Mavericks vs. Suns Prediction & Odds
The Suns will host the struggling Mavericks at 10:00 p.m. ET on Thursday night and with Phoenix only laying a single point, is the host the smart bet tonight?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
509 Dallas Mavericks (+1) at 510 Phoenix Suns (-1); o/u N/A
10:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 26, 2023
Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
Mavericks vs. Suns Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 71% of public bettors are currently backing the Suns when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Dallas Mavericks DFS Spin
Luka Doncic shot 16-of-29 from the field and 9-of-12 from the foul line in Tuesday's 127-126 loss to the Wizards, scoring 41 points with 15 rebounds, six assists, and one steal in 38 minutes. Doncic has scored 40 points or more in 10 games this season, but Tuesday was the first time he failed to make a 3-pointer (0-of-4). The Mavericks had two opportunities to set up a potential game-winning shot, but the Wizards blitzed Doncic on the catch on both occasions. Two Delon Wright deflections later, the Wizards left Dallas with the win. Doncic is still providing 1st-round value in 9-cat formats for the season, but he's been a 9th-round player over the last two weeks. He's shooting 62.1% from the foul line during this stretch, and we've seen this area be an issue for Doncic in the past. He was 9-of-12 on Tuesday but missed one that would have given Dallas the lead with 12.1 seconds remaining.
Phoenix Suns DFS Spin
Deandre Ayton (non-COVID illness) is probable for Thursday's game against the Mavericks. Ayton appears poised to return after missing three games due to his illness. Should he be cleared, Bismack Biyombo would return to the bench, and he isn't worth streaming when in that role. Rostered in 6% of Yahoo leagues, Biyombo is ranked outside the top 300 in 9-cat formats for the season.
Mavericks vs. Suns NBA Betting Trends
Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings
Over is 17-7 in Mavericks last 24 games following a straight up loss
Under is 6-2 in Suns last 8 home games
Under is 5-2 in Suns last 7 vs. a team with a winning straight up record
Mavericks vs. Suns NBA Prediction:
The Mavericks are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games versus the Suns, but are just 17-35-2 against the number in their last 54 games overall and are 8-22 at the betting window in their last 30 road games. The Suns, meanwhile, have covered in four straight games, are 4-0 against the number in their last four home games and are 4-1 at the betting window in their last five games when their opponent scored 100 points or more in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS -1