The Phoenix Suns (35-29) wrap up their 4-game road trip on Sunday against the Dallas Mavericks (33-31). Tip-off is 1 p.m. ET at American Airlines Center (ABC). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Suns vs. Mavericks odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Suns have won 14 of their last 19 games and 2 in a row since Kevin Durant debuted for them. They are coming off a 125-104 road win over the Chicago Bulls as 3.5-point favorites.
The Mavericks have lost 5 of their last 7 games, but are coming off a win. They beat the Philadelphia 76ers 133-126 as home favorites on Thursday, covering the 3-point spread.
The Mavericks have beaten the Suns in 2 of 3 matchups this season, including their only game in Dallas.
Suns at Mavericks odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:12 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Suns -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Mavericks -115 (bet $115 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Suns +1.5 (-115) | Mavericks -1.5 (-105)
- Over/Under (O/U): 233.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Suns at Mavericks key injuries
- C Deandre Ayton (knee) questionable
- F Josh Okogie (nose) available
- G Terrance Ross (toe) probable)
- G Landry Shamet (foot) out
- F Davis Bertans (calf) probable
- F Maxi Kleber (hamstring) probable
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Suns at Mavericks picks and predictions
Suns 115, Mavericks 110
Since Durant returned from his knee injury and debuted for the Suns, Phoenix has not lost. G Devin Booker has scored 37 and 35 points, and he is a +31 in 69 minutes.
The Suns have allowed 97.5 points in their last 2 games since Durant joined the lineup. They have won 14 of their last 19 games overall and 7 of their last 9 on the road.
The Mavericks have allowed 121.6 points per game in their last 7 games.
If the Suns keep playing the way they have in their last 2 games, they should get the win.
BET SUNS (-105).
The Suns are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 games and are 35-28-1 ATS overall this season, while the Mavericks are 24-38-2 ATS this season, the 2nd-worst ATS mark in the league.
The Suns have covered the spread in their last 4 road games.
The Mavs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days’ rest.
However, you get slightly better value taking the Suns on the moneyline.
The Over is 4-1 in the Mavericks’ last 5 home games. They have averaged 121.6 points per game in their last 7 contests.
Only 1 of the Suns’ last 10 games has reached 234 total points.
BET UNDER 233.5 (-108).
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