has to be the spot to do it. I'll lay the bucket.