The Suns, who came into the playoffs as the first seed in the Western Conference are struggling against the fourth-seeded Mavericks. The Suns entered as favourites to come out and proceed to the Western Conference finals but the Mavericks, who are the underdogs in this matchup are putting up a fight and giving the Suns a run for their money. Both teams have all to play for in a win or go-home matchup at the Footprint Center.
The match starts at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 15 May 2022. The game time by GMT is 12:00 a.m. on Monday, May 16. The match venue is Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks (May 15) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.
Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks latest odds on betting sites
The Phoenix Suns money line odds are priced at 1.35 (-285 American; 20/57 Fractional), while the Dallas Mavericks money line odds are priced at 3.30 (+230; 23/10). This equals approximate probabilities of 74% against 26% respectively.
- Over 205 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Under 205 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Phoenix Suns -6.5: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Dallas Mavericks +6.5: 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks match preview and statistics
The Suns crumbled to the Mavericks in game 6 losing by 27 points to a desperate Mavericks team who faced a win or go home situation. The Suns failed to close the series and now the fate of their postseason run depends on the outcome of game 7. The Suns shot poorly and turned the ball over multiple times in a game where Deandre Ayton led the Suns with 21 points shooting 10 0f 16 from the field, the most efficient of the starting five.
Devin Booker followed with 19 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal while Chris Paul dropped 13 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Mikal Bridges dropped 7 points and 5 assists.
Team statistics: 31/78 (39.7%) field goals, 6/18 (33.3%) 3 pointers, 18/21 (85.7%) free throws, 18 assists, 45 total rebounds, 2 blocks, 3 steals, 22 turnovers, 27 fouls.
Phoenix Suns team news: Dario Saric is ruled out for the match.
The Mavericks are putting up a fight in the battle to claim a spot in the Western Conference finals as they cruised past the Suns 113 - 86 in game 6. They won every quarter in the game, maintaining a double-digit lead for the whole of the second half in a game where Luka Doncic once again led the team in scoring with a game-high 33 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists shy of a triple-double.
Reggie Bullock followed up with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals while Jalen Brunson added 18 points and 3 steals. Spencer Dinwiddie from the bench dropped 15 points and Maxi Kleber followed with 9 points and 4 boards.
Team statistics: 35/77 (45.5%) field goals, 16/39 (41.0%) 3 pointers, 27/36 (75.0%) free throws, 18 assists, 39 total rebounds, 16 steals, 4 blocks, 6 turnovers, 23 fouls.
Dallas Mavericks team news: Tim Hardaway Jr is ruled out for the match.
Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks H2H
The Suns and the Mavericks have played 18 games against each other in the playoffs. They have 9 wins apiece and this series is tied 3-3.
Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks lineups and key players
Phoenix Suns projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Chris Paul
- Shooting guard: Devin Booker
- Small forward: Mikal Bridges
- Power forward: Jae Crowder
- Center: Deandre Ayton
Devin Booker is the key player to watch out for. He’s the primary scorer for the Suns and in this series, although he’s yet to have a blow-up game, we are well aware he’s capable to do so especially when it matters, as he has a history of doing so. He has averaged 25.5 ppg in this series.
Dallas Mavericks projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Luka Doncic
- Shooting guard: Jalen Brunson
- Small forward: Reggie Bullock
- Power forward: Dorian Finney-Smith
- Center: Dwight Powell
Luka Doncic is the key player to watch out for. He has been carrying the Mavericks' offense in this series averaging 32.2 points and 9.8 rebounds in the 6 games played. Luka Doncic is the main catalyst behind the Mavericks' impressive playoffs run.
Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks predictions and betting tips
This has been an exciting series and the highlight has been the battle between the Mavericks star Luka Doncic and the Suns guard Devin Booker. They are the main deciders of the series, and a big game for Devin Booker, considering he hasn’t been all that bright in the series, would secure a win for the Suns. Luka Doncic who evidently can’t be stopped by the Suns defense, dropping another impressive performance with help from players like Jalen Brunson will see the Mavericks progress to the finals.
The Suns will only have the edge over the Mavericks in game 7 if they limit their number of turnovers, they had 22 turnovers, giving up 29 points in the process, compared to the Mavericks’ 6. Also, Chris Paul needs to rise to the occasion and contribute better to the team’s offense, he has been poor since dropping 28 in game 2. For the Mavericks, they just need to replicate their game 6 performance in game 7 and they might as well be on their way to the Western Conference finals. The Suns have a better playoff experience and squad depth to win game 7 and if they can successfully limit their number of turnovers, game 7 is theirs. The Phoenix Suns are poised to win. Predictions for this game are the Phoenix Suns to win and over 205 points.
Betting prediction: Phoenix Suns to win
Odds: 1.35 (-285 American; 20/57 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 205 points
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)