The Dallas Mavericks host the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 20 in a battle of the two hottest teams in the Western Conference. Both have four straight and seven of their last eight games before squaring off in a pivotal game.
Superstar Luka Doncic had a season-high 41 points in a win over the Raptors on Wednesday night. Dallas will be on the second night of a back-to-back as they face the team with the best record in the NBA.
The Suns have won eight straight games against Dallas, and the Mavericks have not topped Phoenix since Nov. 29, 2019. Can they end that losing streak on Jan. 20? Fans won’t want to miss the contest, so here are all the particulars to know.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns: How to watch
Start time: 6:30 p.m. CT or 7:30 p.m. ET
How to watch: TNT (national)
Watch online: TNTdrama.com
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns: Injury report
The Mavs are on the second night of a back-to-back, so they have not yet submitted an injury report. Sterling Brown missed Wednesday’s game with a foot injury. Expect him to be questionable at best to face the Suns.
Phoenix will be without Deandre Ayton (ankle), Frank Kaminsky (knee), Dario Saric (knee), and Abdel Nader (knee) on Thursday night. They are the only players listed on their injury report.
Fans should be sure to check social media just before tipoff for all the latest information.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavericks are 3.0-point underdogs as they host the Suns on the second night of a back-to-back. They are plus-130 on the moneyline, and the game has an over/under of 217.
The Mavs over/under is 106.5, which they failed to top in the previous two meetings against the Suns this season.
Dallas Mavericks vs. Phoenix Suns predictions
Defeating the Suns is never easy, but it is that much tougher on the second night of a back-to-back. Devin Booker has killed the Mavericks in recent meetings, and he goes for his fourth straight 30-point game as the Suns top Dallas in a hard-fought game.
Luka Doncic follows his best game of the season with 28 points as he narrowly misses a triple-double, but it is not enough for the Mavs to pick up a win. Expect Phoenix to cover the spread, and the contest to go under 217 as Dallas scored 102 points.
The Dallas Mavericks face a stern test against the best team in the Western Conference on Thursday night in a TNT broadcast. Fans will not want to miss it, so please tune in and enjoy the show.