The Phoenix Suns (69-20) can still be more dangerous after a dominant Game 1 performance as they host the Dallas Mavericks (56-33) at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday. In today’s game, the Suns emerge as 6-point favorites against the Mavericks. See more predictions in the Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Mavericks +6 (-110)
- Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Over/Under: 216.5 points
The Mavericks (52-35-2 ATS) are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games and 5-1 ATS in their last six. The total has gone OVER in six of Dallas’ last eight matches on the road, even as the Mavericks are 0-6 SU in their last six contests when playing on the road against the Suns.
The Suns (49-40 ATS) went 4-1 ATS in their last five games and 7-2 in their last nine at home, even as the total has gone UNDER in six of Phoenix’s last nine matches against Dallas. Phoenix took Game 1, 121-114, on Sunday, for their third-straight win in the playoffs.
Dallas hopes to get big time games from Luka Doncic, who averages 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 8.7 assists during the regular season, along with Jalen Brunson (16.3 ppg), and Spencer Dinwiddie (15.8 ppg) at the same time to stand a chance of stealing Game 2. The Mavs have also had to find a way to slow down Suns’ shooter Devin Booker (26.8 ppg) and Chris Paul (14.7 ppg, 10.8 apg) to tie the series.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 116 Phoenix Suns – 104 Dallas Mavericks
- Over/Under — OVER 216.5 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Tyler Herro scored 32 points off the bench while Bam Adebayo had 24 points and 12 rebounds as the Miami Heat took advantage of the absence of Joel Embiid to pound the Philadelphia 76ers, 106-92, to take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
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