The Dallas Mavericks will be on the road this Thursday evening, December 6 for a betting matchup against the Phoenix Suns that will take place at the US Airways Arena, with tip off schedule for 10:35 PM EST.
The Oddsmakers have set the line listing the home team Suns as a small -3 point favorite, while posting the over/under total at exactly 200 points.
The visiting Mavericks enter this contest with an overall record of 8-10 and an ATS record of 7-11 after 18 games played so far this season. They are a poor 3-6 against the spread when playing on the road, and when listed as an underdog they are 4-6 in ten chances thus far.
Meanwhile, the Suns are only 7-12 straight up and 6-12-1 against the spread. At home they are a terrible 2-6 ATS and when listed as the favorite, which has happened seven times in the early going, they are 3-4 versus the number. Phoenix scores 98.4 points a night, which ranks 12th best in the NBA.
The Mavericks are 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 games played on the road and 4-10 ATS in their last fourteen games overall.
Six of their last eight games have gone over the posted total when facing Western Conference opponents.
The Suns are a perfect 4-0 ATS in their last four games played on a Thursday and 10-2 in their last 12 home games versus a team with a losing record on the road.
Five of their last six games played at home have gone over the posted total, as well as their last five in a row versus teams in the Western Conference.
I expect very little defense and more of an offensive explosion as these two teams easily surpass the posted total of 200 points.
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