The Dallas Mavericks face the Phoenix Suns on May 2 in the opener of their second-round playoff series. It will be a tall task for Luka Doncic and company against the reigning Western Conference champions, but the Mavs are one of the hottest teams in the league right now.
Chris Paul averaged 22.3 points and 11.3 assists per game on 56.7 percent shooting from the field in the Suns' first-round series win over the Pelicans. The 36-year-old is playing the best basketball of his career as Phoenix has its eyes set on winning the championship.
Fans are in for a treat as this should be a fantastic series between the two teams with the best records in the NBA since the start of 2022. Here is a look at how to watch, the odds, and more on Game 1.
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns Game 1: How to watch
Start time: 9:00 p.m. CT or 10:00 p.m. ET
How to watch: TNT (national)
Watch online: TNT online
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns Game 1: Injury report
Tim Hardaway Jr. remains out following foot surgery, and he will not be able to play in this series. Head coach Jason Kidd gave an update on his status on May 1, and he is the only Maverick on the NBA’s official injury report.
Dario Saric remains out as he recovers from an ACL tear, and he is the only player on the Suns' injury report.
Fans should be sure to check social media just before tipoff to catch any late-breaking information.
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns Game 1 odds, spread, over/under
According to WynnBet, the Mavs are 6.0-point underdogs coming into Game 1. They sit at plus-195 on the moneyline and the contest has an over/under of 214.5.
Looking for props bets? WynnBet has fans covered, including setting the odds of Luka Doncic scoring more than 30.5 points at minus-120. It feels like a safe selection because he has scored more than 30 points in ten of his 16 career NBA playoff games.
Dallas Mavericks at Phoenix Suns Game 1 predictions
The Mavs have the advantage heading into the fourth quarter, but the Suns pull off a come from behind win on a Chris Paul game-winner in Game 1. Dallas covers the spread as the game goes under 214 points.
Luka Doncic drops a 35-point double-double in the loss, but the contest gives Dallas confidence. They have lost nine straight against Phoenix, but they walk away believing they can win this series.
Expect it to be a close contest throughout on Monday night as both teams are hungry to gain the advantage in the series. Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks have upset on their minds, so tune in and enjoy Game 1.