NBA Playoffs Series Odds: Suns vs. Mavericks Round 2 Schedule
Jim Poorten/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns, Spencer Dinwiddie #26 of the Dallas Mavericks.
Suns vs. Mavericks Series Odds
|Win in 4|
|Win in 5|
|Win in 6|
|Win in 7||-260||+210|
After Game 6
The dominance of home teams continued in this series as the Mavericks cruised to a 113-86 win over the Suns. The home team has won each of the first six games of the series. Game 7 will be back in Phoenix and the Suns opened as six-point favorites.
After Game 5
The Mavericks took an early lead in Game 5, but the Suns came back to take a three-point halftime lead before running away with this game in the third quarter in their 110-80 home win. The Suns’ odds moved from -240 to -700 to win the series while the Mavericks’ odds moved from +200 to +500.
After Game 4
The Mavericks raced out to an early lead and never looked back. Dallas erupted for 37 points in the first quarter and ultimately made 20 threes en route to a 111-101 victory to even the series. The Suns moved from -550 to -240 to win the series, while Dallas went from +400 to +200.
After Game 3
The Mavericks bounced back at home in Game 3 with a 103-94 win over the Suns. Jalen Brunson led the Mavericks with 28 points as they held Chris Paul in check as he scored only 12 points with four assists to a shocking seven turnovers. The Suns moved from -1400 to -550 to win the series while the Mavericks went from +900 to +400.
After Game 2
Chris Paul and Devin Booker combined for 58 points in Game 2 as the Suns beat the Mavericks 129-109. The Suns moved from -500 to -1400 to win the series after taking a 2-0 lead.
After Game 1
The Suns jumped out to an early 20-6 lead after seven minutes of play and never trailed in their 121-114 Game 1 victory at home. Luka Doncic led all scorers with 45 points as the Mavs nearly got a backdoor cover as 6.5-point underdogs.
Oddsmakers have made the Suns even heavier favorites to win the series, boosting them from -350 to -500 after Game 1.
The Suns survived two scares in the first round: an Injury to their star player and an unexpected six-game battle from the No. 8 seed.
Devin Booker, who missed most of the series with a hamstring issue, was able to return much sooner than initially anticipated and appears to be in good enough condition to play in the Western Conference semifinals. Chris Paul filled the role of do-it-all superstar admirably averaging 22.3 points and 11.3 assists in the first round.
The Suns have the lowest Net Rating (+2.2) of any team that has advanced, however, they are just behind the Golden State Warriors on the NBA Finals oddsboard at +350.
The Mavericks also survived a scare in Round 1 after Luka Doncic suffered a calf injury in the regular season final. Doncic returned and averaged 36.2 minutes in three games, so he should also be ready for Round 2. Dallas’ role players stepped up in Doncic’s absence, especially Jalen Brunson, and they will be key against the league’s best team.
The Mavericks have proven to be a tough team from beyond their best player and this series could easily go deep into Round 2. FanDuel has the odds for the total games played listed at +220 for five games, +210 for six games and +195 for seven.
Suns vs. Mavericks Game 7 Odds
|Moneyline||-260 / +210|
|Time||Sunday, 10:00 p.m. ET|
Suns vs. Mavericks Round 2 Schedule
Game 1: Suns 121, Mavericks 114
Game 2: Suns 129, Mavericks 109
Game 3: Mavericks 103, Suns 94
Game 4: Mavericks 111, Suns 101
Game 5: Suns 110, Mavericks 80
Game 6: Mavericks 113, Suns 86
Game 7: Sunday, May 15