Another trip to the conference finals awaits the Phoenix Suns (71-22), who will try to close out the Mavericks (58-35) when they visit the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, in Game 6 on Thursday. In today’s game, the Suns are tipped as 2-point favorites against the Mavericks. 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: Mavericks +2 (-110)
- Suns vs Mavericks Over/Under: 212 points
The Mavericks (54-37-2 ATS) went 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games and 13-6 SU in their last 19. The total has gone UNDER in nine of Dallas’ last 13 matches against Phoenix, even as the Mavericks are 10-1 SU in their last 11 contests at home.
The Suns (51-42 ATS) are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games against the Suns and are 5-2 ATS in their last seven, even as the total has gone UNDER in four of Phoenix’s last five matches when playing on the road against Dallas. Phoenix dominated in Game 5, 110-80, on Tuesday, as they may still carry that momentum for Game 6, especially if Devin Booker matches or tops his 28-point performance the last time out.
Dallas has proven to play much better at home but it has to take a collective effort other than Luka Doncic scoring to extend the series. Doncic had 28 points in Game 5 but the Mavericks struggled to just 38% from the field, which cannot happen if they want to send the series back to Arizona for Game 7.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 110 Phoenix Suns – 102 Dallas Mavericks
- Over/Under — OVER 212 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 40 points and 11 rebounds, Jrue Holiday scored 24 points along with eight boards and eight assists, while Bobby Portis scored on a crucial tip-in with 15 seconds left to carry the Milwaukee Bucks past the Boston Celtics, 110-107, to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference first round series.
Jaren Jackson Jr, Desmond Bane, and Tyus Jones scored 21 points each and the Memphis Grizzlies fended off elimination with a 134-95 rout of the Golden State Warriors to cut the Dubs’ lead 3-2 in their Western Conference semifinals series.
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