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Mavericks vs. Suns prediction, odds, line: 2022 NBA playoff picks, Game 2 bets from model on 86-58 run

The Dallas Mavericks travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night. The Suns opened the series with a thrilling 121-114 win. The Mavericks will come out aggressive and hungry to avoid an 0-2 deficit before heading back to Dallas.

Tip-off at the Footprint Center is at 10 p.m. ET. Phoenix is favored by six points in the latest Mavericks vs. Suns odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 216. Before locking in any Suns vs. Mavericks picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters the third full week of the 2022 NBA playoffs on a stunning 86-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,100. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Mavericks vs. Suns, and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Suns vs. Mavericks:

  • Mavericks vs. Suns spread: Phoenix -6
  • Mavericks vs. Suns over-under: 216 points
  • Mavericks vs. Suns money line: Phoenix -260, Dallas +210
  • DAL: The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last six road games
  • PHO: The over is 4-0 in the Suns’ last four games following an ATS win

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Why the Suns can cover

Center Deandre Ayton is a physical and athletic force in the paint for the Suns. Ayton has a nice touch around the rim with a solid mid-range jumper. The Arizona product is averaging 21.1 points and 9.6 rebounds, while shooting 50 percent from the field. In the Game 1 win, Ayton finished with 25 points, eight rebounds, and went 12-for-20 from the floor. 

Guard Chris Paul is a veteran presence on the court for the Suns. Paul brings undeniable leadership and experience to the lineup. The 12-time All-Star is a mid-range assassin with superb court vision. Paul is logging 21.9 points, 10.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game. Paul logged 19 points and five assists in the Game 1 victory. 

Why the Mavericks can cover

Guard Luka Doncic impacts the game in many different ways. Doncic has great size and strength to play through contact or shoot right over defenders. The three-time All-Star consistently pulls down boards while racking up assists. He is leading the team in points (33), rebounds (11), and assists (6.2). In the Game 1 loss, Doncic produced 45 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists. 

Guard Spencer Dinwiddie is another lengthy, ball-handler in the backcourt for Dallas. Dinwiddie is a smart and efficient distributor. He attacks the rack with tenacity but is patient when setting his teammates up. He could also stretch the floor if needed. The Colorado product is logging 14.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. 

How to make Suns vs. Mavericks picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting 226 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Suns vs. Mavericks picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Mavericks vs. Suns? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out. 

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