Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 5/4/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Dallas (+6)
Footprint Center is the site where the Phoenix Suns will take on the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. Phoenix opens this contest as 6-point favorites. The total has been set at 216.
The Mavericks faced off with the Suns and took a loss by a final of 121-114 in Game 1. Dallas ended the contest with a 47.1% field goal percentage (40 of 85) and converted 16 of 39 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Mavericks made 18 of their 25 attempts for a percentage of 72.0%. With regard to pulling down boards, they collected 36 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 16 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 6 turnovers and earning 6 steals. When discussing defending, Dallas allowed the other team to go 50.5% from the field on 46 of 91 shooting. Phoenix totaled 51 assists and had 27 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Phoenix pulled down 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 2 blocks. Phoenix finished the game shooting 100.0% when shooting free throws by burying 18 of 18 attempts. They knocked down 11 out of their 28 attempts from 3-point range. When talking about fouls, the Mavericks left the arena with 22 and the Suns totaled 9 fouls.
Luka Doncic is one guy who played a role in this matchup. Doncic finished the game shooting 50.0% from the field and also distributed 8 assists. He was on the hardwood for 44 minutes and also totaled 12 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 45 points on 15 of 30 shooting.
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Dallas heads into this one with a win-loss mark of 52-30 so far this season. They are giving up possession 12.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Dallas is pulling in 43.0 boards per contest and has tallied 1,918 dimes for the year, which is 25th in the NBA in terms of passing. The Mavericks are shooting 35.0% on three-point shots (1,073 of 3,063) and 77.1% from the charity stripe. They average 108.0 pts per game (24th in basketball) while going 46.1% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Mavericks are forcing 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They give up 34.0% on 3-point attempts and they rank 2nd in the league in PPG allowed (104.7). The Mavericks are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.7% (3,198 of 7,001) and they surrender 43.6 boards per contest as a squad. They are currently ranked 6th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,925 relinquished this season.
In terms of attacking the glass in Game 1, Phoenix allowed Dallas to get 29 overall (7 offensive). They finished 41.0% from beyond the arc by going 16 of 39 and ended up going 18 of 25 at the free throw line (72.0%). The Suns allowed the Mavericks to make 40 of 85 attempts from the field which had them shooting 47.1% in the game. When all was said and done, the Suns shot 46 out of 91 from the field which had them shooting 50.5%. In reference to shots from beyond the perimeter, Phoenix converted 11 of 28 attempts (39.3%). They were able to knock down 18 of those for a rate of 100.0%. The Mavericks were called for 8 fouls for this contest which got the Suns to the free throw line for a total of 18 attempts. They turned it over 9 times, while getting 3 steals for this contest. The Suns corralled 38 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards totaling 51 in the game.
Devin Booker ended up being a factor for the Suns in this matchup. Booker racked up 23 points in his 38 mins of playing time and accumulated 8 dimes in the matchup. He converted 7 out of 20 for this contest for a rate of 35.0%, and tallied 9 rebounds.
Phoenix has a mark of 64-18 this season. The Suns have committed 19.9 fouls per contest and they go 79.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 27.4 times per game (4th in basketball) and they turn it over 12.9 times per contest. Phoenix has totaled 9,416 pts this season (114.8 per contest) and they pull down 45.3 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Suns are shooting 48.5% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in the NBA.
The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 8th in the league in points allowed per game with 107.3. They are forcing 14.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.4% from the field (3rd in basketball). The Phoenix defense concedes 34.0% on shots from distance (953 of 2,805) and opponents are knocking down 76.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 22.9 dimes and 44.5 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 3rd and 19th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Phoenix (-6) and under 216 points
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