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Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns

Game Date: Thursday, December 6, 2012 | Game Time: 10:35 PM | Home Line: -3.0 | Total: 199.5

by Max Prophet

Dallas Mavericks v Phoenix Suns Series Betting Trends

The Dallas Mavericks travel to Phoenix to play the Suns at 10:35 PM on Thursday, December 6, 2012. Phoenix is the favorite in this matchup, laying -3.0 points here at home. The Total has been posted at Over/Under 199.5.

Before getting to specific team details, let's have a look at the recent games in this series to see if we can identify any NBA sports betting trends to assist in making the right pick in this game.

Recent Results in the Mavericks/Suns Series

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 12, 2014 Phoenix 98Dallas101-4.5210.0
January 17, 2014 Dallas 110Phoenix1071.5210.0
December 21, 2013 Dallas 108Phoenix123-2.5208.5
April 10, 2013 Phoenix 102Dallas91-13.5204.5
February 1, 2013 Dallas 109Phoenix99-3.5199.0
January 27, 2013 Phoenix 95Dallas110-8.0202.5
December 6, 2012 Dallas 97Phoenix94-3.0199.5
March 8, 2012 Dallas 94Phoenix963.5192.5
January 30, 2012 Dallas 122Phoenix992.5186.5
January 23, 2012 Phoenix 87Dallas93-5.5183.0

When looking at the last 68 games in this series, we can see the home team has won 42 games compared to 26 wins for the road team. Average points scored per game for the home team in the Dallas/Phoenix series is 107.4 ppg while the vistor has put up 102.7 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 4.7 favoring the home team.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last 68 games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 4.7 ppg. That represents a value number of 1.7 when meassured against the offered line of -3.0, suggesting a wager on Phoenix makes the most sense - at least, when looking at betting against the number according to the historical series trends.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 68 games between the Mavericks and the Suns is 210.1 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 10.6 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 199.5 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Now let's take a look at the series history in this exact situation, with Dallas as the road team and with Phoenix as the home team.

Recent Results when Dallas visits Phoenix

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
January 17, 2014 Dallas 110Phoenix1071.5210.0
December 21, 2013 Dallas 108Phoenix123-2.5208.5
February 1, 2013 Dallas 109Phoenix99-3.5199.0
December 6, 2012 Dallas 97Phoenix94-3.0199.5
March 8, 2012 Dallas 94Phoenix963.5192.5
January 30, 2012 Dallas 122Phoenix992.5186.5
March 27, 2011 Dallas 91Phoenix832.0207.5

When looking at the last 34 games in this series while Phoenix has been the home team, we can see the Suns have won 17 games compared to 17 wins for the Mavericks. Average points scored per game by Phoenix in this situation is is 106.6 ppg while Dallas has put up 103 ppg, creating an average margin of victory of 3.6 favoring the Suns.

As stated, the exact advantage spanning the last games represents a median average advantage for the home team in this series of 3.6 ppg. That represents a value number of 0.6 when meassured against the offered line of -3.0, suggesting a wager on the Suns makes the most sense. At least, that's the way it looks when you ponder a bet against the line, looking at this wager in the vacuum of this series situation.

The average Total points scored spanning the last 34 games between the Mavericks and the Suns is 209.6 per game. That creates a face value cushion of 10.1 against the line, suggesting a bet of Over 199.5 may be in order. At least it appears as such on first impression when compared to the series history.

Can the Dallas Mavericks Cover the Spread?

This season the Dallas Mavericks have played 90 games, averaging 104.6 points per game, while allowing 102.6 points per game. This has led to a season record of 53-37. Let's have a closer look at recent Dallas Mavericks results.

Recent Dallas Mavericks Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
May 4, 2014 Dallas 96San Antonio119-6.5197.5
May 2, 2014 San Antonio 111Dallas1133.0198.5
May 2, 2014 San Antonio 111Dallas113
April 30, 2014 Dallas 103San Antonio109-6.5198.5
April 28, 2014 San Antonio 93Dallas894.5200.0
April 26, 2014 San Antonio 108Dallas1093.5200.0
April 23, 2014 Dallas 113San Antonio92-8.0199.5

This season the Dallas Mavericks have played 45 games on the road, averaging 102.0 points per game, while allowing 101.3 points per game. This has led to a season record of 24-21. Let's have a closer look at recent Dallas Mavericks results on the road.

Recent Dallas Mavericks Road Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
May 4, 2014 Dallas 96San Antonio119-6.5197.5
April 30, 2014 Dallas 103San Antonio109-6.5198.5
April 23, 2014 Dallas 113San Antonio92-8.0199.5
April 20, 2014 Dallas 85San Antonio90-9.5204.5
April 16, 2014 Dallas 105Memphis106-3.5190.5

Can the Phoenix Suns Cover the Spread?

This season the Phoenix Suns have played 81 games, averaging 105.0 points per game, while allowing 102.4 points per game. This has led to a season record of 47-37. Let's have a closer look at recent Phoenix Suns results.

Recent Phoenix Suns Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 16, 2014 Phoenix 104Sacramento992.5208.0
April 14, 2014 Memphis 97Phoenix91-3.0194.5
April 12, 2014 Phoenix 98Dallas101-4.5210.0
April 11, 2014 Phoenix 104San Antonio112-4.0206.0
April 9, 2014 Phoenix 94New Orleans886.5208.5
April 6, 2014 Oklahoma City 115Phoenix1222.5210.5
April 4, 2014 Phoenix 109Portland93-4.5212.0
April 2, 2014 (LAC) Los Angeles 112Phoenix108-3.0212.0
March 30, 2014 Phoenix 99(LAK) Los Angeles1159.5225.0
March 28, 2014 New York 88Phoenix112-5.5209.0

This season the Phoenix Suns have played 41 games here at home, averaging 108.1 points per game, while allowing 102.7 points per game. This has led to a season record of 26-15. Let's have a closer look at recent Phoenix Suns results when playing at home.

Recent Phoenix Suns Home Results

DateAwayTeamScoreHomeTeamScoreHomeLineTotal
April 14, 2014 Memphis 97Phoenix91-3.0194.5
April 6, 2014 Oklahoma City 115Phoenix1222.5210.5
April 2, 2014 (LAC) Los Angeles 112Phoenix108-3.0212.0
March 28, 2014 New York 88Phoenix112-5.5209.0
March 21, 2014 Detroit 92Phoenix98-8.0216.5
March 19, 2014 Orlando 93Phoenix109-11.5210.0
March 12, 2014 Cleveland 110Phoenix101-8.5210.0
March 6, 2014 Oklahoma City 122Phoenix1286.0217.0
March 4, 2014 (LAC) Los Angeles 104Phoenix963.0219.5
March 2, 2014 Atlanta 120Phoenix129-8.0216.5

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