Mavericks vs Suns Picks, Spread and Prediction (08-13-20)

The hottest team in the Orlando bubble, the Suns (33-39), are facing the Mavericks (42-32), with victory being the only option. Suns are the only perfect team in the seeding games and with a loss of either Grizzlies or Blazers will move onto the eighth or ninth place of the West. This will give them a ticket to the play-in tournament for the playoffs.

Date/Time: 08-13-2020, 16:00 EDT

Spread: Phoenix Suns -7 Total: +238.5

Suns have a 33-39 record (36-35-1 ATS) and are tied with the Grizzlies in the 9th place of the West. They are 7-0 in Orlando and in their last game they won against the Sixers, 130-117, covering the -9.5 handicap.

Devin Booker leads the team in scoring with 26.6 ppg, adding 6.5 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game. He has three straight 35-point games and has scored 30+ in 5 of the 7 seeding games.

Mavericks have a 42-31 record (37-34-3 ATS) and are 7th in the West. In their last game they lost against the Blazers, 131-134, not covering the +2.5 spread.

Luka Doncic leads the team in scoring with 29 ppg, in assists with 9 and he is tied for the best rebounder with 9.5 per game.

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Phoenix are 2-1 vs Dallas this season.

They have won at home by two points and on the road by 29.

Dallas is better both offensively (117.2 to 113.4) and defensively (111.8 to 113.6).

They also have a better 3pt% (36.7% to 35.7%).

On the other hand, Suns have a better FG% (46.6% to 46%) and dish more assists (27.1 to 24.7).

Mavs are better both in rebounding (47.2 to 43.5) and in turnovers committed (12.8 to 14.9).

Bookmakers give the Suns a -7 spread and expect them to beat the odds. Mavericks have no incentive and will likely rest one of their superstars today.

Mavericks vs Suns Prediction: Phoenix Suns -7 (-110)

 

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