The Dallas Mavericks will be starting their four-game road trip tonight in Phoenix as they take on the Suns. The Mavericks enter tonight’s contest on a two-game winning streak as they try to cool off the red hot Suns, who’ve won nine straight. The Mavericks have a 9-4 record and are currently in third in the Western Conference standings, while the Suns are in second with a 10-3 record.
Kristaps Porzingis and Dwight Powell have to dominate DeAndre Ayton in the post on both court ends. Tim Hardaway Jr also has to have a big game, and Jalen Brunson has to continue asserting himself like he has been doing since the start of the season.
Dorian Finney-Smith has to lock down his assignments on Devon Booker and Chris Paul when he is guarding them.
Key Stats and Trends
The Suns have won each of their last nine games.
The Suns have covered the spread in each of their last six games against Dallas.
Devon Booker has scored 27+ points at home in the last four games with teams with a winning record.
Prop to Consider
DeAndre Ayton has scored 16+ points in his last four games.
Tim Hardaway Jr has scored 19+ points for the Mavericks in eight out of ten games where Luka Doncic did not play.
Chris Paul has had 10+ assists in four out of five home games.
Kristaps Porzingis scored 22+ points, nine out of 13 games without Luka Doncic not entering the game.