The Phoenix Suns (70-22) are determined to bounce back from back-to-back losses as they host the Dallas Mavericks (58-34) in Game 5 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday. In today’s game, the Suns came out 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)
- Mavericks vs Suns Over/Under: 213 points
The Mavericks (54-36-2 ATS) are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games and are 13-5 SU in their last 18 matches. The total has gone OVER in seven of Dallas’ last nine outings on the road, even as the Mavericks are 0-7 SU in their last seven contests when playing on the road against the Suns.
The Suns (50-42 ATS) went 4-2 SU in their last six games and 4-1 ATS in their last five at home even as the total has gone OVER in nine of Phoenix’s last 13 outings against an opponent in the Southwest Division. Phoenix absorbed a 101-111 loss in Game 4, making Game 5 a must-win for the hosts to regain homecourt advantage and a psychological edge in their bid to reach the conference finals.
Dallas completed their recovery from a 0-2 deficit by taking Games 3 and 4 before their home crowd to make the series a best-of-three affair. The Mavericks, aside from getting big numbers from All-Star guard Luka Doncic, should get another big game from guard Jalen Brunson, who dropped 28 points on 47.6% shooting aside from adding four rebounds, five assists, and no turnovers in Game 4.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 116 Phoenix Suns – 104 Dallas Mavericks
- Over/Under — OVER 213 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Joel Embiid returned from a two-game absence to score 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Danny Green and Tyrese Maxey scored 21 points each to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Miami Heat, 99-79, to cut Miami’s lead to 2-1 in their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
Luka Doncic tallied 26 points and 13 rebounds and the Dallas Mavericks turned their defensive pressure up a notch to foil the Phoenix Suns, 103-94, and cut the Suns’ lead to 2-1 in their Western Conference semifinals series.
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