The Mavericks came out of that tunnel scorching hot as they put up 37 points in the 1st quarter alone. When you start a game like that, the players will surely receive a confidence boost. Booker put up 35 points but the Suns still lost by 10. On paper, it might look like Luka and Brunson were the stars in Dallas but in reality, it was Finney-Smith. The 29-year-old forward shot 8 for 12 from the 3-point line. Eventually, Dallas made 20 3-pointers in total on 45.5% shooting, the major reason for their Game 4 victory. The tables also turned on CP3 who already had four personal fouls by the start of the second half and eventually fouled out in the 4th quarter. He played 23 minutes and put up 5 points and 7 assists. Let’s see the betting preview for Game 5 of the Suns v Mavericks.
So what factors will come into play for Game 5? Firstly, the Mavs are a bit vulnerable in the paint. Even though they scored more from there than the Suns in two of the previous four games, Dallas is outmatched in height. Another possible flaw is the overload on 3-pointers. Yes, they did well in Game 4 but it will not be like this all the time. The Mavs attempt 10, if not 20 more 3-pointers each game. This is their biggest strength but it could also be their eventual downfall. They’re also outmatched in rebounds and free throws. Phoenix averages 10 more rebounds and their free throw percentage is also 10% higher. All in all, if Doncic and co. can keep this rapid small ball playstyle up they have a chance to win Game 5 and even the series. But for our betting preview of the Suns v Mavericks, we’re giving Phoenix the next game, with a double-digit win.
The best betting odds for Suns v Mavericks Game 5
|Phoenix Suns||Dallas Mavericks|
A $100 bet would return $140
|+210||Bet on Bovada|
A $100 bet would return $325
|Bet on Bet Online|