The Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns square off in a Western Conference bout on Thursday night. Both clubs own a 25-24 record overall, and the teams split their earlier two matchups this season. The Suns lead the all-time series 95-75 and recently had their 10-game win streak against Dallas halted on Dec. 5 as the Mavs won 130-111. Devin Booker (groin) and Cameron Payne (foot) are out for Phoenix, while Christian Wood (thumb) and Maxi Kleber (hamstring) are out for Dallas.

Tip-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Suns as a 1-point favorite in the latest Mavericks vs. Suns odds The over/under for total points is set at 221. Before making any Suns vs. Mavericks picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

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Now, the model has set its sights on Mavericks vs. Suns and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Suns vs. Mavericks:

  • Mavericks vs. Suns spread: Phoenix -1
  • Mavericks vs. Suns Over-Under: 221 points
  • Mavericks vs. Suns money line: Phoenix -120, Dallas +100
  • DAL: Mavericks are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Thursday games
  • PHO: Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall
  • Mavericks vs. Suns picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why the Mavericks can cover

Forward Tim Hardaway Jr. is a sharpshooter on the outside with the ability to create his own shot. Hardaway Jr. constantly cuts to the rim to get easy looks but will get his fair share of shots from beyond the arc as well. The Michigan product averages 13.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, and shoots 35.9% from downtown. On Jan. 22, he tallied 22 points and knocked down five 3-pointers.

Forward Dorian Finney-Smith is a long, athletic, and versatile piece who is able to defend both the three and four spots due to his great instincts. The Florida product is always slashing to the basket and can hit a 3-pointer if left open. He's averaging 8.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. On Jan. 24, Finney-Smith logged 12 points and five rebounds. 

Why the Suns can cover

Center Deandre Ayton is a nimble and mobile big man who has a solid low post game to go along with a reliable mid-range jumper. The Arizona product continues to be active on the glass and consistently fights down low to secure rebounds. Ayton averages 17.5 points, 9.9 rebounds, and shoots 58% from the field. On Jan. 19, he finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds, and four assists.

Forward Mikal Bridges is an exceptional two-way threat in the frontcourt. Bridges has great length and footwork that allows him to quickly change directions defensively. The Villanova product utilizes his smooth perimeter jumper to be a reliable catch-and-shoot option from downtown. Bridges is putting up 16.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game, and he's topped 20 points in six of his last eight games.

How to make Mavericks vs. Suns picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 232 points. The model also says one side hits almost 70% of the time. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Suns vs. Mavericks? And which side hits almost 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.