Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction 2/22/2024

The Phoenix Suns (33-22) travel to face off against the Dallas Mavericks (32-23) on Thursday, February 22nd. This game will be played at American Airlines Center in Dallas and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

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The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Suns defeated the Pistons with a final score of 116-100. In addition to their straight-up win, the Suns also covered the spread as -13.5-point favorites. Concerning the over/under, the total of 216 points remained below the established over/under line of 238.

As they prepare to face the Mavericks, the Suns are aiming to improve on their 33-22 record, which has them above .500. In the Western Conference, they are currently in 5th place and hold the 2nd spot in the Pacific division.

Phoenix arrives with an ATS record of 23-31 for the season up to this point. In their last four home games, Phoenix has successfully covered the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 11-17 at home compared to 12-14 on the road.

The Mavericks Are Coming Off A Win

The Mavericks won vs. the Spurs in their most recent game, ending with a score of 116-93. At the beginning of the second half, the Mavericks were leading 56-51.

As the Mavericks take the court today, they’re looking to build on their six game winning streak. Overall, the Mavericks are 32-23 and are 15-10 on the road, while going 17-13 at home.

Dallas has an overall ATS record of 29-26 for the season so far. On the road, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 16-9, as opposed to a 13-17 record against the spread when playing at home.

Suns Offense Breakdown

The Suns step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 117.6 points per game (12th).

When it comes to scoring, the Suns are 12th in the league at 117.6 points per game. Interestingly, they are scoring the same amount of points on the road as they are at home (117.6).

So far this season, the Suns have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.4% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 15th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game.

Phoenix is one of the top shooting teams in the NBA, ranking 3rd in field goal percentage (49%). They are also 3rd in true shooting percentage. When it comes to two-point shooting, the Suns are 6th in the league at 56%.

Mavericks Offense Breakdown

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The Mavericks step onto the court for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring squads, putting up 118.7 points per game (7th).

When it comes to scoring, the Mavericks are one of the top teams in the league, averaging 118.7 points per game (7th). At home, they are even better, averaging 120.4 points per game (8th).

So far this season, Dallas has outscored the NBA scoring average in 58.2% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, the Mavericks are 13th in the league at 47%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Mavericks are one of the best teams in the league. They are 3rd in three-pointers made per game (15) and 2nd in three-point attempts (40.3). Overall, Dallas is shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

Suns Team Defense

Phoenix’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 114.3 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Suns are causing 14.1 turnovers per game, ranking 27th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 4th in rejections, averaging 6.1 blocked shots each game.

Mavericks Team Defense

At this time, the Mavericks’ defense is positioned 19th in the NBA, permitting 117.2 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Mavericks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.6% and allowing 36.4% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Suns And Mavericks

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Kevin Durant will be the primary scorer for the Suns, with 27 points and going 9/18 from the field. This season, he is averaging 28.2 points per game along with 6.6 boards.

As for Dallas, Luka Doncic is projected to be the primary scorer for the Mavericks. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 32, and adding 8 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 49.2% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 34.2 points per game.

Suns vs Mavericks Trends

  • Across the Suns last three road games, the team averaged 124 points per game while allowing 118. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Mavericks have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 7-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 116 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Suns have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Mavericks have a strong straight up record of 5-0. In addition, their ATS record was 4-1 in these scenarios.

Suns vs Mavericks Prediction

The Mavericks is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 157-145. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Mavericks at -2.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 244.5 and our model has the Suns and Mavericks finishing with a combined 302 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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