Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (11-14) at Dallas Mavericks (13-11)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm (American Airlines Center)
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns travel to the American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Mavericks tonight.
The Mavericks will be looking to avoid a third straight loss following their 114-111 loss to the Wizards on Saturday. Wesley Matthews led the Mavs with 28 points, JJ Barea added 21 points off the bench while Dirk Nowitzki had 13 but an ugly 39-22 third quarter dominated by the Wizards meant that the Mavs left themselves too much ground to make up in the fourth quarter. On the positive side, the Mavs showed plenty of fight in a 19-8 run which brought them to within 112-111 in the last seconds of the game, but the Wizards would hold on to win. Dallas is now 13-11 on the season and 5-5 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Suns have now won three of their last four overall following last night's 108-101 win over the Timberwolves. Brandon Knight led the scoring with seven 3-pointers en route to 25 points, Eric Bledsoe added 23 points and nine assists while Alex Len had 18 points as the Suns were made to fight to end after almost squandering a double digit lead midway through the third quarter. With the win, Phoenix inch closer to .500 with a record of 11-14 overall and 7-6 at home.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on zero days rest and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall, while the Mavs are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 against the Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last five against a team below .500.
Head to head, the Suns are 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings overall and 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Dallas.
You really couldn't bet on either team with too much confidence, but I have to give the edge to the Suns in this one as they've been in better form of the two teams.