Mavericks vs Suns Game 1 predictions and pick against the spread
The second round of the NBA playoffs has started. The Phoenix Suns are one of the best teams in the NBA. They had an incredible regular season and according to the odds, they are the favorites to win the NBA title. However, they struggled in the opening series against New Orleans. It will not get any easier in the next round when they take on the Dallas Mavericks.
Mavericks vs Suns Game 1 odds
The odds opened with the Suns as a -6 point favorite in the first game. That number dipped to -5.5, with the majority of the betting public backing Dallas in the opening game.
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Stopping the Don
If the Suns want to beat the Mavs, they have to slow down Luka Doncic. Luka is shooting 49 percent and averaging 32.7 points in his carer during the playoffs. It is impossible to stop Luka, but you can slow him down. The Suns have the defensive intensity and coach Monty Williams has a game plan that has worked against Luka in the past. The Suns, however, have to keep an eye on up and coming player Jalen Brunson who dominated the Jazz in the first round.
Mavericks vs Suns Game 1 predictions
When betting on a series or game, don’t let the first series dictate the next one. Devin Booker is healthy and back in the lineup. The Mavericks struggle against the talent of Phoenix. The Mavs are 8-21 against the spread (ATS) in the last 29 meetings and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 games in the desert. The Suns are 17-7 ATS in the last 24 playoff games as a favorite and they get the win and the cover in game one.