Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Prediction, 5/8/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+1)
American Airlines Center is where the Dallas Mavericks will play the Phoenix Suns on Sunday in Game 4 of their series. Phoenix leads 2-1. Dallas is 1-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 215.5.
The Suns played the Mavericks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 103-94 in Game 3. Concerning personal fouls, the Suns left the arena with 14 while the Mavericks totaled 8 personal fouls. They also made 13 of their 39 attempts from downtown. Dallas ended up shooting 76.9% at the charity stripe by burying 10 of 13 attempts. Moreover, Dallas totaled 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 1 block. Dallas doled out 36 assists and had 25 steals for the matchup. With respect to defense, Phoenix let their opponent shoot 44.4% from the field on 40 out of 90 shooting. They also dished out 23 assists in the game as well as creating 4 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 45 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. At the free throw line, the Suns made 13 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 86.7%. Phoenix ended the game having earned a 44.7% field goal percentage (34 out of 76) and knocked down 13 of their 28 3-point attempts.
Jae Crowder is a guy who was a factor for the matchup. He scored 19 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins played and grabbed 7 rebounds. Crowder walked away from this one shooting 58.3% from the field and also distributed 5 assists.
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Phoenix heads into this contest with a mark of 64-18 so far this season. They turn the ball over 12.9 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Phoenix is pulling down 45.3 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 2,244 dimes for the campaign, which is 4th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are shooting 36.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (951 of 2,616) and 79.7% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 114.8 pts per game (5th in the league) while hitting 48.5% from the field.
Defensively, the Suns are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They give up 34.0% on shots from downtown while they are 8th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (107.3). The Suns defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 44.4% (3,216 of 7,243) and they surrender 44.5 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 3rd in the NBA in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,875 surrendered for the year.
In their Game 3 win, the Mavericks recorded 28 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 36 for the game. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 12 steals for this game. The Suns were called for 17 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Mavericks to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throws for a percentage of 76.9%. In regard to 3-point shots, Dallas knocked down 13 out of 39 attempts (33.3%). When all was said and done, the Mavericks went 40 out of 90 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.4%. The Mavericks allowed the Suns to make 34 of 76 tries from the field which left them shooting 44.7% for the game. They shot 46.4% from three-point range by shooting 13 of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 13 out of 15 from the charity stripe (86.7%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Dallas permitted Phoenix to get 36 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Jalen Brunson was important for the Mavericks in this contest. He converted 10 of 21 in the game for a field goal percentage of 47.6%, and added 4 rebounds. Brunson earned 28 points in his 36 minutes on the court and accumulated 5 assists in the matchup.
Dallas has a win-loss mark of 52-30 this year. As an offensive team, the Mavericks are connecting on 46.1% from the floor, which ranks them 18th in the league. Dallas has tallied 8,858 pts this year (108.0 per game) and they pull in 43.0 rebounds per contest. They are dishing out assists 23.4 times per game (25th in the NBA) and they cough up possession 12.5 times per contest. The Mavericks are responsible for committing 19.7 fouls per contest and they connect on 77.1% from the free throw line.
The Mavericks on the defensive end are ranked 2nd in the NBA in PPG given up with 104.7. They are forcing 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.7% from the field (12th in basketball). The Dallas defense gives up 34.0% on 3-pointers (895 of 2,635) and opponents are connecting on 76.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 23.5 dimes and 43.6 boards per game, which is ranked 6th and 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix (+1)
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