Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks NBA Pro Basketball
Time: 3:30 PM ET TV: NBA PPV
The Phoenix Suns are in Dallas for a key NBA Basketball game Sunday afternoon against the Mavericks on ABC TV. The LVSC send out has the home team Mavericks a 4-point favorite with the over under coming in at 235. There has been a slight move to the underdog Suns as Dallas is currently a 3 ½ point favorite. The total has been hammered lower by the players as the over under is lined at 230. This nationally televised game has playoff implications as the Dallas Mavericks currently sits as the 8th seed in the Western Conference and Phoenix is 9th. The Suns are a full 3 games behind the Mavericks for the final playoff spot with only 6 games to go. Dallas has beaten the Suns in two of their three meetings this season and with a victory the Mavericks would be 4 full games in front of Phoenix with 5 to play and would own the tie breaker over the Suns. In essence with a victory by Dallas on Sunday Phoenix would be eliminated from the playoffs with just 1 more Dallas win or 1 more Phoenix loss. Phoenix has struggled on the road down the stretch losing 10 of their past 12 games with their only victory coming against the playoff eliminated Golden St Warriors and LA Clippers. Dallas sits only 1 full game behind Utah for the 7th seed in the Western Conference. The 8th seed will have to play the LA Lakers in round 1 so the Mavericks have plenty of motivation in this game against the Suns. Those looking to make a play on the favored Mavericks take note that Dallas is second in the league in free throw shooting making 81.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. The Suns allow 107.2 points per game ranking them 27th in the league. Live bettors should take note that the Suns allow 28.3 points per game in the second quarter which suggests are very poor bench and that ranks them last in the league.
Trend: The Over is 3-0 in their three meetings this season
The Wagerline consensus has 56.8 % of the bettors on Dallas –3.5
The Wagerline consensus has 56.8 % of the bettors playing over 230