The No. 4 seed Dallas Mavericks and No. 1 seed Phoenix Suns face off on Tuesday at the Footprint Center in Phoenix in Game 5 of their NBA Playoffs series.
The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. MST and can be seen on TNT.
Who will win the game?
Check out these odds, picks and predictions for the contest.
The Suns are a 6.5-point favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.
Phoenix is -270 on the money line and Dallas is +210.
The over/under for the game is set at 213.5 points.
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Top Bet: Suns 111, Mavericks 104
It writes: “The trip to Texas was a horrendous one for the Suns, who must be thrilled over their looming return to friendlier confines for Game 5 of the series. A change of scenery could help the Suns get back to their winning ways. Devin Booker, however, doesn’t seem to care where games are played, as he’s been smoking all series long. In Game 4, he dropped 35 points on 10/22 shooting from the field and 12/13 from the free-throw line. So far in the second round, Booker is averaging 26.5 points while also shooting 52.0 percent from behind the arc. Deandre Ayton, meanwhile, needs to be featured more. He is only averaging 16 points in the series even though he put up a total of 47 points in Games 1 and 2 combined.”
The site picks the Suns on the money line and takes the under in the game on Tuesday night.
It writes: The Suns are 23-27-1 as 6-point favorites or more. Phoenix has seen 47 of its 82 games hit the over. Phoenix’s games have had more than 213 points scored on 65 occasions this season. The over/under in this matchup is 213 points, 9.2 fewer than the average total in this season’s Suns contests. Dallas has beaten the spread 53 times in 82 games. The Mavericks’ ATS record as 6-point underdogs or more is 7-2. Dallas has seen 36 of its 82 games go over the point total. Dallas’ games have gone over 213 points on 42 occasions this season.”
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The site’s Basketball Power Index gives the Mavericks a 30.2% chance to win the game.
The site gives the Mavericks a 29% win probability in Game 5 of the NBA Playoffs series.
The site has Phoenix as a big favorite in Game 5 against Dallas on Tuesday night.
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