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Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Bet Builder Tips: Tuesday, May 10th

Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Bet Builder Tips: Tuesday, May 10th

The Phoenix Suns take on the Dallas Mavericks at Footprint Center tonight looking to regain the edge they lost in Dallas. Phoenix went up 2-0 at the start of the series, but the teams are now tied at 2-2. The Suns played terrific basketball in their first two home games, and I expect them to get back to their old form in front of home fans.

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  • Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Betting Analysis
  • Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Bet Builder Tips

The Phoenix Suns are looking to crown a superb season with a successful title run. They finished the regular season comfortably atop the western conference with 64 wins and 18 losses whilst also ranking 1st in NET rating. The Suns are currently the 2nd favourites to go all the way at 4.00 odds, and they may just do it. The Suns have performed very well in the playoffs both this and last year, and with no injury issues this time around they have a very strong shot.

The Suns are top in offensive rating this playoff tournament at 118.7 with an excellent assist/turnover ratio of 2.09. Their defence hasn’t been the best, with a rating of 115.6, but they played superb defence in the regular season, and they should be able to bounce back.

The Dallas Mavericks finished the regular season 4th in the west with 52 wins and 30 losses with a NET rating of +3.5. The Mavs were one of the best defensive sides in the league, allowing just 104.7 points per game, but their limited offence prevented them from reaching their true potential.

This hasn’t been an issue in the playoffs, as their offence ranks 5th in offensive rating, but we will see how they fare. The Mavs dispatched the Utah Jazz in the first round in 6 games but went down early against the Suns by 0-2. Fortunately, home-court advantage and improved play from their role players got them the victory in both games at home, and we are even-steven coming into Game 5.

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The Phoenix Suns easily got the job done in the first 2 games at home, scoring 121 and 129 points in Games 1 and 2 respectively. But their dream start came to an end as soon as they stepped into American Airlines Center, and they lost both road games. The Suns really struggled to get their offence going and their top scorer Devin Booker only went for 18 points in Game 3.

The Suns committed a combined 34 turnovers in those two games, and it looked like the Mavs had everything under control. But the Suns are at their best at Footprint Center, where they won almost 80% of their games this season, so don’t be surprised if you see Monty Williams and his boys get right back to their feet in this one.

Amazingly enough, the Dallas Mavericks managed to get back into this series after going down 0-2 early, largely due to their elite defence, which was nowhere to be found in the first two games. Luka Doncic continued to shine, but it was Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith who provided the much-needed help offensively to get the job done.

Despite having a huge disadvantage on the boards, the Mavs managed to keep the suns to just 94 and 101 points in Games 3 and 4, and you can bet Jason Kidd’s squad is coming into Game 5 with a lot of confidence. But the Mavs struggle to generate points on the road, and the biggest question mark for them is who can be their reliable second scoring option. Guess we’ll find out.

Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Bet Builder Tips

  • Over 112.5 Points for Phoenix Suns
  • Phoenix -5.5
  • Over 16.5 points for Chris Paul
  • Over 0.5 steals for Finney-Smith

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Odds as at 3 pm May 10th. Odds may now differ.

The Phoenix Suns have been terrific at home this season, both in the regular season and the playoffs. Their offence staggered in both games at American Airlines Center, but I expect them to bounce back in Game 5 in front of the home crowd. I’m backing the suns to go over 112.5 points and cover the 5.5 point spread, and in front of home fans this definitely has some solid value.

Chris Paul continues to impress us with his performances at 37 years of age. Paul has averaged 14.7 points for the Suns this season, but this average has gone up to 16 in this series. Paul went for 19 and 28 points in Games 1 and 2 of the series, and I have no problem backing the over once again at Footprint Center.

Dorian Finney Smith averaged 1.1 steals per game during the regular season, and this number has remained unchanged in 4 games against the Suns. Smith always finds a way to get at least one steal each game out, and the 0.5 steals line looks very reachable at the moment. I’m backing the over.

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