The Dallas Mavericks (56-34) are determined to avoid falling into a 0-3 hole as they host the Phoenix Suns (70-20) at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Friday. In today’s game, the Mavericks come out as a tight 0.5-point favorite against the Suns. See more predictions in the Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Suns +0.5 (-110)
- Grizzlies vs Timberwolves Over/Under: 219.5 points
The Suns (50-40 ATS) went 9-1 ATS in their last 11 games against the Mavericks and are 5-1 SU in their last six. The total has gone OVER in four of Phoenix’s last five matches against an opponent in the Western Conference, even as the Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last five contests on the road.
The Mavericks (52-36-2 ATS) are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven, even as the total has gone OVER in nine of Dallas’ last 11 matches played in May. Dallas lost the first two games of the series despite getting 35 points from All-Star Luka Doncic along with seven assists and five rebounds.
Phoenix shot an impressive 64% from the field and 13-of-25 from 3-point range in Game 2, numbers which the visitors hope to repeat, if not top, in Dallas in Game 3. Devin Booker, who hit five 3-pointers for 30 points, along with Chris Paul, who had 28 points and eight assists, are expected to lead the Suns’ attack anew.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 116 Phoenix Suns – 108 Dallas Mavericks
- Over/Under — OVER 219.5 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Bam Adebayo dominated inside with 23 points and nine rebounds, Jimmy Butler had 22 points and 12 assists while Victor Oladipo added 19 points off the bench on his 30th birthday to help the Miami Heat beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 119-103, to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
Devin Booker scored 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting while Chris Paul had 14 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter as the Phoenix Suns repeated over the Dallas Mavericks, 129-109, to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinals series.
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