Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks: Will the Mavericks Stun the Suns in Game 7?
Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks: Will Mavericks Stun Suns in Game 7?
Oddly enough, the Suns and Mavericks Western Conference Semifinals series hasn't been all that competitive. There have been plenty of blowouts and easy victories between both teams on their home court. Luckily for the Suns, Game 7 will be held in Phoenix. But if Dallas can just sneak one win against the Suns on the road in Game 7, the Suns would have to exit as the one-seed.
When Luka Doncic scores 30 points, the Mavericks are 3-0 in the series. When he doesn't, they're 0-3. Will Doncic lead the Mavericks on the road in Game 7? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Sunday's game between the Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns.
Suns vs. Mavericks Game 7 Start Time and Where to Watch, and Odds
- Date: May 15, 2022
- Game Time: TBD
- Where to Watch: TBD
Mavericks vs. Suns Injury Report
Out: G Tim Hardaway Jr. (Foot)
Out: F Dario Saric (Knee)
Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks Game 7 Prediction
This series between the Suns and Mavericks have been interesting. At home, both teams have been on point, but on the road, these teams forget how to play basketball. It's pretty amusing. In Game 6, the Mavericks defeated the Suns, 113-86, allowing just 14 points in the fourth quarter. In Game 5, the Suns won 110-80. It's just been blowout central between these two teams but neither team is able to win on the road. With the Suns playing at home on Sunday, Phoenix clearly has the advantage. Phoenix will need better performances from Devin Booker and Chris Paul in Game 7. Booker went just 6-for-17 from the field while Paul played 36 minutes and had just four assists. In the Suns' last home game, Phoenix won by 30, shooting nearly 50% from the field. The Suns are more comfortable from the field at home and should elevate their offense, which shot under 40% from the field in Game 6.
Place a first time wager on Suns vs Mavs of up to $1,100, and if the bet loses get your money BACK In Game 6, the Suns scored 29 points off turnovers while Dallas only scored six points off turnovers. However, the Mavericks got out on the fastbreak more often when Phoenix missed shots, earning 21 points in the fastbreak. Dallas didn't dominate inside and even lost the rebounding battle against the Suns. Ultimately, the Mavericks' three-point shooting and aggressiveness (on both sides of the ball) were the main reasons why Dallas ended up winning the game. Dallas shot 41% from deep with 16 threes and ended up taking 15 more foul shots than the Suns. Despite shooting a lower percentage than the Suns, the Mavericks still made nine more foul shots in the game. The Suns also turned the ball over 22 times and earned just seven turnovers. But the Mavericks only scored six points off 22 turnovers. That wasn't the reason why Phoenix lost. Game 7 will come down to who can shoot at a higher percentage. You'd like to think Phoenix will be that team at home. They'll win in the paint, on the glass, and likely keep the free-throw shooting ratio in their favor a bit more than Game 6. Therefore, I'll take the Suns to finish off the series with a win.
Phoenix Suns vs. Dallas Mavericks Game 7 Pick
- Suns -6 (-110) (Bet $110 to Win $100)
Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.