The 2021-22 NBA season will begin on Wednesday, November 17, when the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns begin their three-game regular season series, so we’ve compiled the best Dallas vs. Phoenix betting pick as well as recent team statistics and news to help you get ready for game time.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Odds & Lines
The Dallas Mavericks are a 6.5-point road underdog against the Portland Trail Blazers at Footprint Center, with a total of 220.0 points available.Dallas is missing Maxi Kleber (oblique) and Luka Doncic, who has a sprained ankle. The Suns are out of luck with Dario Saric (knee) on the mend.
Notes On The Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks improved to 9-4 SU and 5-8 ATS on the season following a 111-101 home victory over the Denver Nuggets this past Monday. The Mavs overcame a 13-point second-half deficit and Kristaps Porzingis led the way with 29 points on 11-for-20 shooting from the field.The Mavericks shot 50% on field goals and dished out 30 assists against one of the league’s top defensive teams.
Dallas has won five of its last six games. Luka Doncic has been really good, so if he doesn’t play, it would be a blow to their defense.
The Mavs score about 107 points per 100 possessions. They shoot 44% from the field and 33% from 3-point range.
Notes On The Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns are doing well. They won a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. It was tough to watch because both teams did not shoot very well. The Suns did not cover the spread, but they still won the game.
Chris Paul had most of his points in the fourth quarter. Deandre Ayton returned from injury and did well with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists. Devin Booker also did well with 29 points, 5 assists.
Booker is leading the way for the Suns. He averages 22.9 points, 6.0 boards, and 5.5 dimes per contest. The Suns score 111 points per 100 possessions (4th in the NBA) on 47% shooting from the field (2nd in the NBA).
Pick & Prediction: Phoenix Suns -6.5
Luka Doncic has had problems with his ankles in the past, so we are not sure if he will play on Wednesday. This will be a problem for the Suns if he does not play. It would be difficult to win this game by more than seven points, but it would be very hard to cover the spread.
The Suns are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games when they were the favorite by 6.5 points or less. They have been playing really well against the Mavs lately, and have won 6 of the last 6 times we played them.
The Suns allow 105.5 points per 100 possessions and the Mavericks allow 105.7 points per 100 possessions. The Suns play at a fast pace and give up more points than the Mavericks who play slower and give up less points.
I don’t think the game will score high. The Mavs are trying to play slower to keep the ball safe. They make 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions which is less than other teams. The game has gone under 4 times in the last 5 games between Dallas and Phoenix.