Suns vs. Mavericks Prediction
After the Mavericks cut into their deficit with a win over the Suns in Game 3, will Dallas even the series on Sunday when the two teams meet on Sunday for Game 4? Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.
577 Phoenix Suns (-1.5) at 578 Dallas Mavericks (+1.5); o/u 214.5
3:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 8, 2022
Venue: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
Phoenix Suns DFS Notes
Chris Paul struggled on Friday scoring just 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting (2-of-4 3-pointers) to go with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal, and seven turnovers in Friday’s 103-94 loss to Dallas in Game 3. Paul was completely out of character in this one. He had just four total turnovers in the two games prior to Friday night. He had turned it over seven times in the first half of this one, and he was never really able to get a rhythm. Friday was his 37th birthday, so he surely was not happy taking a loss on his day, but the good news is that he will have a chance to redeem himself in Game 4 on Sunday in Dallas. Deandre Ayton was solid, scoring 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting (4-of-4 free throws) and grabbing 11 rebounds in 33 minutes.
Dallas Mavericks DFS Notes
Luka Doncic just nearly missed a triple-double, scoring 26 points on 11-of-25 shooting (2-of-7 3-pointers) with 13 rebounds, nine assists, and two steals as the Mavericks beat the Suns 103-94 to make the series 2-1 on Friday night. Doncic already had seven rebounds and five assists with seven points in the first quarter alone. The Mavericks were also locked in defensively and held the Suns to their lowest-scoring first quarter of the series with just 20 points as they led 29-20 after one. They kept the defensive intensity up throughout the evening and were finally able to get in the win column in Game 3. They will try to even the series in Dallas on Sunday for Game 4.
Suns vs. Mavericks Game 4 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
Despite their loss and failed cover in Game 3, the Suns are still 23-9 against the spread in their last 32 games versus the Mavericks and are 9-2 against the number in their last 11 games in Dallas. Phoenix is also 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 Conference Semifinals games, are 4-1 against the number in their last five road games and are 4-0 ATS in their last four games following a straight up loss.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS -1.5