September 19, 2022
Game 1 Phoenix Suns

Game 1 Phoenix Suns: On Monday, the No. 1 seed Phoenix Suns have the No. 4 seed Dallas Mavericks within the moment circular of the Western Conference playoffs. The diversion will start at 10 p.m. ET from the Impression Center (TNT). We look at the Mavericks vs. Suns Game 1 chances and lines and grant our master NBA determinations, expectations, and wagers underneath.

In the first round of the playoffs, the Mavericks beat the Utah Jazz in six games. G Luka Doncic did not play in the first three games of the series, but he averaged 29.0 points in games four through six. G Jalen Brunson averaged 27.8 points per game in the series.

The Suns also defeated the New Orleans Pelicans in six games to advance to the second round of the playoffs. They overcame G Devin Booker’s hamstring injury, which caused him to miss three games before returning for the series finale. G Chris Paul scored 33 points in the previous game, going 14-for-14 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line.

Mavericks at Suns odds and lines

The odds are provided by OKBET Sportsbook for a complete list. Lines were last updated at 8:53 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Mavericks +190 (bet 100 to win 190) | Suns -240 (bet 240 to win 100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Mavericks +5.5 (-107) | Suns -5.5 (-115)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 214.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)

Mavericks at Suns key injuries

Mavericks

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. (foot) out

Suns

  • None

Mavericks at Suns picks and predictions

Prediction

Suns 110, Mavericks 103

Money line

PASS.

Game 1 Phoenix Suns: The Suns are in good shape and had the best home record in the league throughout the regular season. They did lose one game at home in the first round against the Pelicans, who battled with size and rebounds.

The Suns have won their past nine meetings with the Mavericks, who are just 23-18 on the road this season.

I like the Suns (-240) to win, but the odds aren’t suitable for a single wager. PASS.

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Against the spread

The Mavericks are 51-36-1 ATS (including playoffs) this season and 8-2 ATS in their past ten games.

The Suns have a 48-40 ATS record and a 21-23 ATS record at home. In their previous ten games, they are 6-4 ATS.

This season, each club went 2-2 ATS against each other, but Dallas covered the spread in both games at Phoenix.

In their previous ten meetings with the Mavericks, the Suns are 7-3 ATS.

Take SUNS -5.5 (-115).

Over/Under

Two of the Dallas-Phoenix games this season featured O/U lines of 214 points or higher, but the Under was successful in three of the four encounters.

Only one of the Mavericks’ six games in the previous series had a total of more than 214 points.

Four of the Suns’ six first-round games featured more than 214 points.

LEAN UNDER 214.5 (-107).

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