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Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks - 1/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dallas Mavericks (11-27) at Phoenix Suns (12-26)

NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:00 pm (Mexico City Arena)

The Line: Phoenix Suns PK -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSW/FSAZ

The Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns meet Thursday night in NBA action at the Mexico City Arena.

The Dallas Mavericks could use a feel good win after losing six of their last eight games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 95.1 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Harrison Barnes is averaging 20.8 points and 5.4 rebounds while Wesley Matthews is averaging 15 points and 2.2 assists. Deron Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Dirk Nowitzki is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.1 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have lost 13 of their last 16 road games.

Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks - 1/12/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Phoenix Suns could also use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 105.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 111.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 20.4 points and 5.8 assists while Devin Booker is averaging 19.2 points and 2.9 rebounds. TJ Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Knight is dishing 2.6 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have won three of their last four home games.

The Mavericks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific. The Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix.

The Mavericks have won four of the last five meetings against the Suns and have the experienced team that should be able to handle everything that comes with playing in a foreign arena. The Mavs have also improved their play since getting healthy, while the Suns haven't quite shown they have another gear. I'll take the experienced Mavs in a pick em game.

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