Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks Prediction, NBA Odds

Nik Kowalski | Updated Jan 20, 2022

It's a quick turnaround for Dallas as the Mavericks will host the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night following Wednesday's win over the Raptors.

Phoenix
64-18
AT
January 20, 2022, 7:30 PM ET
American Airlines Center
Dallas
52-30
Pointspread -2.5 -110
Moneyline -142
Over / Under o +216

84%

Betting Action

16%

Pointspread +2.5 -110
Moneyline +118
Over / Under u +216

84%

Betting Action

16%

A four-game win streak is coming to an end when the Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks clash in Texas Thursday night. The first place Suns are the lone NBA squad with single-digit losses, standing at 34-9 on the year. Dallas is heating up behind a massive Luka Doncic game on Wednesday, and now sit in fifth with a 26-19 record.

The Mavericks will be on a back-to-back as they defeated the Toronto Raptors 102-98 last night. Phoenix hasn’t hit the court since Monday when they got a dub at San Antonio by a score of 121-107.

Tip-off at American Airlines Center is set for 7:30 p.m. EST. The Suns are 2.5-point favourites on the road, with the over-under listed at 213 on the NBA odds.

Suns vs. Mavericks NBA Betting Odds

Phoenix is not only entering Dallas as winners of seven of their last eight overall, but with a hefty advantage head-to-head. The Suns are 8-2 straight up against the Mavericks in their last 10 bouts, and 14-4 against the spread in their last 18 meetings including an 8-1 ATS run in their last nine visits to Dallas. The Suns are actually better this season on the road, with a league-high 17 road victories in 21 games.

Thursday’s the third and final regular season meeting between these clubs. The Suns won the first two by scores of 105-98 and 112-104 on November 17 and 19 respectively. Veteran point guard Chris Paul recorded 14 assists in each of the wins.

Phoenix Suns

The Suns entered the fourth quarter on Monday trailing to the Spurs, but ended on a 34-16 run to squeak out another win. Devin Booker played a huge role, scoring a season-high 48 points on 18 of 33 from the field. Booker’s 24.6 points per game is slightly down from his past seasons but it’s nights like those that confirm his elite scoring status.

Paul was back up to old tricks in San Antonio with 15 points and 12 assist, notching his 19th double-double this campaign. Centre Deandre Ayton missed Monday with a right ankle sprain and has been ruled out against Dallas.

Dallas Mavericks

Doncic’s massive game Wednesday featured a season-high 41 points and season-best 14 rebounds, all while shooting over 50 per cent from the field. The versatile point guard leads Dallas in points (24.6), rebounds (8.6), and assists (8.8) per game. It was also his first 30-point night since November 27. Kristaps Porzingis added 18 points and seven boards in the win.

Dallas has now won six straight at home and are three games through a five-game stretch at home. Their 105.3 points per game on home court is 26th in the NBA, but they allow just 101.8 a game which is second in the league.

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