Suns vs Mavericks Game 2 Prediction and NBA Odds
The Phoenix Suns will look to take another step forward for the NBA title when they host the Dallas Mavericks for Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals tonight.
The Suns seemed to get back their ruthless form of the regular season as they dominated the Mavericks in Game 1 from the beginning, taking a 9-0 lead in the opening minutes.
The Ayton-Booker combination was the biggest positive for Monty William’s side as they added 48 points together. Chris Paul reflected on the win that looked like an easy affair for the Suns but ended as a good contest between the two sides. In the post-game conference, Paul said:
“We’ll take the win. It’s not always going to be pretty. We played well most of the game. We’ll look at the film tomorrow and see what we need to do differently for Game 2.“
It was always going to be difficult for the Dallas Mavericks to avoid a defeat at the FootPrint Center which is the home arena of the Suns. They need to be prepared for the same challenge again in Game 2.
Luka Doncic was just brilliant in the first game as he added 45 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists to his name. The team coach Jason Kidd highlighted the need for a complete team effort. He said:
“We could have easily been down 39 at halftime but Maxi and LD were good. LD was good in the second half, too. We’ve just got to get someone to join the party.”
Suns vs Mavericks NBA Odds
|Phoenix Suns||Dallas Mavericks||Predicted Winner|
|TheLines||Money Line -240||Money Line +210||Suns|
Suns vs Mavericks Game 2 Prediction and NBA Odds: Recent Form
The Phoenix Suns looked slightly out of touch after a marvellous performance in the regular season. It took them 6 games to give a 4-2 series defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans in Round 1 of the playoffs. They had a record-breaking regular season with 64 wins and only 18 losses and were undoubtedly the best team in both conferences.
The Dallas Mavericks qualified for the second round after winning 4 of the first 6 games against the Utah Jazz in Round 1. The Mavericks had a good regular season as they finished at 52-20 in the 4th position of the Western Conference.
Suns vs Mavericks NBA Odds: Head to Head in Playoffs
Both these teams are meeting in the NBA Playoffs after 16 long years. They played 2 series against each other before the ongoing battle. In 2005, the Mavericks got a 4-2 win against the Suns. On the other hand, the Suns gave a 4-2 defeat to the Mavericks in 2005.
It is surely going to be interesting to see which side will be on the winning side this time. The Phoenix Suns have already won Game 1 with a score of 121-114 last Monday.
Suns vs Mavericks Game 2 Prediction and NBA Odds: Predicted Lineup
Phoenix Suns: Guard- Chris Paul | Guard- Cameron Payne | Forward- Jae Crowder | Forward- Mikal Bridges | Center- Deandre Ayton
Dallas Mavericks: Guard- Luka Doncic | Guard- Jalen Brunson | Forward- Reggie Bullock | Forward- Dorian Finney-Smith | Center- Dwight Powell
Suns vs Mavericks Game 2 Prediction and NBA Odds: Players to Watch Out
|Position||Points Per Game||Rebounds Per Game||Assists Per Game|
|Devin Booker||Shooting Guard||23.0||5.0||5.0|
|Chris Paul||Point Guard||21.9||4.4||10.1|
|Position||Points Per Game||Rebounds Per Game||Blocks Per Game|
|Position||Points Per Game||Assists Per Game||Rebounds Per Game|
|Luka Doncic||Point Guard||33.0||8.7||11.0|
|Jalen Brunson||Point Guard||25.7||4.0||4.7|
|Position||Rebounds Per Game||Steals Per Game||Blocks Per Game|
|Dorian Finney-Smith||Power Forward||6.3||1.1||0.6|
Suns vs Mavericks NBA Odds: Predicted Winner
The Phoenix Suns have got the winning momentum in the postseason after three consecutive victories and they are expected to give no chance to the Mavericks to make a comeback in Game 2. They are also having the home advantage on their side.
The Dallas Mavericks, on the other hand, need to pull their socks up and avoid giving away a big lead in the first half. All the players will have to step up. They can’t just rely on Doncic. All the prediction and betting platforms are favouring the Suns over the Mavericks for Game 2.