Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns: Injury Reports, Starting 5, Betting Odds, Tips & Spreads – May 15, 2022 | 2022 NBA Playoffs

The Phoenix Suns host the Dallas Mavericks in Game 7 of their Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday, with the series level at three games apiece.

The Mavericks will be looking to build on their Game 6 victory to reach the Conference Finals. Led by superstar Luka Doncic, the Mavericks will also need Spencer Dinwiddie, Jalen Brunson and Maxi Kleber to come to the party.

Meanwhile, the Suns will expect Chris Paul to take on the workload along with Devin Booker. The Suns were by far the best team in the regular season as they seek to win the championship. They have a better squad than the Mavericks and have more depth. The Suns also have one of the best defensemen in the league in Mikal Bridges.

The Golden State Warriors await the winner of this series in the conference final.


Dallas Mavericks injury report

Tim Hardaway Jr. is the lone absentee, nursing a foot injury and recovering from surgery.

Player

Status

Reason

Tim Hardway Jr. Outside Foot

Phoenix Suns injury report

Dario Saric is the only absentee, as he has an ACL injury.

Player Status Reason
Dario Saric Outside ACL

Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Betting Spread – May 15, 2022

Team

silver line

Total points (over and under)

Points distribution

Phoenix Suns -300 U 205 -6.5
Dallas Mavericks +235 O 205 +6.5

The Suns come in as slight fringe favorites despite losing three games in this series, including the last. This is due to the consistency and familiarity of the roster throughout the season and its better balance against Dallas.

However, the Mavericks will be craving their chances with Luka Doncic on their roster and their ability to warm up beyond the arc early on.

Odds sourced from Draft Kings SB.


Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns Betting Tips

Dallas Mavericks

  1. Luka Doncic is averaging 32.2 PPG in this series.
  2. Dallas won 21 road games during the regular season.
  3. The Mavericks have won Games 3, 4 and 6 of this series.

Click here to place a bet on Luka Doncic scoring 30+ points in this game.

Phoenix Suns

  1. Devin Booker averages over 25 PPG in this series.
  2. The Suns lost only nine home games during the regular season.
  3. They have won 32 regular season home games.

Click here to bet on this match in overtime.


Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns Predicted Lineups

Mavericks

Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson are expected to start as guards. Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith could fill forward positions in the frontcourt, with Dwight Powell starting as center.


Suns

Devin Booker and Chris Paul should take care of the backcourt. Mikal Bridges and Jae Crowder could be in the frontcourt, with Deandre Ayton in the middle.

  1. The series is level 3-3.
  2. Chris Paul averages 14 PPG in this series.
  3. The Mavericks won 23 road games during the regular season.

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Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns: Planned starting 5

Dallas Mavericks

G: Luka Doncic; G: Jalen Brunson; F: Dorian Finney Smith; F: Reggie Bullock; VS : Dwight Powell.

Phoenix Suns

g -Chris Paul; g -Devin Booker; F – Mikal Bridges; F -Jae Crowder; VS – Deandre Ayton.


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