The Footprint Center plays host to a matchup between the Phoenix Suns (25-24) and the Dallas Mavericks (25-24) on Thursday. The Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks have been neck and neck in the Western Conference this season, with each team having 25 wins and 24 defeats. This is the third of four regular-season matchups between these teams, who are currently tied 1-1 in this series.
Phoenix Suns VS Dallas Mavericks Betting expert picks
Phoenix Suns VS Dallas Mavericks Moneyline
Bet Phoenix Suns to win (1.83) for the outright win on the moneyline.
The AZ sportsbook sites are siding with a Phoenix Suns (-120) win, rating the home team’s chances at 55%. The Phoenix Suns have won four of their last five matches at the Footprint Center, going 18-7 SU at home this season. As for the Dallas Mavericks, it’s been a tough time. The 25-24 visitors are on a 1-5 SU run and have lost nine of their past 10 road games against the Phoenix Suns.
Backing the Phoenix Suns (-120) to win outright on the moneyline looks too good to pass up. The hosts were strong at the Footprint Center last season with a 37-11 record, and have won four of the last five home games.
Phoenix Suns VS Dallas Mavericks Spread
Take the Phoenix Suns -1.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The Phoenix Suns open up as the slight 1.5 favorites over the Dallas Mavericks, according to oddsmakers. This suggests we could be in for a tight basketball game between two evenly-matched sides. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 18.4 points.
It definitely looks worthwhile considering the Phoenix Suns to cover the spread at the Footprint Center. They managed to cover the spread in four straight games. In their previous ten games, the Phoenix Suns went 6-4 ATS overall and 6-4 ATS in the last ten games at home.
The past five visits to the Footprint Center have seen the Dallas Mavericks end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard four times, with an average losing margin of 14.8 points. Going against the spread doesn’t usually pay out with the Dallas Mavericks. The visitors haven’t covered the spread in four of their past 5 matches on the road, and are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 overall.
Phoenix Suns VS Dallas Mavericks Total
Take the Total under 223.5 (1.91) as the best option in this category
There has been a trend of low-scoring games between the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks recently. The points have just not been there for either team. In fact, in their past ten matchups, the total only averaged 212 points.
The total line is set at 223.5. The Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks’ combined points total has not exceeded this 223.5 line seven times in their last ten matchups. Betting Under on the Total market returns odds of -110.
The last ten Phoenix Suns games produced an average total of 224.5 points. Looking back on the last five games on home soil for the Phoenix Suns, the total went over twice. They are 5-5 against the total overall from their previous ten matches.
On average, the Dallas Mavericks have seen 235.9 points go on board during their past ten matches and 239.0 points in their last five contests on the road. Over was a winning bet three times in the past five road games for the Dallas Mavericks, who are 6-4 against the total in their last 10 home and away games combined.
Phoenix Suns VS Dallas Mavericks Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Dallas Mavericks (+100) | Phoenix Suns (-120)
- Against the spread (ATS): Dallas Mavericks +1.5 (-110) | Phoenix Suns -1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 223.5 (-110) | (-110)
Phoenix Suns Form
Form-wise, the Phoenix Suns are looking strong on the back of four consecutive wins. A 128-97 triumph over the Charlotte Hornets last week extended their winning streak, leaving them 5-5 in their last 10 matches overall.
The Phoenix Suns are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Thursday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 113.0 points per game. Compared to the rest of the league, the home defense ranks around the middle of the pack, restricting opponents to 111.7 points per game.
The Phoenix Suns have a very realistic chance of returning to the playoffs this season. With a 25-24 start and a seventh seed in the Western Conference, all is going according to plan. They also rank third in the Pacific Division going into their latest matchup.
Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, Landry Shamet, and DeAndre Ayton are all carrying injuries going into the latest Phoenix Suns game.
Dallas Mavericks Form
The Washington Wizards handed the Dallas Mavericks a second straight defeat in a 126-127 beating last time out, leaving the visitors 3-7 from their past ten games and 1-4 in the last five on the road.
The Dallas Mavericks will bring a middle-of-the-park offense for their latest game on the road, having scored 112.9 points per game this season. On the other side of the ball, the away team has been middle-of-the-pack in defense, giving up 119.8 points in the last five outings and 112.5 points on average for the season.
After a disappointing loss in the Conference Finals last year, the Dallas Mavericks look set for another playoff run. They find themselves as the sixth seed in the Western Conference. The visitors have enjoyed a 25-24 season and rank third in the Southwest Division after 49 games.
Christian Wood and Maximilian Kleber are all carrying injuries going into the latest Dallas Mavericks game.
Phoenix Suns VS Dallas Mavericks H2H history
The total reached 223.5 points in the most recent encounter between these teams in December 2022. The matchup ended in a 130-111 road victory for the Dallas Mavericks back then. The two sides came away with five wins from their past ten meetings, meaning the upcoming matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks will be something of a tiebreaker in this series in terms of outright wins.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Phoenix Suns managed 105.4 points on average per game, while the Dallas Mavericks put 106.6 points on board.