The NBA Second Round is going to end soon and we are going to see all the four teams confirmed for the Conference as the remaining Game 7 will be done. The Miami Heat will face the winner of the Boston Celtics and the Milwaukee Bucks. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors will face the winner of the game between the Phoenix Suns and the Dallas Mavericks. These two will meet here and all the games have been won by the home team so of course, the Phoenix Suns will be favored here. Can they make it to the Final Round of the Conference scenario or will Doncic work his magic?Bet on Phoenix Suns-Dallas Mavericks
Best bets on Suns vs Mavericks
Handicap: Bookmakers from 22bet are clearly favoring the Suns to win this game and it is clear considering that all the games have been won by the home team. As per them, the Mavericks despite wreaking havoc multiple times on the Suns have odds of 3.26. But will the trend be broken here? Will Doncic and co. run away with it? Will this be the closest game of the series? I believe it will be closer but the Suns will run away with it in the Fourth Quarter. (Handicap 1 -6.5 for 1.90)
Player Props: Bookmakers at bet365 predict odds of 1.86 for Cameron Johnson Going Over 8.5 Points here(At least 9 points). Johnson has scored 5, 14, 11, 6, 9, and 17 in the series so far. At home, he has posted 14, 9, and 17, bringing great production off the bench. I believe he will score at least 11 points. (Player Props: Player Points: Cameron Johnson Over 8.5 Points for 1.86)
Total: Bookmakers at 1xbet believe that the total of Under 205.5 has the odds of 1.91. The last four games’ total has been 199, 190, 212, 197, 238, and 235 points. The scoring has been down when it comes to the Mavs home court, largely because the Suns have been shut down there while at home, they have been able to go past 109 each time. I believe this will be a high-scoring game. (Total Over 205.5 for 2.03)
Where to Watch Suns vs Mavericks
This match is available on the NBA League Pass.
The Suns play an amazing brand of basketball at home and they were unable to get any steam when the series was on Mavericks’ court, which was against the norm when the Suns were dominating teams away from home. It is a tricky scenario for the Suns despite not being beaten on their home floor so far and they have not played their usual brand of basketball, thanks to the tight defense of the Mavs. Chris Paul has not had a good series, his assists numbers are down, turnover numbers are up and he is yet to have one of his special efficient games. Devin Booker has been the offensive dynamo but Deandre Ayton has been the most reliable option on the offensive end as he has gathered 20 points or so multiple times. Bridges’ scoring is considerably down as the elite Forward defense of the Mavs has taken its toll. I believe the Suns will close the deal here nonetheless and Chris Paul will have his best game of the series.
The Mavs have drawn much of their offense through Luka Doncic, who continues to rain 30+ points nights like his everyday routine. Jalen Brunson has done well, scoring at least 18 points in the last four games. Reggie Bullock has done well in the home scenario but has been way off the mark when it comes to the road scenario. Maxi Kleber is the “X-Factor” as he can click on outside shots whereas Spencer Dinwiddie did score 15 in the last game but has been a question mark for most parts. The Mavericks' defense has done well in containing Chris Paul and Mikal Bridges, one of the main reasons why they have made this a seven-game series. I believe they will start strong in this game but will be unable to close out.
Suns vs Mavericks: possible lineups
- Suns most likely starting five: PG: Chris Paul | SG: Devin Booker | SF: Mikal Bridges | PF: Jae Crowder | C: Deandre Ayton;
- Key Bench Player: Cameron Johnson, Cameron Payne, JaVale McGee;
- Mavericks most likely starting five: PG: Jalen Brunson | PG: Luka Doncic | SF: Reggie Bullock| PF: Dorian Finney-Smith | C: Dwight Powell;
- Key Bench Players: Spencer Dinwiddie, Maxi Kleber.