Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks - 2/1/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Dallas Mavericks (8-12) vs Phoenix Suns (10-8)
Game Info: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
Betting Odds: Dallas Mavericks -1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks meet Monday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 110.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 22.9 points and 4.1 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 15.6 points and 4.6 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Deandre Ayton is dishing two assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Dallas Mavericks need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 108.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 27.4 points and 9.4 assists while Kristaps Porzingis is averaging 18.6 points and eight rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Richardson is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games and 18-8 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Suns last 10 road games. The over is 5-2 in Mavericks last 7 overall. The Suns are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Dallas and 21-7 ATS in the last 28 meetings.
I keep holding out hope that the Dallas Mavericks will get it together and I've said many times they're better than what they're showing. Well, at some point the Mavs need to show it before I keep losing money backing them. The Phoenix Suns just beat the Mavericks without Devin Booker, and Dallas is losing its last five games by an average of 13.2 points while playing no defense. I'll take the point with the Suns as a fade from the Mavericks more than anything.