Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks: 12/23/2020 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on December 23, 2020

The Phoenix Suns (0-0) take on the Dallas Mavericks (0-0) as only 1-point favorites on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 10:30 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has a point total of 237.

Betting Information

Suns vs Mavericks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Suns -1 -110 -110 237 -110 -110
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Head to Head

In the last 10 head-to-head matchups, Phoenix has a 7-3 record against Dallas. The Suns have an advantage against the spread as well (3-1) when playing the Mavericks.

Suns vs Mavericks in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
8/13/2020 Suns Suns -8.5 239 -374 293 Regular Season 128-102 PHO
8/2/2020 Mavericks Suns -6 235 -250 204 Regular Season 117-115 PHO
1/28/2020 Mavericks Mavericks -7 227.5 -289 235 Regular Season 133-104 PHO
11/29/2019 Mavericks Suns -2 231 -134 113 Regular Season 120-113 DAL
4/9/2019 Mavericks Regular Season 120-109 DAL
1/9/2019 Mavericks Regular Season 104-94 DAL
12/13/2018 Suns Regular Season 99-89 PHO
10/17/2018 Suns Regular Season 121-100 PHO
4/10/2018 Mavericks Regular Season 124-97 PHO
1/31/2018 Suns Regular Season 102-88 PHO
  • 8/13/2020 DNP – Suns: Kelly Oubre Jr., Aron Baynes Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis
  • 8/2/2020 DNP – Suns: Kelly Oubre Jr., Aron Baynes
  • 1/28/2020 DNP – Suns: Aron Baynes
  • 11/29/2019 DNP – Suns: Deandre Ayton
  • Suns Betting Information

    • Phoenix was good against the spread last season, posting a 37-34-2 record.
    • The Suns posted a losing record of 14-16-1 against the spread when the spread was -1 or bigger.
    • Phoenix and its opponents converted the over just 35 times in 73 (47.9%) games last season.
    Bet on the Phoenix Suns to win the NBA Championship.

    Mavericks Betting Information

    • Dallas failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 38-39-3 ATS.
    • The Mavericks went 25-25-2 against the spread when they were at least a 1-point underdog.
    • Dallas combined with its opponents to hit the over in 61.2% of matchups last season (49 out of 80 opportunities).
    Bet on the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Suns and their opponents put up at least 237 points — this matchup’s point total — in 21 of 73 opportunities (28.8%) last season.
    • Dallas and its opponents added up to score more than 237 points in 34.6% of their games last season (28 of 81 opportunities).
    • The Suns and the Mavericks combined to average 6.4 fewer points per game last year than the over/under of 237 set for this game.
    • The Suns and the Mavericks saw their opponents average a combined 10.5 fewer points per game last season than the point total of 237 set for this matchup.
    • The average total the Suns had set in games last year was 10 fewer points than this outing’s point total.
    • The average over/under for Mavericks games last year was 6.8 less points than the point total of 237 in this outing.
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    Suns Leaders

    • Devin Booker averaged 26.6 points per game last season.
    • Deandre Ayton collected 11.5 rebounds a game and Chris Paul dished out 6.7 assists per matchup.
    • Jae Crowder knocked down 2.9 threes per game a season ago.
    • Paul grabbed 1.6 per game. Ayton averaged 1.5 blocks a contest.

    Mavericks Leaders

    • Luka Doncic scored 28.8 points per game and averaged 8.8 assists per game last season.
    • Kristaps Porzingis averaged 9.5 rebounds per game.
    • Tim Hardaway Jr. was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, knocking down 2.9 per game.
    • Willie Cauley-Stein averaged 1.1 steals per game. Porzingis collected 2.0 blocks a game.
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