NBA Betting Previews: Suns Favored In Game 1 Vs Dallas

Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns dribbles against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on February 08, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Dallas Mavericks (56-32, 51-36-1 ATS) @ Phoenix Suns (68-20, 48-40 ATS), 10 p.m. ET

Lines/News: The Suns are 5.5-point favorites in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. The O/U is  215.5. In their previous meeting in Dallas on January 20, the Suns won 109-101. The Mavs are 8-2 straight up over their last 10 games with a two-game winning streak. Suns are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games with a two-game winning streak. To the Over this year, the Mavs on the season are 33-54-1 and the Suns are 44-43-1.

Mavericks Trends: The Mavericks are 2-7 against the spread (ATS) against the Suns in their last nine games. The Mavericks are 10-4 ATS as away underdogs in their last 14 games.

Suns Trends: The Over is 4-1 in Suns games in their last five games. The Suns are 8-2 ATS after three or more days of rest in their last 10 games. (The Mavericks also have three days of rest).

  • Will the Suns have a big game and continue to cover the Over? The best line is Over 214 at -110 odds, available on PointsBet.
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Player Trends: Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (O/U 30.5 points) has scored 31+ points in one of his three (33.33%) games in the playoffs this season (avg. 29.0). He’s scored 31+ points in five of his last 20 (25%) games when his team is the underdog (avg. 27.3). He scored 28 points in his only game versus the Suns this season (Jan. 20).

Phoenix Suns Devin Booker (O/U 23.5 points) scored 24+ points in two of his three (66.67%) in the playoffs this season (avg. 23.0). He’s scored 24+ points in each of his last six (100%) at home (avg. 30.2). He’s averaged 23.7 points in three games versus the Mavs this season.

  • Can Booker stay hot and continue his high-scoring ways? You can find Over 23.5 (-110) on BetMGM.
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