Mavericks vs Suns NBA Prediction, Pick and Preview 03/05/23

Mavericks vs Suns NBA Prediction, Pick and Preview 03/05/23

 

Odds

 

Time 1:00 p.m. EST
Suns money line -105
Suns spread +1 (-110)
Mavericks money line -111
Mavericks spread -1 (-110)
Over / under 232.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Phoenix Suns Dallas Mavericks
Record 35-29 33-31
Road / home record 14-19 21-12
Streak W2 W1
Points per game 112.00 113.00
Points allowed per game 110.00 112.00
Rebounds per game 48.00 44.00
Rebounds allowed per game 44.00 41.00
Over / under record 28-33-3 36-28
 

Preview

The Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns are set to face each other in a highly anticipated game on March 5th. This Western Conference matchup will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.. Both teams have shown impressive performances so far this season and this game promises to be a highly entertaining one. In this article, we'll take an in-depth look at both teams and their chances of winning the game..

 

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns are a force to be reckoned with in the Western Conference, as they have been playing some impressive basketball lately. They have been a team on a mission this season, and they have made some moves to bolster their roster to make a deep run in the playoffs. One of the most significant moves they made was acquiring Kevin Durant at the trade deadline. Durant has only played two games with the Suns so far, but they have been two impressive wins.

On March 1, the Suns beat the Charlotte Hornets 106-91, with Durant scoring 21 points, grabbing 8 rebounds, and dishing out 4 assists. Devin Booker led the way with 33 points and 4 assists, and Deandre Ayton had a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds. The Suns' defense was also on point, holding the Hornets to just 39% shooting from the field.

The Suns then followed that up with a dominant 125-104 win over the Chicago Bulls on Friday, with Durant taking on a more supportive role. He scored 20 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and dished out 6 assists. The star of the game was once again Devin Booker, who had 35 points and 6 three-pointers. Josh Okogie also had a big game off the bench, scoring 25 points and hitting 5 three-pointers. Chris Paul added a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists, along with 6 rebounds.

The Suns are now 35-29, fourth in the Western Conference, and only three games back of the third-place Kings. They are healthy, have a deep roster, and are poised to make a deep run in the playoffs.

 

Dallas Mavericks

On the other side of the court, the Dallas Mavericks have had an up-and-down season. They have struggled to find consistency, but they have two of the best players in the league in Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

Irving was traded to the Mavericks before the All-Star break, and it has taken some time for him to mesh with Doncic. However, in their last game on Thursday, a 133-126 win over the Philadelphia 76ers, it seems like they may have finally figured it out.

Doncic had a monster game, scoring 41 points, grabbing 7 rebounds, and dishing out 7 assists. Irving was right behind him with 37 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists. The Mavericks' supporting cast also stepped up, with Tim Hardaway Jr. scoring 23 points and Kristaps Porzingis adding 19 points.

The Mavericks are currently 33-31, sixth in the Western Conference, and they will need Doncic and Irving to continue their great play if they want to make a run in the playoffs.

When these two teams face off on March 5, it will be a battle of two of the best offensive teams in the league. The Suns are averaging 112.6 points per game, while the Mavericks are averaging 110.2 points per game. The difference could come down to defense, where the Suns have the edge. They are allowing just 104.7 points per game, which is the second-best mark in the league. The Mavericks, on the other hand, are allowing 109.2 points per game, which is the 16th-best mark in the league.

The Suns will need another big game from Booker and their supporting cast, along with solid defense, to come out on top. The Mavericks will need Doncic and Irving to continue their great play, along with more contributions from their supporting cast..

 

BETTING TRENDS

Phoenix are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games.

Phoenix are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against Dallas.

Phoenix are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Dallas.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing on the road against Dallas.

Dallas are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dallas' last 8 games.

Dallas are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Dallas' last 8 games against Phoenix.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dallas' last 5 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Suns have been playing some impressive basketball lately, and they have a deep roster with a lot of talent. The addition of Kevin Durant has only strengthened their already potent offense, and their defense has been one of the best in the league this season.

On the other hand, the Dallas Mavericks have had a more inconsistent season, and they have struggled to find their footing at times. While they have two of the best players in the league in Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, their supporting cast has been hit or miss, and their defense has not been as strong as the Suns'.

When these two teams face off on March 5th, the Suns' offense and defense should be too much for the Mavericks to handle. The Suns have a balanced attack with five players averaging double figures in points per game, and they have been dominant on both ends of the court. The Mavericks will need Doncic and Irving to have big games, along with contributions from their supporting cast, to have a chance to win.

Overall, the Suns are the more complete team, and they have the talent and depth to come out on top in this matchup. With Durant continuing to find his groove with his new team, and the rest of the Suns playing at a high level, they should be able to secure the win over the Mavericks.

 

PICK: Suns -3.5 (-110)

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