The Dallas Mavericks face the Phoenix Suns on Monday night in a playoff rematch. Luka Doncic and company knocked out the top-seeded Suns in the conference semifinals last season in a decisive Game 7. The Suns got a bit of revenge in the season-opener, but they will be hungry for more on Dec. 5.
The Suns are back atop the Western Conference, and they have won seven of their last eight games. Phoenix won in San Antonio on Sunday afternoon, and they will be ready to face the Mavs, despite it being the second night of a back-to-back.
Fans won’t want to miss Monday’s game, so here is a look at the odds, how to watch, and more as the Mavericks host the Suns.
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns odds, spread, over/under
According to the FanDuel Sportsbook, the Mavericks are three-point favorites heading into the contest, and they sit at minus-148 on the moneyline. The over/under for the contest is 221.5.
The over/under for Luka’s scoring is 31.5 points. Doncic scored 35 on opening night. Can he net 32 in the rematch? Fans should be pounding the over on Luka’s scoring, and check out all the player props at FanDuel.
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns injury report
Christian Wood is listed as questionable on the NBA’s official injury report with an illness. He missed Saturday’s game in New York City, so be sure to check closer to tipoff for an update on his status.
The Suns ruled out Chris Paul (heel), Jae Crowder (not with team), Torrey Craig (groin), Cameron Johnson (meniscus), and Duane Washington Jr. (hip) for Monday's game.
Fans should be sure to check social media for any late-breaking injury news ahead of this contest.
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns how to watch
Start time: 7:30 p.m. CT or 8:30 p.m. ET
TV channels: NBA TV (national), Bally Sports Southwest- Dallas (Mavericks local market), Bally Sports Arizona (Phoenix local market)
How to watch online: Bally Sports-plus or NBA League Pass
Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns predictions
Luka Doncic drops 38 as he helps the Mavs end their regular season losing streak to the Phoenix Suns. Devin Booker counters with 34, but the Suns run out of gas on the second night of a back-to-back as Dallas secures the win.
Spencer Dinwiddie drops 21 points on Monday night and Tim Hardaway Jr. stays hot with 18 in the team’s second straight win.
Dallas Mavericks' next game and schedule
The Mavs are facing a four-game week that features two back-to-back sets. Both times the Mavericks host before going on the road. Tuesday’s game in Denver has schedule loss written all over it, which makes the matchup against the Suns even more important.
Dec. 6 at Denver Nuggets at 9:00 p.m. CT
Dec. 9 vs. Milwaukee Bucks at 9:00 p.m. CT
Dec. 10 at Chicago Bulls at 7:00 p.m. CT
The Dallas Mavericks have not defeated the Suns in a regular season game since Nov. 2019. They have lost ten straight, and Luka Doncic and company plan on snapping the three-year drought on Monday night. Fans won’t want to miss it, so please tune in and enjoy.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.