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

Suns Spread-8
Mavericks Spread+8
Over/Under212
Time10:00 pm ET
TVESPN
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  • 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

Team Statistics

Phoenix Suns - WikipediaStatistics Dallas Mavericks - Wikipedia
110.6Points Per Game104.5
46.7%Field Goal %43.9%
34.9%3PT %34.3%
46Rebounds45.9
26.3Assists22.6
13.1Turnovers12.2
9.4Steals6.9
5Blocks4.4
19Fouls 18.9

Suns vs Mavericks Injury Report

Phoenix Suns

PlayerPositionInjuryStatus
Frank KaminskyCKneeOut until November 21
Dario SaricPFKneeOut until April 1

Dallas Mavericks

PlayerPositionInjuryStatus
Luka DoncicPGAnkleGame time decision
Maxi KleberPFObliqueOut until November 23

Key Players to Watch

Phoenix Suns

Devin Booker: 23 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.1 stl

Dallas Mavericks

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.

Pick: Phoenix Suns -8 and Under 212

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