Suns vs Mavericks prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, model’s Jan. 20 best bets on 56-30 run

The Dallas Mavericks host the Phoenix Suns in Texas for a high-profile showdown on Thursday night. Dallas enters the second straight night after hosting the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. Phoenix is ​​at normal rest, with a 34-9 overall record and a 17-4 mark on the road. The Suns will be without standout big man Deandre Ayton with an ankle injury.

Phoenix is ​​listed as a two-point road favorite, and the tip is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, or Over-Under, is 216.5 in the latest Suns vs. Mavericks odds. Before making NBA predictions with the Suns vs. Mavericks game, be sure to check out SportsLine’s proven computer model NBA predictions and betting tips.

The SportsLine projection model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned more than $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three seasons. The model enters Week 14 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 56-30 turnover on all top-rated NBA picks, grossing over $2,200. Anyone who follows him has seen huge returns.

Now the model has set his sights on Suns vs. Mavs, and has just locked in his NBA picks and predictions. You can head over to SportsLine now to see the model choices. Here are several NBA betting lines and trends for Mavs vs Suns:

  • Spread Suns vs. Mavericks: Suns -2
  • Suns vs. Mavericks over-under: 216.5 points
  • Suns vs. Mavericks money line: Suns -145, Mavericks +120
  • PHX: Suns are 13-8 ATS in road games
  • DAL: Mavericks are 4-3 ATS with no rest

Featured game | Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns

Why suns can cover

The Suns are very good on defense and the Mavericks have been disappointing on offense this season. Dallas is scoring less than 1.1 points per possession, and the Mavericks are No. 25 in three-point accuracy and No. 24 in free throw creation. Phoenix is ​​No. 2 in the NBA in defensive rating, giving up 104.2 points per 100 possessions, and the Suns are the shot-contested elite. Opponents are shooting 43.6 percent from the field against Phoenix, with the Suns also holding opponents to 32.7 percent from three-point range for the season.

Phoenix is ​​No. 4 in the NBA in assists allowed (22.6 per game) and No. 5 in quick break points allowed (11.1 per game), with 15.1 turnovers per game. The Suns are great at wreaking havoc on defense, with Phoenix producing 8.6 steals per game and converting those turnovers into points.

Why the Mavericks can cover

Dallas handles the ball at an elite level on offense, committing less than 13 turnovers per game. The Mavericks also make 54% of 2-point attempts, ranking in the top 10 in the NBA, and the Suns are No. 26 in blocked shots. Phoenix is ​​below par on the glass at both ends of the floor, and the Suns are also struggling to create free throw attempts. The Mavericks are the elite on defense, ranking in the top five and allowing less than 1.07 points per possession.

Dallas is getting over 74% of available defensive rebounds, a top-five mark in the NBA, and the Mavericks are in the top eight in second-chance points allowed. The Mavericks are elite in 3-point shot prevention, No. 3 in the NBA, and Dallas also ranks in the top 10 in free throw prevention and assists allowed.

How to make Mavericks vs. Suns picks

SportsLine’s model leans into the total, projecting a combined 214 points. The pattern also indicates that one side of the gap has all the value. You can only see the model choice on SportsLine.

So who wins the Suns against the Mavericks? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you should jump to, all from the model who crushed his NBA picks, and find out.

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