The Brooklyn Nets (21-27) will be at home in the Barclays Center when they take on the Phoenix Suns (20-29). Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday, February 3, 2020, and it can be seen on YES Network.
Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets Odds Preview
The Suns got blown out by the Milwaukee Bucks in their last game, 129-108, despite being 1-point favorites. Phoenix’s Deandre Ayton recorded 20 points and 14 rebounds in the game. Milwaukee held the Suns to an effective field goal percentage of 0.419 (below their season average of 0.526). Phoenix, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (8.0 vs. 12.8). The two teams combined to score 237 points, which came in over the O/U total of 224.
The last time the Nets took the floor, they were 1.5-point favorites and were defeated by the Washington Wizards, 113-107. With 13 points, 15 rebounds and five assists, Brooklyn’s Jarrett Allen played well. Washington had a turnover percentage of 7.5 (better than their season average of 11.7). Brooklyn, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.500 vs. 0.485). The two teams collectively scored 220 points, which finished well under the O/U total of 242.5.
These two teams have already met once this season. The two teams combined to score 250 points in that game, which was well over the projected point total of 231. The Suns won 138-112, covering as 3-point favorites. Phoenix had a much better turnover percentage (6.1 vs. 14.7). Brooklyn, on the other hand, did a terrific job of making free throws (16-17; 94.1 percent). Ricky Rubio recorded a double-double with 22 points and 12 assists.
Of Phoenix’s 48 games that accepted bets, 25 have finished over the projected point total, while 24 of Brooklyn’s 48 games have finished over the projected point total. Both teams have mediocre straight up (SU) records (20-29 for Phoenix; 21-27 for Brooklyn), but the Suns have the advantage against the spread (ATS). Phoenix is 24-23-1 ATS, while the Nets are 21-26-1.
It might be a mistake-prone game for the Brooklyn offense. Brooklyn ranks 26th in the league in ball protection (turnover percentage of 14.4 percent), while the pesky defense of Phoenix forces the third-most turnovers in the NBA (14.6 percent).
Phoenix Suns vs. Brooklyn Nets Betting Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Suns, ATS Winner – Suns, O/U – Under
The Suns rank second in assists per game (27.0) while the Nets rank 17th (23.8).
Brooklyn ranks 19th in blocks per game (4.7) while Phoenix ranks 29th (3.9).
Phoenix ranks 13th in steals per game (7.8) while Brooklyn ranks 26th (6.8).
Phoenix is 14-8 ATS on the road, while Brooklyn is 13-12 ATS at home.
The total has gone over in 13 of the Nets’ 25 home games, while 12 of the Suns’ 22 road games have gone under.
When holding opponents under 100 points, Brooklyn is 4-1 and Phoenix is 6-2.
The Suns are 19-24 when they reach the century mark, while the Nets are 21-20.
The Suns rank fifth in three pointers allowed per game (31.6) while the Nets rank 18th (34.2).
Phoenix ranks fourth in points off turnovers per game (18.4) while Brooklyn ranks 25th in points off turnovers allowed per game (17.8).
The Nets average 50.1 points in the paint per game, which ranks fifth in the NBA. The Suns rank 22nd in points allowed in the paint per game (49.8).
The Suns average 14.1 fast break points per game, which ranks 11th in the NBA. The Nets rank 12th in fast break points allowed per game (12.8).
Brooklyn ranks third in rebounds per game (47.8) while Phoenix ranks 20th (43.7).
Brooklyn is 3-2 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders in its last five games.
Over its past five games, Phoenix is 2-3 ATS with 4 unders and 1 over.
The Nets have outscored opponents by an average of 3.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Brooklyn has lost by an average of 2.0 points.
During their last five games, the Suns have scored an average of 112.0 points per game (0.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 111.4 points per game (2.4 below their season average).