Publish Date: 05/12/2022
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
The Phoenix Suns are just one win from a return trip to the Western Conference finals. The Dallas Mavericks will be trying to force a winner take all game on Thursday night as they host the Phoenix Suns. The home teams have won every game in this series and the Mavs will be trying to extend that streak. Check out the top sports betting sites for betting on the Suns/Mavericks!
The Suns have opened up as a -2 favorite over the Mavericks with an over/under of 214 points.
Suns are 7-3, in the teams last ten games
The Mavericks are 6-4 in those ten games against the spread
The last ten games between the two teams have combined on average to score over 216 points per game.
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The Suns have been 52-42 ats this season.
The Suns have scored over the total points in 48 games this season.
Games involving the Mavericks have hit the over 36 times out of 94 chances this season.
In games they were an underdog by 2 points or more so far this year, Dallas has gone 17-19 against the spread.
There have been 41 Mavericks games this season that has ended with a combined score higher than 214 points this season.
The Suns toyed with the Mavericks in game 5 and ended up blowing them out by shooting lights out. Someone is going to have to step up on Dallas beyond Doncic and Brunson. Maybe it’s Spencer Dinwiddie or Dorian Finney-Smith. Maybe it’s Maxi Kleber, Davis Bertans, or Reggie Bullock. Someone needs to take some weight off Doncic’s back to help win this game. We have seen in past games where the Mavs have lost that it almost seems that Doncic tries to put the Mavs on his back and carry them across the finish line and it hasn’t worked during this series and it won’t work if it comes to that again. Check out our guide to the best basketball betting strategies!
The games in Dallas have been completely different than the games played in Phoenix, in Phoenix Luka has been on his own, but when the Mavs are at home other players seem to step up and give Luka help. Can that continue?
The Mavs to win this game are going to have to shoot better than 45 per cent as a team if they want to win this game because the Mavericks do not rebound the ball well. The Suns are the more complete team, they do everything well while the Mavericks are limited in certain areas. In-game five the Suns shot 50.85% from the field, a 36% three-point percentage, Devin Booker yielded 28 points. For the upcoming game, the Suns are without Dario Saric (Knee). Torrey Craig (Elbow) will be questionable.” Check out all of the top new sportsbooks for betting on the NBA!
The Mavericks are in a must-win situation and they are at home and that makes them dangerous. With all of that being said it stands out to me that the Suns are the more experienced and better team and they have more ways to win this game than the Mavericks do.