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2021 NBA Handicapping
(9-8) Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks (8-10)
Date: Saturday, January 30th
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas Texas
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks -2.5
NBA Betting Total: 217.5
Saturday, January 30th finds the Phoenix Suns playing the Dallas Mavericks for the second time this season. In the first match on December 23rd, the Suns won 106-102 in overtime.
The teams will play two consecutive games in Dallas over three days.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Suns taking three of the four matches. Phoenix holds the all-time record between the squads with 89 victories in the team’s 163 meetings.
After getting out to a 6-2 start to the season the Phoenix Suns reversed that order going 2-6 through their next eight games.
The final straw seemingly was the loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder who beat the Suns in clutch time in a game they had led for most of the match.
That loss seemed to spark Phoenix as they dominated both sides of the hardwood beating the Golden State Warriors 114-93.
Last season with the Thunder, Chris Paul was “Mr. Clutch” if they got to the final five minutes within reach they won.
Ironically, playing on a team deemed to have more talent and depth in Phoenix it’s the opposite situation (the Suns rank 25th in clutch time).
In the win over the Warriors balanced scoring was the key. Deandre Ayton posted a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds. Mikal Bridges was the top team scorer with 20 points.
Jae Crowder (16), Abdel Nader (16), Chris Paul (13), Cameron Johnson (13), and Frank Kaminsky (12) were the other double-figure scorers.
Devin Booker (hamstring) sat out for the third game in a row and won’t play Saturday. Cameron Payne (foot) missed the last two games and is questionable.
Damian Jones and Dario Saric are dealing with health and safety protocols and out indefinitely.
The Mavericks have lost a season-worst four in a row after getting thrashed by the Jazz 120-101. Three days prior the Mavs had lost 116-104 to Utah.
Superstar Luka Doncic is fed up and in post-game interviews didn’t hold back his anger regarding how the team is playing citing lack of energy as the key issue.
Doncic probably felt the team would improve defensively and their energy would be better when Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Dwight Powell returned to play in both games versus the Jazz.
That trio (and Maxi Kleber) had missed numerous games due to the health and safety protocols. They also represent the grittier, better defenders on the squad.
Doncic did his part registering 25 points, six rebounds, and seven assists. Kristaps Porzingis came a rebound shy of a double-double (11 points, nine rebounds) but is struggling to find his shot since returning from injury.
Maxi Kleber is the one player still out dealing with health and safety protocol.
NBA Betting Trends:
- PHO are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Under is 7-2 in PHO last 9 road games.
- PHO are 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Prediction:
Both clubs were among those who had to postpone games due to the virus and subsequently struggled.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Mavericks ATS
We’ll see how much Doncic’s anger fuels his teammates to bring effort and with the Suns having played the night prior it’s the perfect time to take advantage of an opponent specifically with effort.
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