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Mavericks vs. Suns 2023 NBA Odds and Preview – January 26th

By Jeff Stinger

The Dallas Mavericks won just one of their last six games and are lining up against the Suns on Thursday night. A game with their rivals from last season is a matchup everyone wants to see. Both share the same 25-14 record and will fight for the No. 6 Western Conference seed. Phoenix starts to build momentum and is riding a four-game winning streak in the wake of a 1-9 record. They clawed their way back to the top ten and look forward to another shot at the Mavs since losing their last meeting in December.

Nitrobetting shares the latest news, NBA odds, and special features throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. Let’s get a closer look at the upcoming Mavs vs. Suns face-off in this preview.

Mavericks vs. Suns Game Information

  • When: Thursday, January 26, 2023, 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • TV: TNT
  • Radio: 98.7 FM ESPN New York (Mavericks) // 98.5 The Sports Hub (Suns)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Mavericks (+8.5) // Suns (-8.5)

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Why Bet on the Dallas Mavericks?

The Mavs are in a tight spot right now and have dropped a few spots since losing seven of their last nine contests. They rank third in the Southwest Division and currently hold the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference. Nevertheless, it’s too early to write this team off now. They have a healthy starting lineup to place in front of the hosts, save for Christian Wood who awaits a game-time decision since sustaining a thumb injury.

Most of the Mavs’ offensive work comes from their star Slovenian baller, Luka Doncic. The 23-year-old leads the team in points (33.75 PPG), rebounds (9.07 RPG), and assists (8.59 APG). He’s a huge part of the team’s offensive success. Currently, Dallas averages 112.9 points per game on 47.2% shooting. They are the third-best two-point shooting team and make 57.7% from short and mid-range.

The other end of the floor shows competent defensive figures. Dallas limits opponents to 112.5 points per game on 48.1% shooting. They hold teams to 55.4% from two-point and 35.6% from deep, while the rebounding numbers might need a bit of work at 47.9 total boards per game.

Why Bet on the Phoenix Suns?

The Suns’ lineup sustained damage over the last few weeks with starting guard Devin Booker already out for a few weeks and Chris Paul in and out of the picture. Adding insult to injury is the absence of key role players Cameron Payne and Landry Shamet. Even so, Phoenix boasts decent depth that can put the Mavs under pressure.

We’ve seen the Suns go through plenty of challenges recently. This hits their offensive stats hard. Now, the hosts average 113.0 points per game on 46.3% shooting. Although they remain competent from deep and hit 38.8% of their three-pointers and make 79.5% of their free throws, the Suns struggle from the shorter and mid-range with a 50.8% two-point success rate. Without leading scorer Devin Booker, the team needs to look elsewhere for their scoring efforts. Double-digit scorers DeAndre Ayton (17.50 PPG), Mikal Bridges (16.37 PPG), Cameron Johnson (14.09 PPG), and Chris Paul (13.43 PPG) have to take things up a notch to keep the Mavs at bay.

Phoenix still has plenty of on defense. They limit teams to 111.7 points per game on 47.0% opponent shooting. The team establishes solid interior defense and keeps its opponents’ two-point shooting percentage to 53.2%.

Mavericks vs. Suns Betting Trends

  • The Mavs are 3-2 in the last five games against the Suns (4-1 ATS).
  • The Mavs are 1-4 in the previous five road games versus the Suns (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went under in two of the Mavs’ last four games.
  • The Suns are 4-1 in the last five games at Footprint Center (4-1 ATS).
  • The Suns are 4-1 in the previous five outings (4-1 ATS).
  • The totals went over in two of the Suns’ last five home games.

Mavericks vs. Suns Expert Betting Prediction

Everyone wants to see another Mavs vs. Suns matchup after their heated playoff battle last season. Luka Doncic is on fire despite Dallas dropping most of their games recently. The Suns are on a positive trend but still need a bit more time to regain their confidence after a discouraging run in the last few weeks. The Mavs are the slight favorites here, but Phoenix is hardly a step behind when glazing at the numbers. The Suns are capable of covering the spread here. But, they need the starting lineup to be 100% without star guard Devin Booker.

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