Looking to win big? The Suns and Mavericks face off at 8:30 ET on ABC. The Mavericks are hosting the game at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The Suns are the favorites in this Western conference matchup the against the Mavericks. The over/under for the game is set at 241 points.
The Suns have won six straight games and are currently 25-18, which is good for 6th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Suns are 16-14 compared to 9-4 in non-conference games.
On the road, the Suns are 11-7 this season and have won three straight games as the visiting team. Against the spread, they are 8-10 on the road and 10-20 as the favorite.
Phoenix’s O/U record for the season is 22-21, and the under has hit in their last four games. On average, their games have finished with 230.3 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 241.
In their most recent game, the Suns defeated the Bulls by a score of 115-113. The O/U line for that game was 228.5, and Phoenix was favored by 5 points going into the game.
In terms of scoring, the Suns are currently ranked 13th in the league at 116.1 points per game. In 55.8% of their games, the Suns have outscored their opponent’s defensive average. The Suns were led in scoring by Kevin Durant, who had 43 points, and Bradley Beal, who contributed 18 points, in their most recent game against the Bulls.
At this time, the Suns’ defense is positioned 15th in the NBA, permitting 114.2 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Suns squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.4% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.2% from downtown.
The Mavericks have lost two straight games as the underdog and are currently 7-11 as the underdog this season. Against the spread, they are 8-10 as the underdog and have an average scoring margin of -5.5 points per game.
This season, Dallas has an O/U record of 24-19, and their games have averaged 235.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 241, and the team has hit the under in their last two games.
In their most recent game, the Mavericks lost to the Celtics by a score of 119-110. The O/U line for that game was 240.5, and Dallas was a 2.5-point underdog going into the game.
Overall, the Mavericks are 24-19 this season and are currently in 8th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 18-15 compared to 6-4 in non-conference games.
Against the spread, the Mavericks are 23-20 this season and have a 11-12 ATS record at home. As the underdog, their ATS record is 8-10, and they have an average scoring margin of +3.9 points per game at home.
In their most recent game, the Mavericks scored 110 points versus the Celtics. They shot 44.3% from the field and hit 14 three-pointers. So far this season, the Mavericks have been looking to shoot more from beyond the arc, averaging 41.1 three-point attempts per game. Overall, they are shooting 36% from three-point range this season.
So far, the Mavericks’ defense is ranked 20th in the league at 117.4 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Mavericks are forcing 11.7 per game, which is 3rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 25th in blocked shots at 4.5 per game.
Last season, the Suns and Mavericks did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Mavericks have the leg up at 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 1-2. As the host vs. the Suns, the Mavericks have gone 3-0 vs the spread.
How to Bet Mavericks vs. Suns in Arizona
Our bet is on the Suns for a win, and we project the score to be 117-113. Additionally, we expect them to cover the spread, so our recommendation is to wager on the Suns with the spread at -1.5. Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 241 and given that our model is projecting 230 points between the teams, we like the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns -1.5
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 241