Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns
The game tonight between the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns is listed as even.Â The over/under for the game is 207.
The Dallas Mavericks are 38-16 straight up and 30-24 against the spread.Â Dallas is currently in 2nd place in the Southwest Division and would be the 2nd seed in the Western Conference if the regular season ended today.Â Dallas won their last game Saturday evening beating the Houston Rockets 106-102 as 1-point road favorites. Dallas prevailed behind a balanced scoring attack, led by forward Dirk Nowitzki who had 22 points and six rebounds.Â Small forward Peja Stojakovic provided 22 and four in the victory, while forward Shawn Marion added 14 and nine.Â The combined 208 points went just er the total of 206.Â The er is 6-1 in Dallass previous seven games.
Phoenix is 27-26 overall and 24-29 against the spread.Â If the playoffs began today the Phoenix Suns would miss out.Â The Suns have been playing very well recently, winning seven of their last ten games and covering in six of them.Â Phoenix beat Utah in their last game on Tuesday as 5-point home favorites 102-101.Â The Suns trailed by eight points at one point in the fourth quarter, but prevailed after going on an 11-0 run.Â Center Channing Frye stepped up with a career-high 31 points along with 11 rebounds, while veteran point guard Steve Nash produced 20 and 14 assists.Â The combined 203 points went der the total of 208.Â The der has won in four of the past five games the Suns have played.
The Mavericks won the only game between these two teams this year 106-91 as 7-point home favorites in December.Â The combined 197 points went well der the total of 213.Â The der is 3-1 in the previous four games in the series.Â The home team has won the previous five games in the Dallas-Phoenix series.
I will be taking Phoenix and the er tonight.Â The home team has dominated this series and I expect no different tonight.Â I also expect a lot of points because this being the last game before the all-star game I don’t believe it will have as much intensity as most NBA games.Â Players have their bags packed and are looking forward to a little rest and relaxation.
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