In the first game of the 2022-23 season for both teams, the Phoenix Suns host the Dallas Mavericks at Footprint Center, starting at 10:00 PM ET on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. The Mavericks are 4-point underdogs in the game. The over/under in the matchup is set at 217.
Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 4 points, with oddsmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Suns have -178 odds to pick up the win, while the Mavericks are listed at +150 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 217 points.
Suns vs. Mavericks Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: Phoenix, Arizona
- Arena: Footprint Center
Suns vs. Mavericks Betting Trends
The Suns had 44 wins in 82 games against the spread last season. Phoenix was the moneyline favorite 70 total times last season. It went 57-13 in those games. Last season, 41 of the Suns’ 82 games hit the over.
Against the spread, the Mavericks were 46-36-0 last season. Dallas won 12, or 37.5%, of the 32 games it played as underdogs last season. Out of 82 Mavericks games last year, 31 hit the over.
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Suns vs. Mavericks Injury Report
Suns: Landry Shamet: Out (Hip), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)
Mavericks: Maxi Kleber: Probable (Illness), Frank Ntilikina: Out (Ankle), Davis Bertans: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Last season, Phoenix was fifth-best in the NBA on offense (114.7 points scored per game) and ranked ninth defensively (107.4 points allowed). The Suns posted 115.5 points per game in home games, compared to 114.2 points per game in away games, a difference of 1.3 points per contest.
Last season, Phoenix was 20th in the league in 3-point makes (11.6 per game) and seventh in 3-point percentage (36.4%). Last season, the Suns took 64.6% of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 35.4% from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 73.4% of the Suns’ buckets were 2-pointers, and 26.6% were 3-pointers.
What you need to know about the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas owned a top-five defense last year, ranking second-best in the league with 104.7 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranked 24th with 108 points scored per contest. In 2021-22, the Mavericks scored 0.7 more points per game at home (108.4) than on the road (107.7).
Dallas drained 13.1 treys per game (10th-ranked in league). It sported a 35% shooting percentage (19th-ranked) from beyond the arc. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Mavericks took 56.1% two-pointers (accounting for 66.7% of the team’s baskets) and 43.9% threes (33.3%).
Suns vs. Mavericks Predictions and Pick
Our prediction to win this game is the Suns, and we predict that Suns will cover the spread (Suns -4). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 217 points.
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