The Dallas Mavericks are yet to get it going in this series against the Phoenix Suns. The Mavericks lost by 20 points in game 2 as Luka Doncic’s effort to secure a win for the Mavericks continues to be fruitless. The series has failed to live up to its hype and the Suns are cruising past the Mavericks easily. The Suns look to secure a 3-0 advantage as they head to the American Airlines Center in a game that will decide the Mavericks' 2022 playoffs fate as no team has ever come back from 3-0 down in history of playoffs.
The match starts at 9:30 p.m. ET on Friday, 6 May 2022. The game time by GMT is 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 7. The match venue is American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns (May 6) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns latest odds on betting sites
The Dallas Mavericks money line odds are priced at 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional), while the Phoenix Suns money line odds are priced at 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional). This equals approximate probabilities of 50% against 50% respectively.
- Over 219.5 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Under 219.5 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Dallas Mavericks +1.0: 1.86 (-116; 20/23)
- Phoenix Suns -1.0: 1.95 (-105; 20/21)
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns match preview and statistics
The Mavericks in the two games played have failed to replicate the form they were in when they faced the Jazz, especially in the first two games without their star point guard Luka Doncic. In game 2 versus the Suns, Luka Doncic led the team with a game-high 35 points on 13 of 22 shooting and added 5 rebounds and 7 assists.
Reggie Bullock followed with 16 points and 4 boards while Spencer Dinwiddie from the bench dropped 11 points.
Jalen Brunson who’s yet to replicate his form in the Utah Jazz series dropped 9 points and 5 boards.
Team statistics: 36/79 (45.6%) field goals, 17/41 (41.5%) 3 pointers, 20/24 (83.3%) free throws, 19 assists, 25 total rebounds, 1 blocks, 7 steals, 14 turnovers, 26 fouls.
Dallas Mavericks news: Tim Hardaway Jr is ruled out for the match.
The Suns shot incredibly well in game 2 against the Mavericks, they shot 64.5% from the field and 52% from the 3- point line. They played so well as a team with 4 players from their starting five scoring double digits in points. Devin Booker led the team with 30 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 block.
Chris Paul followed with 28 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists while Jae Crowder followed up with 15 points and 7 boards.
Mikal Bridges scored 11 points and added 6 assists.
Team statistics: 49/76 (64.5%) field goals, 13/25 (52.0%) 3 pointers, 18/21 (85.7%) free throws, 28 assists, 34 total rebounds, 6 steals, 6 blocks, 16 turnovers, 28 fouls.
Phoenix Suns news: Dario Saric is ruled out for the match.
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns H2H
The last time they met in the postseason was in the 2006 Western Conference finals. The Dallas Mavericks won the series 4-2. The Phoenix Suns lead this series 2-0.
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns lineups and key players
Dallas Mavericks projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Luka Doncic
- Shooting guard: Jalen Brunson
- Small forward: Reggie Bullock
- Power forward: Dorian Finney-Smith
- Center: Dwight Powell
Luka Doncic is the key player to watch out for. He dropped 35 points in game 2 taking his tally to 40 points per game in the two games played. He has been incredible in this series and the Mavericks will only get back in the series if he gets the help he needs and also keep up this form.
Phoenix Suns projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Chris Paul
- Shooting guard: Devin Booker
- Small forward: Mikal Bridges
- Power forward: Jae Crowder
- Center: Deandre Ayton
Devin Booker is the key player to watch out for. He scored a game-high 30 points in game 2 shooting 5 of 8 from downtown. So far in the series, he averages 26.5 ppg and his dynamic playing style is what makes him unplayable for the Phoenix Suns.
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns predictions and betting tips
The Phoenix Suns held the Dallas Mavericks to 46% from the field and 42 percent from long range while the Suns shot 64.5% from the field setting a new playoff franchise record for highest field goal percentage in a game. The Suns have an impressive record against the Mavericks, they are on a 9 game win streak in the regular season over the past 3 seasons and the two playoff games played put them on an 11 game win streak against the Mavericks. The Suns can’t stop Luka Doncic but they have made it their task to take out his supporting cast as the Mavericks had only 2 of their starting 5 players finishing the game with double digits in points.
Although the Mavericks head into game 3 with the home-court advantage, they will only get the dub if players like Jalen Brunson step up and rise to the occasion in addition to Luka Doncic’s consistent performance while the Phoenix Suns who had an incredible game as a team in game 2 will be taking their confidence and morale to game 3 and they are backed to get the dub. The Phoenix Suns are poised to win the game. Predictions for this game are the Phoenix Suns to win and over 207.5 points.
Betting prediction: Phoenix Suns to win
Odds: 1.25 (-400 American; 1/4 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 207.5 points
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)