Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns: August 2, 2020 NBA Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on August 3, 2020

On Sunday (August 2, 2020), the Dallas Mavericks (40-28) are currently 5.5-point favorites over the Phoenix Suns (27-39). The matchup has an over/under of 237.5. The battle between these two teams at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Reunion, Florida is one of six contests on the docket in the NBA for the day. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 PM ET.

Betting Information

Mavericks vs Suns Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Mavericks -5.5 -110 -110 237.5 -110 -110

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Mavericks vs Suns
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Suns (+5.5) Under (237.5) Mavericks 116 Suns 111

Head to Head

Dallas and Phoenix have split the two games they’ve played this season. Both the Mavericks and the Suns have 1-1 records against the spread in those outings.

Mavericks vs Suns in 2019-20
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Result
1/28/2020 Mavericks -7 227.5 -289 235 133-104 PHO
11/29/2019 Mavericks -2 231 -134 113 120-113 DAL

Mavericks Betting Information

  • More often than not, Dallas and its foes have united to reach the over, cashing in on 41 of 68 chances this season.
  • Against the spread, Dallas has been strong this season, posting a 34-31-2 record.
  • The Mavericks have covered half the time, going 13-13-1 against the spread when favored by at least 5.5 points.

Suns Betting Information

  • Phoenix has covered the spread in less than half of its contests, going 30-34-2 ATS.
  • When they are 5.5-point underdogs, the Suns have a record ATS of 8-7.
  • In 32 out Phoenix’s 66 games this year, (48.5%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

Over/Under Analysis

Mavericks vs Suns Total Facts
Games Over Total % Over Total Average PPG Combined Average PPG Average Opponent PPG Combined Average Opponent PPG Average Total
Mavericks 19 27.9% 116.8 229.5 110.9 224.8 227.8
Suns 16 24.2% 112.7 229.5 113.9 224.8 226.6

Mavericks Leaders

  • The Mavericks points and assists leader is Luka Doncic. He averages 28.7 points per game and contributes 8.7 assists.
  • Dallas’ rebounding leader is Kristaps Porzingis, who averages 9.6 per game.
  • Tim Hardaway Jr. is the top three-point shooter for the Mavericks, hitting 3.0 per game.
  • Dallas’ blocks leader is Porzingis, who collects 2.1 per game. Delon Wright leads the team averaging 1.2 steals a contest.

Suns Leaders

  • Devin Booker owns the Suns top spot in scoring with 26.1 points per game and also tacks on 4.2 rebounds and 6.5 assists per contest.
  • When it comes to Phoenix leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Deandre Ayton with 12.0 rebounds per game and Ricky Rubio with 8.9 assists per game.
  • Phoenix’s Rubio has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.6 per game and Ayton is first in blocks with 1.7 per game.
  • Booker leads the Suns in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 2.0 made threes per game.

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