Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks - NBA prediction
- Title : Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks - NBA prediction
Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks are going to Phoenix to face the Western Conference champions
After a rough start of the season, losing 3 of the first 4 games, the Phoenix Suns are back playing their recognizable basketball winning the last nine games, with the last three being on the road.
The Suns have the longest current winning streak in the NBA and it’s the team’s longest since it won 10 straight from March 14-April 2, 2010.
The average winning margin of the last nine games for the Suns is almost 12 points including back-to-back 25+ points victories against the Memphis Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets.
In their last game, the Suns won 99-96 in Minnesota led Chris Paul who scored 19 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter.
Devin Booker was on his level scoring 29 while Deandre Ayton had 22 points and 12 rebounds in his return to the Suns after missing five games with a right lower leg contusion. Ayton was 10-of-14 shooting and had seven offensive rebounds.
It marked the third straight game in which Phoenix held its opponent under 100 points, the first time it’s done so in three consecutive games since March 27-30, 2015.
The Dallas Mavericks have also picked up their pace recently winning 5 of their last 6 games.
Luka Doncic as expected has brilliant stats averaging 25.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 7.7 assists in 12 games so far this season.
Dallas is going to Phoenix after two consecutive double-digit wins against the San Antonio Spurs and the Denver Nuggets.
On Tuesday, the Mavs won 111-101 against the Nuggets after trailing by 4 points entering the last quarter.
Kristaps Porzingis had 29 points and 11 rebounds, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 of his 19 in the fourth quarter for the Mavs.
Dallas opened the fourth period on a 17-6 run that included 3-pointers by Hardaway, Dorian Finney-Smith and Reggie Bullock to go ahead 98-88 with six minutes left.
Doncic had 23 points and 11 assists while Jalen Brunson scored 17 off the bench for the Mavericks.
- The Suns have won the last nine games
- The Mavericks have won 5 of their last 6 games
- The Suns have won the last six against the Mavs
After a three-game road trip, the Suns are back at home looking for their 10th win in a row.
The Suns have won the last six against the Mavericks which clearly states who is the favorite to win on Wednesday night.
Phoenix has many more offensive weapons than Dallas and has held their opponents to less than 100 points in the last three games which makes the bet on their win with more than 5.5 points a safe one.
Phoenix Suns to win by 11-20 points
|Prediction||Phoenix Suns to win -5.5|
|Start Time||04:00 : 18-Nov-21|