Both the Suns and Mavericks are wasting no time after the All-Star break as this is already their second game since Phoenix was at Memphis last night in NBA betting while Dallas was at Oklahoma City.
Basketball betting has been very competitive in this series with the Mavericks winning 6 of the last 10 and going 5-4-1 against the NBA betting odds. The teams have met twice so far this season and both games have been good. The Suns won 112-106 at home last month while Dallas pulled out a 102-101 win in December. That game in December went under the NBA betting total but that is usually not the case when these two teams meet. Five of the last six in this series have gone over the total.
Phoenix has done well lately on the road in basketball betting. The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games. They are also good against the Western Conference as they are 5-1 vs. the basketball betting line in their last 6. The concern if you take the Suns is that they are an older team that does not play well in the second half of back-to-back games. The Suns are 3-7 in basketball betting in their last 10 games playing on no rest.
Dallas hasn’t done much positively in basketball betting all season. The Mavericks are 7-19 vs. the basketball betting line in their last 26 games overall. Dallas also does not play well in back-to-back situations as they are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games playing on no rest. Dallas is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Pacific Division. Dallas has been awful at home vs. the NBA betting odds as they are 5-21 ATS in their last 26 home games. Perhaps the Mavericks will be better after the trade that brought them Caron Butler.
Six of the last seven Phoenix games against the Southwest Division have gone over the total. 13 of the Suns last 19 games playing on no rest have gone over the total. Four of the last five Dallas games at home have gone over the basketball betting total. And when they are on no rest they have gone over in seven of their last ten.