The Phoenix Suns (27-20) travel to face off against the Brooklyn Nets (19-27) on Wednesday, January 31st. This game will be played at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and televised on ABC. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:30 ET.
Suns vs Nets
The Suns Are Coming Off A Win
In their most recent game, the Suns took down the Heat by a score of 118-105. Prior to the game, the Suns were the underdog at +2.5, earning both a straight-up and ATS victory. In terms of the over/under, the combined 223 points was below the over/under line of 230.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Nets, the Suns are above .500 at 27-20. In their 47 games, the Suns have gone 17-14 against Western Conference teams and 10-6 in non-conference play.
Phoenix arrives with an ATS record of 17-29 for the season up to this point. The Suns have experienced a two game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 6-7 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
The Nets Are Coming Off A Win
Most recently, the Nets bested the Jazz with a score of 147-114. The Nets were leading the game going into the second half 71-57.
In their last five games, the Nets have gone 2-3 and have a record of 19-27 overall. At home, the Nets are 12-12 while going 7-15 on the road this season.
Brooklyn holds a .500 ATS record for the season, standing at 22-22 ATS. On the road, the Nets have an ATS record of 8-14, as opposed to a 14-8 record against the spread when playing at home.
Suns Offense Breakdown
The Suns come into today’s game as the 13th ranked scoring offense at 116.4 points per game.
When it comes to scoring, the Suns are 13th in the league at 116.4 points per game. However, they have actually scored more points on the road (115.9) than at home (116.9).
Overall, Phoenix is 6th in field goal percentage at 49%. In terms of pace, they are 24th in the NBA at 97.9 possessions per game.
From beyond the arc, the Suns are 11th in three-point shooting at 37%. They have made an average of 11.9 threes per game, which is 22nd in the league.
Nets Offense Breakdown
The Nets come into today’s game as the 20th ranked scoring offense at 114 points per game.
So far this season, the Nets have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 20th in scoring at 114 points per game. At home, they are averaging 115.2 points per game.
Brooklyn’s offense has been heavily reliant on three-point shooting, as they are 6th in the league in three-point attempts. However, they are just 26th in two-point field goal percentage.
When it comes to pace, the Nets are 23rd in the NBA, averaging 97.9 possessions per game.
Suns Team Defense
At this time, the Suns’ defense is positioned 15th in the NBA, permitting 114.2 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Suns’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 53.2% and allowing 37.0% from beyond the arc.
Nets Team Defense
In terms of defense, Nets is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 114.9 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Nets are causing 12 turnovers per game, ranking 7th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 10th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.
Key Players For The Suns And Nets
For today’s matchup, we project Devin Booker to lead the scoring for the Suns, putting up 27 points and shooting at a rate of 10/19. This season, he is averaging 28.4 points per game along with 4.9 boards.
On the opposing side, we anticipate Mikal Bridges to be the top scorer for the Nets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 45.6%, and he is contributing 21.9 points per game on average.
Suns vs Nets Trends
- Through their last ten road contests, the Suns offense has averaged 120 points per game while allowing an average of 116. Phoenix posted an overall record of 6-4 while going 5-5 ATS.
- When looking at their past three home matchups, Brooklyn has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
- Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Nets have a straight up record of 3-7. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-5-1.
- Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Suns have an overall record of 3-2 while going 1-3-1 against the spread.
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Suns to secure the win, with an expected final score of 117-109. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.5.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 232.5, and our model projects the Suns and Nets to reach a combined total of 226 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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