The Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns meet Wednesday in another exciting NBA contest. The Mavs hit the road again after scoring a home win against the Nuggets in their last matchup. Meanwhile, the hosts are on a hot streak right now with nine-straight wins under their belt. This is their first game at the Footprint Center after a three-game run on the road.
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Mavericks vs. Suns Game Information
- When: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
- Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: 103.3 FM ESPN (Mavs) / 98.7 ARIZONA SPORTS (Suns)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: Mavs (+8) / Suns (-8)
Why Bet on the Dallas Mavericks?
The Mavs play the first of four-straight road games after grabbing a 111-101 home win against the Nuggets. They now hold a 9-4 league record and are the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference.
The side manages to produce positive results despite not having the most impressive numbers in the league. The team averages 105.0 points (22nd) per game on 44.1% shooting (21st). They average a 51.5% effective field goal percentage (21st) and record a 33.3% three-point percentage (23rd). Moreover, the Mavs aren’t exactly the best free-throw shooting team in the league with a 71.5% percentage (28th).
Defensively, the Mavericks allow 105.7 opponent points (12th) per game. They record 52.8 total rebounds (21st) per game but do better on defensive boards with 35.5 rebounds (14th) per game.
Luka Doncic leads the team in rebounds with 8.3 per game. He also holds the team-high in points (24.9) and assists (7.9) per game. He is the primary scoring threat of the Mavs, while Kristaps Porzingis provides him with much-needed support. The Latvian forward records 19.3 PPG.
Doncic is listed out of Wednesday’s game following a minor left ankle and left knee injury. Jalen Brunson is anticipated to start the game in the meantime.
Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?
Last season’s finalists are out to grab another shot at the title. The Suns now hold the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference looking to stretch their winning streak to ten games.
The Suns put down solid numbers in 13 games. They have one of the best offensive sides in the league. The team averages 111.0 points (fourth) per game on 47.0% shooting (third). They are not the most impressive team from deep with a 35.0% three-point percentage (14th). Nonetheless, the team makes up for this with a solid two-point percentage at 53.4% (sixth).
Proper ball movement is also a major component of Monty Williams and his squad. The team averages 26.2 assists (third) per game. Chris Paul leads his team in this area with 10.2 assists on top of 2.6 steals per game.
The hosts limit their opponents to 105.5 points (11th) per game. They have decent overall rebounding statistics but dominate the defensive boards with 36.8 (fifth) per game. Additionally, the Suns average 9.6 steals per game (fourth).
Devin Booker is expected to have scoring duties on Wednesday night. The Suns come in with a significantly healthy squad and no major injuries holding the starters and bench squad back.
Mavericks vs. Suns Betting Trends
- The Mavs are 7-3 in their last ten regular-season games (4-6 ATS).
- The Mavs trailed by ten points or more in their last two regular-season road losses.
- The totals have gone over in four of the Mavs’ last ten regular-season road games against the Suns.
- The Suns are 8-2 in their last ten regular-season home games against the Mavs (8-2 ATS).
- The Suns are 5-0 in their last five regular-season games at the Footprint Center (4-1 ATS).
- The totals have gone under in four of the Suns’ last five regular-season home games against the Mavs.
Mavericks vs. Suns Expert Betting Prediction
The Mavs trying to put an end to the Suns’ winning streak is a tall order without Doncic on the floor. It makes for an interesting contest, but a tough one for Jason Kidd and his team. Moreover, the Mavs still try to get some more traction under new head coach Jason Kidd. There’s a good chance that they keep the game close enough to cover the spread. However, a Suns team on a roll presents a solid challenge. The Suns enter the game as favorites. They look forward to playing in front of their home crowd and DeAndre Ayton back on the court.
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