Suns vs. Mavericks Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 26 (Phoenix's Defense Extends Dallas' Downfall)

Devon Platana
Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Suns vs. Mavericks Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
  • Coverage: TNT

The Dallas Mavericks (25-24) are set to visit the Phoenix Suns (25-24) at Footprint Center in one of six NBA matchups slated for Thursday, Jan. 26

The Mavericks' season has begun to go off the rails lately, losing for the seventh time in the last nine games with Tuesday's 127-126 loss to the Washington Wizards. Meanwhile, the Suns extended their winning streak to four games with a 128-97 win over the Charlotte Hornets, highlighted by Chris Paul's 14-point, 11-assist double-double.

Can the Mavericks finally put their funk behind them? Or will the Suns find another way to keep the wins coming?

Suns vs. Mavericks Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: DAL: (+100) | PHO: (-118)
  • Spread: DAL: +1 (-108) | PHO: -1 (-112)
  • Total: 221 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Suns enter this contest as slim home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 221 points with -110 odds on both sides.

Suns vs Mavericks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Suns -1.5 - - 221.5 -110 -110 -120 102

Suns vs. Mavericks Betting Trends

  • The Suns have put together a 26-22-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Mavericks have been underdogs by 1.5 points or more 12 times this year and are 5-7 ATS in those contests.
  • Suns games have gone over the total 23 times out of 49 chances this season.
  • Mavericks games this year have hit the over 57.1% of the time (28 out of 49 games with a set point total).
  • At home, Phoenix sports a better record against the spread (15-10-0) compared to its ATS record in road games (11-12-0).
  • Against the spread, Dallas has been better at home (10-15-1) than away (7-16-0).

Suns vs. Mavericks Prediction & Pick

The Mavericks were known for their defense earlier this season, but that hasn't been the case lately. They've allowed an average of 122.5 points over their last six games, allowing at least 127 in three of those contests. Now, the Mavericks must try and stop the Suns, who boast a 117.3 PPG clip over their last four games.

The Mavericks' 8-15 road record further highlights how tough things have been away from home. Dallas has also lost four of its last five road games, partly due to its 37.8 rebounds per contest during that span.

Meanwhile, the Suns average 52.2 rebounds and will likely be getting a boost with No. 1 center Deandre Ayton (illness) probable for tonight's game. The former 2018 first-overall selection is averaging 13.7 rebounds in his last six regular-season meetings with Dallas.

With better rebounding and overall defense on their side, look for the Suns to improve their record tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Suns: 112 | Mavericks: 108

Suns vs. Mavericks Best Bet

All signs point to taking the Suns on the spread as the best bet. For starters, Phoenix is 5-1 ATS in its last six games and 8-3 ATS in its last 11 Western Conference tilts. Secondly, the Mavericks are not only 1-5 ATS in their last six outings, but they've also failed to cover in seven of their last eight road games.

Considering how the Suns have won nine of their last 10 meetings with the Mavericks at Footprint Center with a plus-7.3 scoring margin, I'm fully confident that Phoenix can win by at least a basket.

Bet: Suns -1 (-112)

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