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(32-47) Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns (23-57)
Date: Sunday April 9
Time: 6:00PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Mavs -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 214.5
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Both of these teams are going to finish out of the playoffs. At various times the Mavs have looked alright but this is a team in flux right now. At this point in the season it is hard to predict their play or how much they care.
The Suns have known all season long they would be using this as a development season. They might have wanted a few more wins but they are better off with as many ping pong ball as possible.
This is unlike any Dallas team in recent memory. They are 4th in the league in defense but they can’t score – last in the league. With the moves they are making they seem to be OK with that style they just have to get better at it.
Dirk Nowitzki is a Hall of Fame. He has aged somewhat gracefully but this year he seemed to really slow down. He still has the moves but his consistency is off. He just can’t heat up the way he used to.
Harrison Barnes has been mostly earning his big paychecks. He leads the team in scoring at just under 20ppg but he is still more of a secondary player. I like his versatility but he can’t create for himself or exploit mismatches the way elite players do.
Wesley Matthew’s is still a bust. Statistically he is better than he was a year ago but that is marginal. He was such a good shooter in Portland now he might be the worst contract in the NBA…and there are some bad ones out there.
To give you an idea about the kind of season they are having they are starting an undrained rookie at point guard – Yogi Ferrell. He has played well but he is one of the reasons this club struggles to score as much as they do.
You can sort of see how the Suns are going to get better but not necessarily how they are going to get good. They definitely have some talent on the perimeter but you need some sort of presence inside either offensively or defensively.
In just his second season Devin Booker has proven he can score. His shooting gets your attention but he can also mix it up. He definitely looks like a future star in the mold of Ray Allen.
Due to injuries he is playing a lot lately with former Kentucky teammates Tyler Ulis. To me Ulis has shown enough to show he belongs but he is a backup not another Isaiah Thomas.
He is just making the most of an opportunity.
Phoenix has the worst defense in the league and a lot of that has to do with the fact that they just don’t get much from their inside people.
The one guy who always brought it on defense was Tyson Chandler but they aren’t letting him play.
NBA Betting Trends:
Under is 4-0 in Mavericks last 4 games following a double-digit loss at home.
Mavericks are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
Under is 5-1 in Mavericks last 6 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Suns are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Suns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Over is 5-0 in Suns last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Free Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
It is the final week of the season so I wouldn’t get too involved with any of these games to be honest. Dallas might have pride but I am not seeing many other advantages.
Go with the younger Suns who will be at home and have a few points to play with.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Phoenix +2.5
It is not much but you have to have some reason to go on.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Phoenix 104 – Dallas 100
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