The Dallas Mavericks are in Phoenix on Christmas Day to take on the Suns. Dallas is coming off of a huge win against the Spurs and Phoenix has dropped two in a row. This is going to be a very tough game for the Mavericks but if Dereck Lively makes his return, they have a fair chance to sneak out a big win.
Date and Time: Monday, December 25th, 2023; 9:00 PM CST
Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ.
- Spread: Dallas +4.5 (-112)
- O/U 238.5
- Mavs ML: +150
The Mavericks and Suns have a lot of history, dating back to Luka Doncic’s first career game in Phoenix. The teams don’t like each other, especially after their playoff series two seasons ago. The Mavericks have covered the 4.5 points in their last four regular-season meetings, and without Jusuf Nurkic for the Suns, Dallas will cover again today. Take the Mavericks +4.5.
- Devin Booker over 30.5 points (-115)
- Luka Doncic over 36.5 points (-120)
These two props are simple: they’re the leaders of their teams, and it is Christmas. This is a matchup that will fire both guys up and it should be a barn burner with a high game total. Despite the inflated lines, Doncic and Booker should clear and have huge individual games.
Play of the Day
- Mavericks money line (+150)
Dereck Lively could be set to make his return today, and if he does the Mavericks have a great chance to win. Even if he does not, Phoenix has limited personnel at the center position and Luka Doncic is one of the best in the league at taking advantage of that.
Expect a Mavericks win.