At 8:30 ET on ABC, the Brooklyn Nets (19-27) will host the Phoenix Suns (27-20) in a non-conference matchup. The Suns are favored by 3.5 points and have a moneyline of -159. The over/under line is set at 232.5.
Brooklyn is currently on a two-game win streak and sits 11th in the Eastern Conference. Phoenix is 6th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Pacific Division.
PHOENIX SUNS VS BROOKLYN NETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Phoenix Suns -3.5
This game will be played at Barclays Center at 8:30 ET on Wednesday, January 31st.
WHY BET THE PHOENIX SUNS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-109 in favor of the Suns.
- Our projections have Devin Booker finishing with Devin Booker points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists.
- From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.6% and knocking down 14 threes.
Can the Suns Pull Out the Win as Road Favorites?
Phoenix is looking to extend their winning streak to four games after defeating the Heat 118-105 in a game that went under the O/U line of 230. The Suns were 2.5-point underdogs in that game.
The Suns have an O/U record of 23-24 this season, and their games have averaged 230.6 points per game. In non-conference games, their O/U line has averaged 230.9 points.
This season, the Suns are 17-29 against the spread and 10-12 ATS on the road. As the favorite, they are 11-22 ATS and have lost two straight games vs. the spread.
Phoenix is favored by 3.5 points in today’s game, and they have a 22-12 record as the favorite. As the favorite, they have gone 5-8 straight-up and 6-7 vs. the spread.
In the Western Conference, the Suns are in 6th place with a record of 27-20. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 17-14 and 5-7 against the Pacific Division.
So far this season, the Suns have been one of the NBA’s most efficient offensive teams, ranking 6th in field goal percentage and 5th in true shooting percentage. They are scoring 116.4 points per game, which is 13th in the league.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Suns have made 11.9 threes per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. They are shooting 37% from beyond the arc, which is 11th in the league.
Overall, Phoenix is 24th in pace at 97.9 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 16th in the NBA with 26.3 per game.
On defense, the Suns come into the game ranked 15th in the league in points allowed at 114.2 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 117 points per contest (17th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Suns squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 53.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.0% from downtown.
Will the Nets Win at Home?
In their last game, the Nets defeated the Jazz by a score of 147-114. The combined scoring total of 261 points easily went over the O/U line of 236.
Currently, Brooklyn is 19-27 overall and in 11th place in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 6-13 compared to 13-14 against other teams in the East.
As the underdog, the Nets have a scoring margin of -5.2 points per game. Today, they are getting 3.5 points against the Suns. Brooklyn’s ATS record as the underdog is 13-15.
On average, the Nets’ games have finished with 228.9 points per game, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 232.5. This season, 32 of their games have had lower O/U lines than 232.5.
Brooklyn’s home ATS record for the season is 14-8, and they have covered the spread in their last two games. As the underdog, their ATS record is 13-15.
At home, the Nets are averaging 115.2 points per game, which is 19th in the NBA. Overall, they are 20th in scoring at 114 points per game. In terms of three-point shooting, Brooklyn is 7th in made threes but just 15th in three-point shooting percentage.
When it comes to two-point shooting, the Nets are 26th in field goal percentage and 26th in two-point shooting percentage. However, they are 5th in offensive rebounds and 13th in assists.
So far this season, the Nets have outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.5% of their games. In terms of pace, Brooklyn is 23rd in the league.
So far, the Nets’ defense is ranked 16th in the league at 114.9 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Nets are forcing 12 per game, which is 7th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 10th in blocked shots at 5.5 per game.