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3 of 3 Experts (100%) with a pick against the spread are aligned. 9* play on the Phoenix Suns (Spread).
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How about the swing on the line in this matchup as these same two teams met earlier in the Bubble and the Mavericks were a 6-point favorite but are now a 6.5-point dog. But the situation for both teams is drastically different at this point in time as the Mavs are locked into the 7th seed and Phoenix still has a shot to get in. To put this as delicately as possible, Dallas would be stupid to play their Superstars here or other starters as health is key to make a long playoff run. We don’t expect to see Doncic or Porzingis for the Mavs against this red-hot Suns team Thursday. Phoenix is 7-0 in the Bubble and have played incredible basketball in the restart with Devon Booker leading the way. Phoenix has an average point differential of +11.3PPG in the Bubble which is the best overall number in the league and has won five of their seven games by 7 or more points. Are we betting a bad line here? No given the circumstances.
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The Suns are the biggest suprise in the bubble in Orlando, and their unbeaten run has put them in a position to force a play in game for the final playoff spot in the West. They will take on Dallas Thursday, and the Mavs are already looking ahead to their first round series. Luca Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis should ride the pine here, at least for the majority of the game. The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games overall, and they are 2-10 ATS in the last 12 meetings versus the Suns.
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The red hot Phoenix Suns have won seven straight games in the Orlando bubble. They need an eighth straight and a loss for either Portland and Memphis to earn a spot in the play-in game. Memphis plays before Phoenix while Portland plays the last game, so even if Memphis wins its game, Phoenix will still have every reason in the world to win this one and hope that the Blazers lose later. The Mavs on the other hand are locked into the seventh seed in the Western Conference playoffs and I would not be surprised if they give their key pieces the night off here to stay healthy and fresh for the postseason.
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