Suns vs. Mavericks - 3/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dallas Mavericks (44-26) at Phoenix Suns (36-33)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +3.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSW, FSAZ
The Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns play Sunday night at the US Airways Center.
The Dallas Mavericks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Mavericks are averaging 104.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting and are allowing 101.1 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Monta Ellis is averaging 19.1 points and 4.3 assists while Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 17.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Chandler Parsons is shooting 45.9 percent from the field and Tyson Chandler is grabbing 11.4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 48.5 percent from the field in their last five games and have topped 100 points in six of their last nine games. If the Mavs can string together consistent wins down the stretch, they have a great shot to move up the West standings with so many teams within a game of each other.
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The Phoenix Suns look to build on their three-game winning streak. On the season, the Suns are averaging 104.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 103.8 points on 45 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17 points and six assists while Markieff Morris is averaging 15.3 points and 5.8 rebounds. Gerald Green is shooting 40.5 percent from the field and Marcus Morris is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are coming off a Saturday win over the Houston Rockets and find themselves still in a tight playoff race. The Suns have allowed less than 100 points in six of their last seven games and are allowing 42.9 percent shooting in their last five games. Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton are questionable with injuries.
The Mavericks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-23-2 ATS in their last 33 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest. The Mavericks are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the favorite is 13-6 ATS in the last 19 meetings.
The Suns need to keep winning if they're going to make the playoffs, and they're coming off an impressive road win against Houston. I like the value of free points with a desprate Phoenix team.