Planning on watching today’s Mavericks and Suns game? Catch the action at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ, as the Suns hosts this showdown at 10:30 ET on ESPN. This Western conference matchup has an over/under of 236 points, and the Suns are favored to win at home vs. the Mavericks.


The Pick: Dallas Mavericks +4.5

This game will be played at Footprint Center at 10:30 ET on Monday, December 25th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-111 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Our projections have Luka Doncic finishing with Luka Doncic points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Mavericks finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 16 threes.

Will the Mavericks Find a Way to Win in Phoenix?

As the Mavericks take on the Suns, they look to build on their above .500 record of 17-12. The Mavericks are currently 6th in the Western Conference and are the top team in the Southwest division.

Against the spread, Dallas are currently above .500, at 15-14 ATS. In their last four games as underdogs, the Mavericks have faced ATS losses, and they have a 13-6 record against the spread as favorites.

The Mavericks offense is coming off a game where they scored 144 points against the Spurs. They posted a field goal percentage of 52% and connected on 23 threes. Offensively, the Mavericks hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 20th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 17th in terms of percentage and 2nd in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Mavericks’ defense is positioned 22 in the NBA, permitting 117.9 points per game.

The Mavericks defense is coming off a game in which they held the Spurs offense to just 52% shooting. Overall, they gave up 119 points to San Antonio.

Can the Phoenix Offense Score Enough at Home?

As of now, the Suns have a 14-14 overall record and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Suns are in 11th place and are 5th in the Pacific division.

Phoenix has an overall ATS record of 10-18 as they come into today’s game. During this season, Phoenix has a 6-13 record against the spread as favorites and 4-5 as underdogs.

In contrast to their season average of 114.5 points per game, the Suns had a below average performance. They scored 105 points against the Kings and had a field goal percentage of 44.3%. The team’s top scorer is Kevin Durant, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 30.9, while Devin Booker also carries a PPG average of 27.7 into the game.

At this time, the Suns’ defense is positioned 15 in the NBA, permitting 114.0 points per game.

Inside the arc, the Suns defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.0% and 36.0% from three-point territory.