Basketball betting for Tuesday features a matchup in Dallas between the high scoring Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks have won six of the last ten games against Phoenix overall and many of the NBA betting matchups have been high scoring shootouts.
Basketball betting had the Mavericks winning three of the four last season against Phoenix and there were some high scoring games in basketball betting. The Mavericks won 140-116 and 112-97 at home. The teams split in Phoenix with the Suns winning 128-100 in basketball betting and the Mavericks winning 122-117. That means in three of the four NBA betting games last season the teams combined for more than 228 points.
The Suns are 8-10 against Dallas in the regular season since the 2004-05season. Each team won a playoff series against the other during that time.
Dallas defeated the Suns in six games in the 2006 Western Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals.
Phoenix is 2nd in the league in scoring and 27th in the league in defense so you would think their games would go over in basketball betting. Guess what? That has not been the case versus the basketball betting total. 11 of their games have actually gone under the NBA betting total. On the road it is even more pronounced with eight of their road contests going under the basketball betting number. The oddsmakers have been well aware of Phoenix’s high scoring tendencies and that has meant some high numbers on their games which in turn, has meant more often than not they go under.
Phoenix is just over the .500 mark in basketball betting on the road this season. Amare Stoudemire and Steve Nash have been leading the way for the Suns this season.
Dallas is 10th in the league in points scored and 9th in fewest points allowed and those are solid basketball betting numbers. That is why they lead their division and have been a basketball betting success so far this season. The Mavericks have been better on the road though in NBA betting so that is something to keep in mind in this game on Tuesday. Dirk Nowitzki is having another excellent season for the Mavericks and leads them in scoring as basketball betting statistics indicate. The team has been without Josh Howard this season but so far the Mavericks have played very well without him and held their own in basketball betting.