The Brooklyn Nets (12-10) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (13-10) on Wednesday, December 13th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on AZFa. The Suns are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Nets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Warriors. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.
Nets vs Suns
The Nets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, the Nets fell to the Kings by a score of 131-118. The Nets picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 54-48.
Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Suns, the Nets are 12-10 overall and have a winning record against Eastern Conference teams at 11-8. In non-conference play, the Nets are 1-2.
Brooklyn arrives with an ATS record of 16-5 for the season up to this point. The Nets maintain an ATS record of 6-3 on the road, while they have a 10-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Suns Are Coming Off A Win
The Suns notched a win against the Warriors in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 119-116. The Suns faced the Warriors as +1 underdogs, achieving both a straight-up and ATS win in the game. Before the game, the over/under line was 228.5 points, and both teams ended up surpassing that mark.
So far this season, the Suns have gone 13-10 overall and are 1-2 in their last three games. On the road, the Suns are 7-4 compared to 6-6 at home.
Phoenix’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 10-13 for the season. The Suns have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 4-4 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
Nets Offense Breakdown
Leading up to today’s matchup, the Nets are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 117 points per game (8th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Nets are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 98.2 per contest. Even though the team has preferred to play at a slower pace, their effective field goal percentage of 55% has helped them with their overall scoring numbers.
Suns Offense Breakdown
Heading into play, the Suns’ offense is rated 12th in the league in scoring, averaging 115.3 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Suns will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.3 made 3’s per game. If Phoenix continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 25th in the league in possessions per game.
Nets Team Defense
So far, the Nets’ defense is ranked 19th in the league at 114.0 points per contest.
In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 12.5 turnovers per game, ranking 8th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.7 blocked shots each game.
Suns Team Defense
At this time, the Suns’ defense is positioned 13th in the NBA, permitting 113.1 points per game.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 14.3 per game, which is 24th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 1st in blocked shots at 6.9 per game.
Key Players For The Nets And Suns
In today’s game, we anticipate Cam Thomas leading the scoring for the Nets, contributing 18 points while shooting 7/15 from the field. This season, he is averaging 23.2 points per game along with 3.2 boards.
As for Phoenix, Kevin Durant is projected to be the primary scorer for the Suns. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 18, and adding 4 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 52.1% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 31 points per game.
Nets vs Suns Trends
- In their last three road games, Brooklyn has averaged 125 points per game while allowing 130. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
- Across their ten previous home games, Phoenix has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 6-4 while averaging 113 points per game.
- In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Nets have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 2-1.
- Going back to their previous ten games as the favorite, Phoenix has an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 7-3 straight up.
As the underdogs with a spread of +4, we recommend going with the Nets on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 228.5 and our model has the Nets and Suns finishing with a combined 223 points. Our pick is to take the under.
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