The Phoenix Suns (11-3) play host to the Dallas Mavericks (9-5) on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 10:00 PM ET.
The Suns open as 8 point favorites. So far this season Phoenix are 8-6 against the spread (ATS) and 4-4 ATS at home. The Suns are on a 10-game winning streak during which they’ve achieved the league’s second best point differential of +11.3 points per game.
Visiting underdogs the Mavericks are 6-8 ATS and 3-4 ATS on the road. Dallas are 6-4 in their last ten and lost to Phoenix 105-98 in their last game.
Suns vs Mavericks Odds
|Time||10:00 pm ET|
Suns and Mavericks Betting Trends
- The Suns are 10-0 in their last ten and 6-2 at home
- Phoenix are 4-4 ATS at home
- Totals have gone under in 10 of Phoenix’s 14 games and five of their eight home games
- The Mavericks are 6-4 in their last ten games and 3-4 on the road
- Dallas are 6-8 ATS and 3-4 ATS on the road
- Totals have gone under in eight of the Maverick’s 14 games
Suns vs Mavericks Head to Head
Home team in bold.
November 17, 2021: Phoenix Suns 105 def Dallas Mavericks 98
February 1, 2021: Phoenix Suns 109 def Dallas Mavericks 108
January 30, 2021: Phoenix Suns 111 def Dallas Mavericks 105
December 23, 2020: Phoenix Suns 106 def Dallas Mavericks 102
|110.6||Points Per Game||104.5|
|46.7%||Field Goal %||43.9%|
Suns vs Mavericks Injury Report
|Frank Kaminsky||C||Knee||Out until November 21|
|Dario Saric||PF||Knee||Out until April 1|
|Luka Doncic||PG||Ankle||Game time decision|
|Maxi Kleber||PF||Oblique||Out until November 23|
Key Players to Watch
Devin Booker: 23 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.1 stl
Kristaps Porzingis: 19.4 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2 apg, 1.6 blk
Suns vs Mavericks Prediction
The Suns and Mavericks go head to head for the second time in three days. Phoenix came on out top in Wednesday’s game despite a strong showing from Dallas who were without injured guard Luka Doncic.
Luka Doncic’s availability remains up in the air for this game. The Slovenian star injured his ankle against the Nuggets and it appears the Mavericks are playing it safe by not rushing him back.
The Suns have proven to be the most clutch team in the league and their last game against Dallas was no different. With the game tied at 96, Phoenix went on a 9-2 run to cap off a 105-98 victory. Six of the Suns’ wins during their 10-game streak were within five points with five minutes to play. The Suns ended up outscoring their opponents 64-31 in the final minutes of those six games.
Phoenix are rated as one of the best defensive team in the league with a rating of 103.1. They’ve held four of their last opponents including Dallas to less than 100 points. Easy baskets will be hard to come by for the Mavericks with the Suns allowing only 41.9 points in the paint. Dallas meanwhile are second slowest in the league for pace and are 23rd in the league for scoring.
I’m backing Phoenix’s ability to close out the game and counting on their defense to keep scores low.