Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns - 10/14/16 NBA Preseason Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks
NBA Basketball: Friday October 14, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix -1.5 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
The Dallas Mavericks collide with the Phoenix Suns in Friday night NBA preseason action.
The Dallas Mavericks head to Phoenix Friday looking to put another in the win column after outlasting visiting Oklahoma City 114-109 on Tuesday night as a three point favorite. The Mavericks took a comfortable 14 point lead in to the break before the Thunder tied it in the third and made the final 12 minutes a dogfight. The Mavs won the shooting battle 46.5%-40.6% but Oklahoma City nailed 14 shots from beyond the arc to hang tough. Dwight Powell led five Dallas player in double figures with 16 points and seven boards with Joe Juan Barea dropping 15. Keith Hornsby netted 12 points wile Deron Williams and Nicolas Brussino added eleven points each to give the Mavs plenty of options.
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The Phoenix Suns rose from the dead Wednesday to squeeze out a 111-110 victory at Utah as a five point road dog. The Suns looked lifeless as the Jazz jumped to a 35-14 lead in the first only to watch the visitors control the rest of the game. At the final buzzer, the Suns connected at 44.7%and sank three more baskets in what turned out to be nothing but a foul fest with the teams committing 79 personals in what had to be somewhat boring to the fans with the constant stoppage in play. Devon Booker paced the Suns with a game high 20 points with Eric Bledsoe dropping 16 points and snagging seven boards while Alex Len scored 15 an had seven pulls. Marquese Chriss was next in line with 14 points while Archie Goodwin and TJ Warren gave te Suns 13 and ten points.
The over is 6-1 in Mavericks last 7 Friday games and the under is 9-2 in Mavericks last 11 games following a straight up win while the Mavericks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games. The under is 5-1 in Suns last 6 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game and the under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 home games while the Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix.
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