Today’s NBA matchup between the Suns and Wizards is a non-conference game that will be played in Washington at the Capital One Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 ET and the game can be seen on NBA TV.
Phoenix is favored by 11 points over the Wizards, who have lost two straight games. The Suns are 28-21 on the year and are currently 6th in the Western Conference. Washington is just 9-39 and sits 14th in the East.
PHOENIX SUNS VS WASHINGTON WIZARDS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Washington Wizards +11
This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 3:30 ET on Sunday, February 4th.
WHY BET THE WASHINGTON WIZARDS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-114 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.
Will Phoenix Live Up to Expectations on the Road?
In their last game, the Suns fell to the Hawks by a score of 129-120. The O/U line for the game was 251 points, and Phoenix was favored by 3.5 points going into the game.
For the season, the Suns are 24-25 on the over/under, and 38 of their games have had lower O/U lines than today’s line of 237.5. On average, their games have finished with 231.4 points.
Phoenix has gone 18-30 against the spread this season, including an 11-13 record on the road. As the favorite, they are 12-23 ATS and have gone 6-7 ATS as the underdog.
The Suns are currently favored by 11 points and have a record of 23-13 as the favorite. This season, they have been favored in 36 of their 49 games.
After the loss to the Hawks, the Suns are now 28-21 on the season, which is good for 6th place in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 17-14 and 5-7 against other teams in the Pacific Division.
Heading into their matchup with the Wizards, the Suns are 12th in the NBA in scoring at 116.9 points per game. They have outscored the league average in 55.1% of their games this season.
When it comes to shooting, Phoenix is one of the most efficient teams in the league, ranking 4th in field goal percentage and 4th in true shooting percentage. They are also 6th in two-point shooting at 56%.
From beyond the arc, the Suns are 8th in three-point shooting at 37%. However, they are just 21st in three-point makes per game. Overall, Phoenix is 24th in pace at 97.9 possessions per game.
Phoenix’s defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 114.7 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 14 per game, which is 26th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 7th in blocked shots at 5.9 per game.
Is A Home Victory Likely for Underdog Washington?
Washington’s O/U record for the season is 22-26, and the under has hit in seven straight games. Today’s O/U line is set at 237.5, and the Wizards have an average combined scoring of 238.5 points per game.
In their last game against the Heat, the Wizards lost 110-102 as 8-point underdogs. The O/U line for that game was 228.5 points.
Against the spread, the Wizards are 22-25 this season, including a 6-16 mark at home. Washington has covered the spread in five straight road games and has an ATS record of 16-9 on the road.
Looking at the Western Conference, the Wizards are 9-39 overall, which is 14th in the East. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 6-28 and 2-10 against their division.
As for their ATS record as underdogs, the Wizards are 22-22 this season. They have been the underdog in all but three of their games and have lost their last two games straight up.
Heading into tonight’s game, the Wizards are the top-ranked team in terms of pace. They are averaging 102.2 possessions per game. In terms of scoring, Washington is 17th in the league, averaging 114.8 points per game.
When it comes to their offensive style, the Wizards have been one of the best teams at getting to the rim. They are 5th in the league in two-point field goals made and 7th in two-point field goal attempts. Overall, Washington is shooting 47% from the field, which is 15th in the NBA.
From beyond the arc, the Wizards are 26th in three-point shooting at 34%. They are averaging 11.9 made threes per game, which is 23rd in the league. In terms of free throws, Washington is 23rd in both makes and attempts.
Looking at the Wizards defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 123.7 points per game (30th). Inside the arc, the Wizards defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.4% and 37.2% from three-point territory.