NBA Matchups  >>  Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Preview 12/06/2012

 
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The Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at US Airways Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Suns listed as 1-point favorites versus the Mavericks, while the game's total is sitting at 201½.
The Mavericks were a 112-90 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors.
Phoenix was a 108-98 loser in its last match on the road against the Grizzlies. They earned a push of the 10-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 206 sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Dallas:
Team record: 8-10 SU, 7-11 ATS

is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 11 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 7 games on the road

When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Phoenix:
Team record: 7-12 SU, 6-12-1 ATS
Current streak: lost 4 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games when playing Dallas
The total has gone OVER in 8 of last 11 games when playing at home against Dallas
is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games at home

When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Clippers are 5-5
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6


NEXT UP:
Dallas at Houston, Saturday, December 8
Phoenix at LA Clippers, Saturday, December 8