Phoenix Suns now slim underdogs in Game 3 vs. Dallas Mavericks

May 6, 2022, 8:36 AM | Updated: 3:55 pm
Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams hands off the ball during a break in the action during the f...

Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams hands off the ball during a break in the action during the first half of Game 2 in the second round of the NBA Western Conference playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

Following a pair of Phoenix Suns wins at Footprint Center, the Western Conference semifinals matchup against the Mavericks now flips to Dallas for two games.

Phoenix flexed their dominance at home, highlighted by a 129-109 Game 2 victory, yet oddsmakers believe Game 3 will be a tight one.

After the Suns originally opened as slim one-point favorites, FanDuel Sportsbook and BetOnline now have Phoenix as one- and 1.5-point underdogs, respectively, against the Mavericks on Friday night. Both have the over/under set at 218 points.

The odds on FanDuel for the Suns against the spread sit at -108 with the money line now at -102.

DraftKings, however, still has the Suns as one-point favorites. The sportsbook also has the Suns at -105 against the spread and money line of -110.

The Suns enter Friday night’s matchup clearly looking like the better team.

After Deandre Ayton paced the team with 25 points in a Game 1 win, the pairing of Devin Booker and Chris Paul took over in the Game 2.

Leading the way Wednesday was Booker, who dropped 30 points, highlighted by a trio of back-to-back-to-back three balls, on 11-of-19 shooting (5-of-8 from long range). He also added four assists and four rebounds.

Right there with him was Paul.

The point guard turned in yet another stellar postseason performance of his NBA career, recording 28 points, eight assists (a game high) and six rebounds. Fourteen of his points came in the fourth quarter alone. He shot a 11-of-16 from the field.

The Suns take on the Mavericks on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. Tune to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station for all the action.

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