We Have A Game 7
The Dallas Mavericks were determined not to get eliminated in front of their own fans in Game 6. After being blown out by 30 points in Game 5, the Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 113-86, forcing a seventh and deciding game.
The home team has won every game during this series and that home-court advantage could be crucial again in Game 7 for NBA betting purposes.
Will the Suns keep that streak alive or will Dallas complete the series comeback and take down the top seed in the Western Conference? Let’s take a closer look at the NBA odds.
Mavericks See All-Around Production
There was little production out of everybody not named Luka Doncic in Game 5, putting the Mavs on the brink of elimination. However, they flipped the script in Game 6.
Doncic dropped 33 points, eight assists, and a rebound. Two other players scored over 18 and Spencer Dinwiddie added 15.
Every starter on the roster finished with a plus/minus that was over 10, a healthy sign. If the Dallas Mavericks play like this, they will be hard to beat.
The only problem has been keeping their role players consistent, which is something they’ve struggled with on the road.
Suns Can’t Lose Focus
Wasting away an opportunity to put away this talented Dallas team shouldn’t be getting into the back of their minds. After all, they did have a game to spare.
The worst thing that this group can do is stress about the loss and start to panic about potentially losing.
The Suns have players like Chris Paul and Devin Booker, who shouldn’t let any type of mental letdown happen. And speaking of those two, they definitely have to be better moving forward.
Paul had 13 points, two rebounds, and four assists while Booker had 19 points on 6-of-17 shooting from the floor. This is their star backcourt; it can’t be performing like this if the Suns want to win this series.
Mavericks vs Suns Head-to-Head
The Phoenix Suns have won six out of the nine matchups against the Mavericks this seasons. They’re hoping to make that 7 of 10 and advance to the next round.
Mavericks vs Suns Game Information
- Game: Mavericks (52-30) vs Suns (64-18)
- Location: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
- Day/Time: Sunday, May 15 TBD
- Mavericks vs Suns Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Mavericks vs Suns Betting Lines
Mavericks vs Suns Prediction
Given how Game 6 continued the trend of the home team emerging victorious, it is wise to roll with the Phoenix Suns. They get to play in front of their own fans with a six-point advantage when it comes to the spread.
All signs point to the home squad winning here. Not to mention Phoenix is still the team with the best record in the league and was able to make it into the NBA Finals a year ago.
Home-court advantage should be crucial here as the aides have played vastly differently on their opponents’ courts. Doncic will be fine and he’ll deliver but it’s the role players who have disappeared on the road.
Look for the Suns to get a complete effort in this spot. They’re favored in the sportsbook for a reason. They’re the top team in the NBA and had the best home record of any team in the league. Take them with your NBA picks.