NBA: Phoenix [email protected] Dallas Mavericks
- Title : NBA: Phoenix [email protected] Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns will meet in their regular-season final tonight. The Dallas Mavericks are locked-in as the 7th seed in the upcoming Western Conference playoff, regardless of the outcome of this game. The Suns, however, have to win this game. Phoenix also needs a loss from either Memphis or Portland to qualify for the play-in tournament. Portland will play the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday, and Memphis ends the season against Milwaukee.
Phoenix need to win this. Dallas is already finish!
Dallas is currently the third highest-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 117.2 points per game. Dallas is attempting 41.5 three-point attempts per game, which is the second-highest total in the NBA while ranking ninth shooting 36.8% from beyond the arch.
The Phoenix Suns improved their record to 33-39, with a 130-117 win over the Philadephia 76ers on Tuesday. Devin Booker led the way with 35 points, followed by Mikal Bridges, who added 24 points. With the win over the 76ers, the Suns improved to a perfect 7-0 from inside of the NBA "bubble" The Suns still have to win against Dallas if they want a chance to grab the 8th or 9th seed. This season in the Western Conference, because the 8th seed will be less than four games ahead of the 9th seed, the two teams will have to compete in a play-in tournament.
Im thinking over points in this game. Dallas can put up points in a hurry anytime. they are the second in the NBA, only behind Houston in 3 points attempts and rank first in the NBA in offensive efficiency. The over has cashed in the last 4 games for Dallas and 5 of their 7 games played since the NBA restart again. Even if Dallas sits some key players. I expect the 3 points attempts to keep flying in this game.
Suns have played over in there last 3 games and in 5 of their 7 bubble as well. I expect a big game from Booker and Suns offense in this game.
NBA prediction: Totally over 234,5 points (betfair)