A huge NBA matchup will take place on Sunday afternoon in Dallas, when the Phoenix Suns face the Dallas Mavericks. Both of these teams made huge trades at the trade deadline, and this huge test against one another will be really fascinating to watch from start to finish. In our NBA betting pick for Sunday, we break down Suns vs Mavericks from Dallas.
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Suns vs Mavericks Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Mavericks -1|
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This game will be played at American Airlines Center at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 5, 2023.
Why Bet the Mavericks:
✅ Phoenix probably has the better team for a playoff run, but they are just 14-19 on the road this season. Dallas should be able to hold serve at home here against the new-look Suns.
✅ Dallas has the top first quarter scorer in the league in Luka Doncic and the top fourth quarter scorer in the league in Kyrie Irving. Phoenix lacks the bench depth to make up for that when the reserves are on the floor.
✅ Dallas is fighting to stay out of the play-in tournament spots, and need this game desperately to avoid dropping out of the top-six in the Western Conference standings.
Team Stats Per Game
Team Stats Per 100 Poss
|99.67||Avg Opp Score||120.33|
|99.67||Avg Opp Score||120.33|
|106||Avg Opp Score||119|
|103.8||Avg Opp Score||120.2|
|107.1||Avg Opp Score||118.1|
|107.9||Avg Opp Score||114.1|
Head to Head
Teams Last 10
The Phoenix Suns have won two games in a row heading into this huge Sunday showdown with the Dallas Mavericks. Those two wins came on the road against the struggling Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls. Here, the Suns will look for a third straight road win, as they face the Dallas Mavericks in a rematch of their playoff series from last season.
Of course, this will be the first meeting between the Suns and Mavs with Kevin Durant being a member of the Suns. With Durant in the fold, things will be infinitely harder for the Mavericks defensively here. However, Deandre Ayton is questionable for this contest with a knee ailment, which could make things much tougher on the Suns than usual on the interior.
The Dallas Mavericks got a win in their last game, riding a red-hot third quarter to beat the Philadelphia 76ers at home. While the pairing of Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic has meant struggles on defense, it has also meant some incredible work on the offensive end of the floor. The Mavs will hope that offense can propel them to another win over the Suns at home.
Luka Doncic has had his way with the Suns recently, as evidenced by his performances against them in last year’s postseason. The addition of Irving will force the Suns to decide between throwing bodies at Doncic or staying at home on Irving and the rest of the Mavs’ offensive weapons.