At 10:00 ET, the 39-29 Suns (-361) will host the 38-30 76ers (+284) in a non-conference matchup. The Suns are favored by 8.5 points (-8.5), and the over/under line is 220.5.

Philadelphia is currently on a two-game winning streak and is 6th in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile, Phoenix is 8th in the West and sits 3rd in the Pacific Division.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS VS PHOENIX SUNS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Philadelphia 76ers +8.5

This game will be played at Footprint Center at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, March 20th.

WHY BET THE PHILADELPHIA 76ERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 110-106 in favor of the Suns.
  • Our projections have Kevin Durant finishing with Kevin Durant points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.0% and knocking down 15 threes.

Can the 76ers Pull the Upset on the Road?

The 76ers have won their last two games as the favorite and have an ATS record of 27-17 as the favorite and 10-13 as the underdog. Today, they are 8.5-point underdogs and have an ATS record of 7-17 as the underdog.

Philadelphia’s O/U record for the season is 34-34, and the under has hit in their last six games. This year, their games have averaged 227.2 points per game compared to today’s O/U line of 220.5.

In their most recent game, the 76ers defeated the Heat by a score of 98-91. The O/U line for that game was 205.5, and Philadelphia covered the spread as 2.5-point favorites.

With a record of 38-30, the 76ers are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 26-20 and 6-8 against their division. On the road, the 76ers are 17-15 compared to 21-15 at home.

Philadelphia’s offense has been one of the most aggressive in the league, ranking 6th in two-point attempts per game. However, they have struggled from beyond the arc, hitting just 35% of their three-point attempts (23rd). Overall, the 76ers are 21st in field goal percentage.

Despite their struggles from deep, the 76ers lead the NBA in free throw attempts and are 1st in free throws made. On the season, they are averaging 114.8 points per game (14th).

When looking at their scoring splits, Philadelphia has been slightly better on the road, averaging 113.8 points compared to 115.7 at home (16th).

Coming into the game, the 76ers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 47.1% of their games. Currently, they are 9th in the NBA at 112.3 points per game allowed. On two point field goal attempts, the 76ers’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.9% and allowing 35.1% from beyond the arc.

Do the Suns Stand a Chance at Home?

Today, the Suns are favored by 8.5 points against the 76ers. As the favorite, they have gone 33-17 this season, and they have been favored in 50 of their 68 games. In games where they are favored, they have an average scoring margin of +4.9 points per game.

Phoenix is 12-22 against the spread at home this season and have failed to cover the spread in five straight home games. Overall, their ATS record is 26-41, and they are 7-11 vs. the spread as the underdog.

In their last game, the Suns lost to the Bucks by a score of 140-129. The O/U line for that game was 227 points, and Phoenix was favored by 2.5 points. This dropped their overall record to 39-29, which is currently 8th in the Western Conference.

For the season, the Suns have an O/U record of 30-37-1. In their games, the average combined scoring total is 231.5 points, which is higher than today’s line of 220.5.

Against teams from the East, the Suns are 17-10 compared to 22-19 against the West. In the Pacific Division, they are in 3rd place.

When it comes to scoring, the Suns are 11th in the NBA at 116.9 points per game. At home, they are averaging the same amount of points per game as their overall average.

Phoenix is one of the best shooting teams in the league, ranking 5th in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are only 21st in three-pointers made per game.

So far this season, the Suns have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.9% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 15th in the league.

In terms of defense, Suns is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 114.6 points per game. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Suns defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 53.2% while allowing 36.6% from downtown.