Making on a bet on this NBA game featuring the Mavericks versus the Suns? Tip off is at at 10:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN. The game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ. The over/under for this Western conference contest is set at 236 points, with the Suns being the favored team playing at home against the Mavericks.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Suns, the Mavericks are above .500 with a 17-12 record. In Western Conference games, they are 12-10 and are 5-2 in non-conference games across 29 total games played.
Against the spread, Dallas are currently above .500, at 15-14 ATS. This season, Dallas has a 13-6 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 2-8 as underdogs.
In their latest game, Dallas’ offense looked good, scoring 144 points against the Spurs. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 52% and made 17/21 free throws. So far this season, the Mavericks offense has looked to push the pace, averaging 100 possessions per contest. For the season, they are 3rd in field goal attempts per game and their season field goal percentage is 46%.
Looking at the Mavericks defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 117.9 points per game (22).
For the season, Dallas is ranked 26th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 21.3 free-throws per game vs. the Mavericks and have an overall field goal percentage of 48.7%.
With a 14-14 record, the Suns are looking to snap their two game skid as they take on the Mavericks. When playing on the road, the Suns have gone 7-6 compared to their 7-8 record at home this season.
Phoenix has an ATS record of 10-18 so far this season which includes their current five game losing streak vs. the spread. During this season, Phoenix has a 6-13 record against the spread as favorites and 4-5 as underdogs.
Most recently, the Suns’ offense finished with just 105 points vs. the Kings. For the game, they hit 5/25 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 44.3%. The top scorer for the Suns was Kevin Durant with 28 points, while Devin Booker also chipped in with 24 points.
Coming into today’s game, the Suns’ defense is giving up an average of 114.0 points per contest.
Phoenix’s defense is currently forcing 14.2 turnovers per game, which is 25th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 2nd in blocked shots, with an average of 6.5 rejections per game.
The Mavericks and Suns did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Mavericks have a record of 2-1. The Mavericks also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 230 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1. The last three times, the Mavericks have matched up against the Suns on the road, they are 3-0 vs. the spread.
How to Bet Suns vs. Mavericks in Arizona
Coming in as the underdogs at +4.5, we have the Mavericks as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline. Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 236, and our model predicts the Mavericks and Suns to score a combined 228 points. We recommend betting on the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Mavericks +4.5
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 236