The Phoenix Suns will take on the Dallas Mavericks at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday at PHX Arena. Dallas had a 43-32 record last season, while the Suns ended up with a 34-39 record. The Suns went 3-1 against the Mavericks last season, including two wins in the NBA bubble.
Phoenix is favored by one-point in the latest Suns vs. Mavericks odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 233. Before entering any Mavericks vs. Suns picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the advanced computer model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it returned over $5,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks last season. The model is up nearly $8,100 over the past two seasons. Last year, it went a stunning 61-33 on top-rated picks against the spread, returning almost $2,500 on those selections alone. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Suns vs. Mavericks. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Suns vs. Mavericks:
- Suns vs. Mavericks spread: Suns -1
- Suns vs. Mavericks over-under: 233 points
What you need to know about the Mavericks
The Mavericks made the playoffs last season, ending a three-season drought. Dallas lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round. Luka Doncic averaged 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists in 61 games last season. He has 25 triple-doubles in just 133 career regular-season games.
Kristaps Porzingis is still recovering from right knee surgery and will not be ready for the start of the season. Dwight Powell is healthy after tearing his Achilles tendon 11 months ago and will start at center. Powell knocked down 63.8 percent of his shots from the field before being injured last season.
What you need to know about the Suns
Phoenix is aiming to end a 10-year playoff drought this season. The Suns went on an 8-0 run in the NBA bubble to end last season. They made a key move in their attempt to advance to the playoffs this season, acquiring Chris Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Paul has an ankle injury but is expected to play in the opener vs. Dallas.
Paul will pair in the backcourt with Devin Booker, who has averaged 26.6 points in each of the past two seasons. The Suns have won two straight season openers by a combined 50 points, beating the Kings by 29 in last year’s first game and the Mavericks by 21 in 2018. Phoenix has also dominated this series over the years, winning seven of the last 10 meetings against the Mavericks.
How to make Mavericks vs. Suns picks
The model has simulated Suns vs. Mavericks 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Mavericks vs. Suns? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Mavericks vs. Suns spread to jump on Wednesday, all from the model that enters the NBA season on an incredible 61-33 roll.