The Phoenix Suns (28-21) travel to face off against the Washington Wizards (9-39) on Sunday, February 4th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on NBA. Both the Suns and Wizards will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 3:30 ET.
Suns vs Wizards
The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Suns will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Hawks with a final score of 129-120. Besides losing the game outright, the Suns also fell short against the spread, failing to cover as -3.5 point favorites. Regarding the over/under, the combined score of 249 points ended up below the over/under line of 251.
When looking at the Suns’ overall record of 28-21, they are 14-11 at home and 14-10 on the road. In their last three games, the Suns are 2-1.
Phoenix comes in with an overall ATS record of 18-30 so far this season. The Suns maintain an ATS record of 11-13 on the road, while they have a 7-17 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The Wizards Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Wizards is coming off a loss to the Heat in their latest game, ending with a score of 110-102. The start of the second half saw the Wizards in the lead, at 59-56.
Despite being heavy underdogs (+11), the Wizards are hoping to pick up a win vs. the Suns. So far this season, the Wizards have gone 9-39 overall, with a road record of 6-19 compared to a home record of 3-20.
Washington currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 22-25 at this point. In their last three games as favorites, the Wizards have not been able to cover the spread, and they are 22-22 against the spread when they are underdogs.
Suns Offense Breakdown
For the season, the Phoenix offense is the 12th ranked unit in the NBA, at 116.9 points per contest.
So far this season, the Suns are 12th in the NBA in scoring at 116.9 points per game. Interestingly, they are 9th in scoring on the road compared to 13th at home.
Phoenix has outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.1% of their games this year and are 4th in field goal percentage at 49%. In terms of pace, the Suns are 24th in the league.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Suns are 8th in three-point percentage but just 21st in three-point makes. Overall, they are 4th in true shooting percentage.
Wizards Offense Breakdown
This season, the Washington offense is ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring at 114.8 points per game.
This season, the Wizards have been one of the most up-tempo teams in the league, leading the NBA in pace at 102.2 possessions per game. So far, they are averaging 114.8 points per game, which is 17th in the league.
When it comes to scoring at home, Washington is 19th in the NBA, averaging 114.7 points per game. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.1% of their games.
So far, the Wizards have made 55% of their two-point attempts, which is 12th in the league. However, their three-point shooting has been below average, as they are 26th in three-point percentage at 34%.
Suns Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Suns’ defense is giving up an average of 114.7 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Suns are causing 14 turnovers per game, ranking 26th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 7th in rejections, averaging 5.9 blocked shots each game.
Wizards Team Defense
The Wizards’ defense is presently ranked 30th in the league, allowing an average of 123.7 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 56.4% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.2% of their three-point attempts.
Key Players For The Suns And Wizards
In today’s game, our projections have Devin Booker leading the Suns with 27 points on 10/18 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 28.2 points per game along with 4.9 boards.
On the flip side, our predictions place Jordan Poole as the leading scorer for the Wizards. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 17 while also collecting 2 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 41% and is averaging 16.5 points per contest.
Suns vs Wizards Trends
- The Suns are 2-1 ATS in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.
- Although Washington has a straight up record of 4-6 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 7-3. The team averaged 113 points per game in these games.
- As the betting underdog, the Wizards have an ATS mark of just 1-1-1 in their last three games. Washington posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Suns have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
For a point-spread bet in this Suns vs. Wizards matchup, we’re leaning towards the Wizards at +11. Although our projections show the Suns winning 116-114, we suggest placing your bet on the Wizards for the point-spread.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 237.5, and our model projects the Suns and Wizards to reach a combined total of 230 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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