Free NBA Picks Today: Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns 3/5/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns 3/5/23
Sun 5th March 2023

The Dallas Mavericks (33-31, 21-12 Home) will try to break down one of the NBA’s top scoring defenses when they play host to the Phoenix Suns (35-29, 14-19 Away) on Sunday. Phoenix dismantled the Chicago Bulls 125-104 at United Center on Friday.

With 35 points and six assists, Devin Booker was a top performer. The Suns are the fourth seed in the Western Conference. Dallas found victory on Thursday at American Airlines Center, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 133-126.

Luka Doncic had 42 points and 12 assists, leading the team. The Mavericks are sixth in the Western Conference. The teams are meeting for the last time this season. Phoenix will be looking to level the season series after winning only one of the three previous meetings.

Dallas won the most recent showdown 99-95 at Footprint Center on January 26. Spencer Dinwiddie led the Mavericks with 36 points, nine assists, and six rebounds. Chris Paul had 22 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds in defeat.

The Suns have been led this season by Deandre Ayton and Mikal Bridges, who are averaging 18.1 and 17.2 points per game, respectively. Ayton also has grabbed 9.9 rebounds per game, 10th-most in the league, while Bridges has dished 3.6 assists per game. Doncic has supplied much of the Mavs’ offense, averaging 33.4 points per game. He is the top scorer in the league.

Doncic has also averaged 8.1 assists, sixth-most in the NBA, and 8.7 rebounds per game. The Suns rank as one of the top scoring defenses in the league, fifth-best with 110.8 points per game allowed. The Suns have come up short more often than not in recent trips to American Airlines Center, losing six of the last 10.

Phoenix is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +6.7 (113.8-107.1). Dallas has split the last 10 (5-5), scoring 121.9 points per game on average while allowing 118.1 (+3.8 margin). The Mavericks are averaging 113.8 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.9.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Cameron Payne: 10.8 | 18.6 | -7.8
Points per game:
Kevin Durant: 21.5 | 29.3 | -7.8
Assists per game:
Devin Booker: 7.6 | 5.7 | +1.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Maxi Kleber: 14.5 | 11.0 | +3.5
Rebounds per game:
Luka Doncic: 6.4 | 8.7 | -2.3

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Dallas Mavs (-120)

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