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Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns 5/2/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Odds & Info

Game Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks
Date & Time Monday May 2, 2022, 10:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Phoenix Suns Arena Phoenix, AZ
Latest odds
PHO -5.5 ; O/U 214.5
TV Channel
TNT

The Dallas Mavericks open their NBA Western Conference semifinals best of seven series on the road Monday against the Phoenix Suns. Dallas defeated the Utah Jazz 4-2 in their conference quarterfinals series, winning Game 6 98-96. In Dallas’ Game 6 victory over Utah, Luka Doncic was the leading scorer for the Mavericks with 24 points. The only player listed as out for Dallas to start the series is Tim Hardaway Jr. 

During the postseason, Luka Doncic is leading Dallas in scoring, rebounding and assists with averages of 29.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game. Jalen Brunson is the second leading scorer with an average of 27.8 points per game and is one of six players averaging double-figures in scoring for Dallas. As a team, Dallas is scoring an average of 104.7 points per game.

Phoenix entered the Western Conference playoffs as the No. 1 seed and eliminated the New Orleans Pelicans 4-2 in their conference quarterfinals. Phoenix defeated New Orleans 115-109 in Game 6 to clinch the series behind 33 points from Chris Paul. Phoenix shot 60.0% in the victory. Dario Saric is the only player on Phoenix listed as out with an injury.

During the postseason, Devin Booker is the leading scorer for Phoenix with an average of 23.0 points per game, while Chris Paul is the second leading scorer and the leader in assists with averages of 22.3 points and 11.3 assists per game. DeAndre Ayton is the third leading scorer and the leading rebounder with averages of 20.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. Phoenix is scoring an average of 111.3 points per game.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Dallas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 on the road
  • The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Mavericks last 7 on the road
  • Phoenix is 17-7 ATS in its last 24 as chalk
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Suns last 7 at home

Free NBA Pick:

Dallas Mavericks +5.5

Dallas has struggled against Phoenix when it comes to covering the number, failing to cover the number in 21 of the last 29 between the two. However, Dallas is coming off a strong opening-round series victory over the Utah Jazz and have covered the number in each of the last five on the road. Phoenix struggled in its opening-round series with New Orleans after easily winning the Pacific Division and Western Conference regular-season titles. Dallas, behind the play of Luca Doncic, will upset Phoenix in Game 1 on Tuesday. Final Score Prediction, Dallas Mavericks win and cover ATS 109-106.

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