Philadelphia 76ers vs Phoenix Suns NBA betting Prediction

NBA Philadelphia 76ers vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 3/20/2024

The Philadelphia 76ers (38-30) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (39-29) on Wednesday, March 20th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on NBCS. The 76ers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Suns are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Heat. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

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The 76ers Are Coming Off A Win

In their latest game against the Heat, Tyrese Maxey was the top scorer for the 76ers’ offense, scoring 30 points and shooting 11/24 from the field. Kelly Oubre Jr. also added 22 points as the 76ers won the game by a score of 98-91.

In their last ten games, the 76ers are 5-5 and have a 38-30 record overall. When playing against Eastern Conference teams, the 76ers are 26-20 and are 12-10 in non-conference games.

Philadelphia arrives with an ATS record of 37-30 for the season up to this point. During this season, Philadelphia has a 27-17 record against the spread as favorites and 10-13 as underdogs.

The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Suns conveyed a message to the Bucks with a score of 140-129. The Suns picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 82-60.

Coming into their matchup against the 76ers, the Suns have an overall record of 39-29 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, the Suns are currently 8th and are 3rd in the Pacific division.

Phoenix’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 26-41 for the season. This season, Phoenix has a 19-30 record against the spread when they are the favorites, and they are 7-11 as underdogs.

76ers Offense Breakdown

The 76ers come into today’s game as the 14th ranked scoring offense at 114.8 points per game.

On the season, the 76ers are averaging 114.8 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. However, they have scored below the league average in 51.5% of their games. In their last eight games, they have scored less than their season average.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the 76ers are 27th in the NBA in made threes at 11.6 per game. They are also below the league average in three-point shooting percentage at 35%.

Despite being 21st in the NBA in pace, the 76ers are 16th in road scoring at 113.8 points per game. Overall, they are 21st in field goal percentage at 46%.

Suns Offense Breakdown

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Heading into play, the Suns’ offense is rated 11th in the league in scoring, averaging 116.9 points per contest.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Suns are 11th in the NBA in scoring at 116.9 points per game. At home, they are averaging the same amount of points.

So far this season, the Suns have outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.9% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 5th in the league at 49%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Suns are 9th in the NBA at 37%. However, they are only 21st in three-point makes at 12 per game. In terms of pace, Phoenix is 15th in the league at 98.5 possessions per game.

76ers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the 76ers’ defense is giving up an average of 112.3 points per contest. Philadelphia’s defense is currently forcing 11.2 turnovers per game, which is 1st in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 9th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.8 rejections per game.

Suns Team Defense

The Suns’ defense is presently ranked 16th in the league, allowing an average of 114.6 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Suns are causing 14 turnovers per game, ranking 25th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 6th in rejections, averaging 6 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The 76ers And Suns

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Tyrese Maxey will be the primary scorer for the 76ers, with 25 points and going 9/19 from the field. This season, he is averaging 26.1 points per game along with 3.8 boards.

On the other side, Kevin Durant is our projected leading scorer for the Suns. We have him ending the game with a team-high 28 and grabbing 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 52.5% and is averaging 27.8 points per contest.

76ers vs Suns Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the 76ers have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 98 points per game in these contests.
  • Although Phoenix has a straight up record of 3-2 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs. the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 116 points per game in these games.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Philadelphia has an ATS mark of 4-5-1 while going 4-6 straight up.
  • As the betting favorite, the Suns have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Phoenix posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.

76ers vs Suns Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Suns vs. 76ers game, we suggest taking the 76ers at +8.5. Even though our predictions have the Suns winning 110-106, we see the 76ers as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 220.5 and our model has the 76ers and Suns finishing with a combined 216 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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