Dallas Mavericks (58-34, 53-38-1, ATS) @ Phoenix Suns (70-22, 50-42 ATS), 10 p.m. ET
Lines/News: The Suns are six-point favorites to take a 3-2 series lead. The O/U is 213.5. The Mavericks won Game 4, 111-101. Dallas is 6-4 straight up over its last 10 games, bouncing back from a 0-2 series deficit. The Suns are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games. The Mavericks on the season are 35-56-1 to the Over. The Suns are 46-45-1.
Mavericks Trends: The Over is 2-5 in the last seven Mavericks games. The Mavericks are 7-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last nine games and 2-5 ATS against the Suns in their last seven road games.
Suns Trends: The Over is 2-6 in Suns games after the last game stayed under the points total in their last eight instances. The Suns are 4-1 ATS after they failed to cover in their last five games.
- Think the Suns will come back strong tonight after the Game 4 loss? You can bet the best number, Phoenix -5.5 (-120) at BetRivers Sportsbook
Player Trends: Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (O/U 33.5 points) scored 34+ points in two of his seven (28.57%) playoff games (avg. 31.3). He’s scored 34+ points in one of his last six (16.67%) games after his team previously covered (avg. 30.7). He’s averaged 32 points in five games against the Suns this season.
Phoenix Suns Chris Paul (O/U 8.5 assists) has recorded 9+ assists in five of his 10 (50%) playoff games (avg. 9.0 per gm). He’s recorded 9+ assists in 9 of his last 10 (90%) games following a loss (avg. 11.6 per gm). He’s averaged 8.71 assists in seven games against the Mavericks this season.
- Can Paul hit yet again on a very enticing assists prop? You can find Over 8.5 assists (-105) at DraftKings Sportsbook