NBA betting respect remains high for Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki and the overall defensive improvement of Dallas as they may prove to be a NBA basketball betting playoff value.
The Phoenix Suns host the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night with a TNT telecast set to start at 10:30 PM ET. Be sure and open your account at Sports Gambling and have it ready for action on the side and total of this important Western Conference matchup.
Dallas had a NBA sports betting record of 38-16 straight up and was 29-23-2 against the spread. The Mavericks were 17-9 against the spread on the road and went over the total in 16 of their 26 away games. Dallas paid out in 7 of 9 games from January 29 through February 12 while going over the total 7 times in the span.
The Mavericks were in a neck and neck race with the Los Angeles Lakers for the number two slot in the Western Conference standings. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 22.6 points per game while Jason Kidd was averaging 8.2 assists per outing.
Tyson Chandler emerged as a top rebounder with 9.4 boards per game. Dallas has shown marked improvement on defense as they ranked 7th in the NBA for points allowed, their best effort in recent memory.
Phoenix was 26-25 straight up and 23-26-2 with the NBA odds. The Suns have been in good form as of late with 6 payouts in 7 games from January 28 through February 11. Phoenix remains one of the top offensive teams in the league as they ranked 3rd in scoring while their defense has been a weakness that ranked 26th for points allowed.
Steve Nash has had to shoulder the burden of the entire offense as he led Phoenix in scoring with 16.7 points and 11.1 assists per game.
Dallas has paid out in 6 of their last 9 matchups with Phoenix and the series has gone under the total in 3 of the last 4 meetings. Dallas has been a decent value at Phoenix with 10 payouts in their last 17 NBA betting matchups in the Valley of the Sun as 6 of the last 7 games in this series at Phoenix went over the total.