Mavericks vs Suns Prediction - NBA Picks 12/25/23

Phoenix Suns (14-14) vs Dallas Mavericks (17-12)

Game Info: Monday, December 25, 2023 at 10:30 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -5 -- Over/Under: 235.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Dallas Mavericks need a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing 4 of their last 5 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns prediction.

Dallas Mavericks Betting Preview

The Dallas Mavericks rebounded from losses to the Nuggets, Clippers, and Rockets with a win over the Spurs. The Dallas Mavericks are averaging 119 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 117.9 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Luka Doncic is averaging 32.9 points and 9.1 assists, while Kyrie Irving is averaging 23 points and 3.9 rebounds. Tim Hardaway Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Derrick Jones Jr. is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Dallas Mavericks are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns beat the Wizards, but they’re coming off losses to the Trail Blazers and Kings. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 114.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 114 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 30.9 points and 5.4 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 27.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. Bradley Beal is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (24.8).
  • The Suns rank 2nd in the league for blocks per game this season (6.5).
  • The Mavericks rank 1st in the league for turnovers per game this season (11.9).
  • The Mavericks ranks 1st in the league for turnover percentage this season (10.5%).

Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns prediction

We know the Dallas Mavericks are still banged up as Kyrie is still out and Dereck Lively II is questionable. However, this line makes no sense. The Suns continue to pile up the losses and that includes losses to the Trail Blazers, Kings, Knicks and Nets, teams they should be beating on paper. The Suns have lost 7 of their last 10 games, and they've covered just one of their last 10 games. At what point are we going to say the Suns are the most disappointing team in the league? Playing at home hasn't helped either, where the Suns are 6-8 SU. There's also some bad blood between the Suns and Mavs, and it's Dallas that's won 6 of the last 9 meetings. An annoyed Luka can be scary. I can't get behind the Suns and their struggles. Give me the free bucket with the Mavericks.

Randy’s Pick Dallas Mavericks +5

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