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Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/9/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks
Date & Time Wednesday January 9, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
American Airlines Center
Dallas, Texas
The Line
The Line: Dallas Mavericks -8.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSAZ
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The Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks meet Wednesday in NBA action at the American Airlines Center.

The Phoenix Suns look for another victory after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 106.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 48.4 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.8 points and 6.9 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 18.6 points and four rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Kelly Oubre Jr. is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have split their last six road games.

The Dallas Mavericks could use a win after losing 11 of their last 14 games. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 109.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.7 points on 46 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 19.6 points and 4.9 assists while Harrison Barnes is averaging 18 points and 4.2 rebounds. Wesley Matthews is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Smith Jr. is dishing 3.9 assists. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Dallas Mavericks have won 13 of their last 15 home games.

The Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games, 7-16 ATS in their last 23 vs. Western Conference and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Mavericks are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Suns are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Dallas and 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The over is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 overall.

The Phoenix Suns are likely still without their best player in Devin Booker, and I'll continue to say that this team has little betting value when that's the case. The Suns are 18-24 ATS on the season and 8-11 ATS on the road, and they're being outscored by 10.8 points while allowing 48.6 percent shooting on the road this season. The Dallas Mavericks play their best ball by far at home where they've been impressive offensively and are an insane 14-5 ATS. I'm not sure much more needs to be said. If I end up getting involved in this game, I want the Mavs and the chalk.

Pick:
Dallas Mavericks -8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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