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Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks preview: Odds, picks, predictions, injuries, TV & more

After an extended break for the All-Star festivities, the NBA is back in action tonight. One of the featured games tonight will see the Phoenix Suns hit the road to take on the Dallas Mavericks in a nationally-televised matchup.

Both the Suns and Mavericks are having great seasons so far, with the Suns coming into this game with a record of 33-22 (5th in the Western Conference), while the Mavericks are 32-23 (7th in the Western Conference).

Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds

PHO Suns

+135 ML

DAL Mavericks

-150 ML

Spread

DAL -2.5

Total Points

O/U 243.5

Phoenix Sunvs vs. Dallas Mavericks Information

Where

American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

When

7:30 PM ET on Thursday, February 22

TV channel, how to watch

TNT

Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks Picks & Predictions

Under 243.5 Points (-110)

For our first tip, we will be targeting the Under 243.5 total points. Both the Mavericks and Suns are high-scoring teams this season, both ranking inside the top 12 in the league. The Mavericks are averaging 118.7 points per game (7th), while the Suns are averaging 117.6 points per game (12th). That being said, they both have been decent defensively, as the Suns are allowing 114.3 points per game (15th), and the Mavericks are allowing 117.2 points per game (19th). Further, both games between the Suns and Mavericks this season have stayed under the total we are looking at for this game. 

Plus, this is the first game back after the All-Star Break, so some sluggish play should be expected between both teams as they get back up to speed for the last few months of the season. Based on the fact that both teams have seen an extended break, backing the Under 243.5 total points will be our best bet.  

Luka Doncic Over 30.5 Points (-140)

Our second tip will target Luka Doncic to go over his points prop of 30.5 points. Doncic leads the NBA in scoring, averaging 34.2 points per game. He has scored at least 31 points in four of his last seven games. 

More importantly, in two games against the Suns this season, Doncic has scored 34 and 50 points, an average of 42 points per game against Phoenix. Doncic is clearly the best scoring option for the Mavericks, so with that, we're backing him to go over his points prop. 

Devin Booker Over 27.5 Points (-110)

For our third tip, we're looking at Devin Booker from the Phoenix Suns to go over his points prop of 27.5. Booker is averaging exactly 27.5 points per game this season ahead of the Mavs game, and that's good for the second most points per game on the Suns. He has scored at least 28 points in two of his last six games. 

Further, in two games against the Mavericks this season, Booker has scored 20 and 46 points, averaging 33 points per game against Dallas. Therefore, because Booker has had a ton of success against Dallas this season, backing him to go over 27.5 points will be one of our best bets.

Phoenix Suns Injury Report

  • SG Bradley Beal, Hamstring/Nose, Game Time Decision
  • SG Damion Lee, Knee, Out

Dallas Mavericks Injury Report

  • G Dante Exum, Knee, Out
  • G Luka Doncic, Nose, Probable
  • PF Maxi Kleber, Toe, Game Time Decision
  • C Dereck Lively II, Nose, Game Time Decision

Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks Stats

  • Dallas is 6-0 in their last six games.
  • Dallas is 7-3 in their last 10 games.
  • Phoenix is 7-3 in their last 10 games.
  • The Mavericks are 17-13 at home while the Suns are 15-11 on the road.
  • The Mavs take 40.1 three-point shots per game, the second-most in the league, while Phoenix takes the fifth-fewest threes with 31.4 per game.
  • Phoenix plays at the 16th-fastest pace; Dallas plays at the eighth-fastest pace.

Head-to-Head

  • The 2023/24 season series is tied at 1-1
  • Dallas won in Phoenix on 12/25 by a score of 128-114
  • Phoenix won in Dallas on 1/24 by a score of 132-109

Phoenix Suns all-time wins

97

Dallas Mavericks all-time wins

77

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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