The Dallas Mavericks (11-11) host the Phoenix Suns (16-7) on December 5, 2022 at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks are favored, by three points, in a matchup featuring two of the NBA’s best defensive squads — the Mavericks are fourth (108.3 points allowed per game), and the Suns are fifth (108.4). The over/under for the matchup is 223.5 points.
How to bet Mavericks vs. Suns
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing the Mavericks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Mavericks have -151 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +129 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 223.5 points.
Mavericks vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Monday, December 5, 2022
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBA
- Location: Dallas, Texas
- Arena: American Airlines Center
Mavericks vs. Suns Betting Trends
The Mavericks have played 22 games, with six wins against the spread. Dallas has been chosen as the favorite in 19 games this year and has walked away with the win 11 times (57.9%) in those games. Mavericks games this year have gone over the total in 13 out of 23 opportunities (56.5%).
The Suns have 14 wins against the spread in 23 games this year. Phoenix has been the moneyline underdog four total times this season. Phoenix has finished 3-1 in those games. The Suns have gone over the point total 43.5% of the time this year (10 of 23 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Mavericks vs. Suns Injury Report
Suns: Duane Washington Jr.: Out (Hip), Mikal Bridges: Probable (Knee), Chris Paul: Out (Heel), Torrey Craig: Out (Groin), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)
What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas is putting up 110.6 points per game this year (21st-ranked in NBA), but it has really shined defensively, giving up just 108.3 points per contest (fourth-best). The Mavericks are posting 110.3 points per game this season in home games, which is 0.7 fewer points than they’re averaging on the road (111). On the offensive side of the ball, the Mavericks have picked up their output slightly over their last 10 games, scoring 110.8 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 110.6 they’ve racked up over the course of this year.
Dallas is top-five this year in three-point shooting, ranking fourth-best in the league with 14.3 treys per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 17th with a 35.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Of the shots attempted by the Mavericks in 2022-23, 51.4% of them have been two-pointers (63.6% of the team’s made baskets) and 48.6% have been from beyond the arc (36.4%).
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix is seventh in the league in points scored (116.7 per game) and fifth-best in points conceded (108.4). In 2022-23 the Suns are scoring 2.5 more points per game at home (117.7) than on the road (115.2). In their previous 10 games, the Suns are scoring 122.3 points per contest, 5.6 more than their season average (116.7).
In 2022-23 Phoenix is eighth in the NBA in 3-point makes (12.8 per game) and third-best in 3-point percentage (38.6%). The Suns take 36.7% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 63.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29.4% of the Suns’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 70.6% are 2-pointers.
Mavericks vs. Suns Predictions and Pick
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