The Mavericks vs Suns match will take place at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday. This is the Suns’ castle, where they are 18-7 with four consecutive wins.
They are also 9-1 in their last 10 Mavericks-Suns games at Footprint center. They can add another home win to their record. Let’s see!
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns NBA Odds
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What, where, and how to watch?
- Place – Footprint Center in Phoenix (Arizona).
- Date Thursday, January 26, 2023
- Time 10:00 PM ET
- TNT: How to Watch
After a series of disappointing losses, the Mavericks are getting frustrated
Although the Dallas franchise still hovers above.500, the main reason is that the Mavericks have won a lot of games in the first few months of the 2022/23 season. They’ve been embarrassing since the beginning of the new year.
Their NBA record for 2023 is 4-8 with five losses in six of the last six games. Although they had some tough opponents in the last few weeks, that is no excuse. Their players haven’t been playing great basketball. Luka Doncic, who has been just as amazing as ever, is exempted from the above sentence.
In the 10 games that he has played in 2023, the MVP candidate at 23 has scored 323 points. His performance was even better in the last week of 2022, when he scored 50 points against the Houston Rockets and 51 against San Antonio Spurs. He also scored 60 against New York Knicks.
We expect him to score over 30 points on Thursday, but it won’t be enough if his team doesn’t step up. Can they overcome such a formidable opponent like Phoenix?
Phoenix’s Suns Shine Bright
The Phoenix Suns are among the most popular home teams in the NBA. Their last four games have been a 4-0 record, with each one being played at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. Although they lost four consecutive home games in December/earlyJanuary, some of their key players were experiencing fitness issues.
The Suns look great ahead of their clash with the Mavericks on December 26th, even though they still have some injuries. Devin Booker is still out, as well as Cameron Payne and Landry Shamet. These guys were not part of their four previous offensive and defensive games.
We expect them to perform well on Thursday but aren’t sure their best performance can beat Dallas’ success-hungry Dallas.
Prediction: Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns’ recent wins were not impressive, except for the one against the Charlotte Hornets (128-97). They did, however, play against formidable opponents – the Memphis Grizzlies and Indiana Pacers as well as the Brooklyn Nets.
We don’t believe they have the ability to defeat another NBA superstar. This is especially true after the Mavericks have lost too many of their 2023 games.
Choose: Dallas Mavericks to Win