5* NBA *BEST BET*
Washington vs. Phoenix,
02/20/2012 21:00 EDT,
Score: 88 - 104
Point Spread: +5½/-105 Washington
5* NBA *BEST BET* on Wizards +5.5
Motivated by back-to-back defeats and further fueled by a 9-game losing streak in the series, expect the Wizards to play some inspired basketball this evening.
The Suns are coming off a big revenge win over the Lakers last night and very likely won't give the Wizards enough respect here. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when their starting 5 players combine for more than 160 minutes the previous day. Washington, which has had 2 full days of rest, will be the fresher team tonight.
The Suns are 0-9 ATS in home games the last 2 seasons when matched up against an opponent with a winning percentage of 25% or less. The Suns have only won these games by an average of 0.1 points.
It's also worth noting that the road team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. Take the points.