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NBA: Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 12/17/2023

The Washington Wizards (4-20) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (13-12) on Sunday, December 17th. This game will be played at Footprint Center. The Wizards are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Suns are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pacers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Wizards vs Suns

The Wizards Are Coming Off A Winwashington wizards

In the game against the Pacers, Kyle Kuzma was the top scorer for Washington, recording 31 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 56.5%. As the Wizards secured the victory with a final score of 137-123, Jordan Poole also chipped in with 30 points.

When looking at the Wizards’ overall record of 4-20, they are 3-18 against Eastern Conference teams and are 1-2 in non-conference games. In their last three games, the Wizards have gone 1-2.

Washington’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 10-14 for the season. Washington has failed to cover the spread in two straight road games and are 8-6 ATS on the road compared to 2-8 at home.

The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Lossphoenix suns

Most recently, the Suns lost to the Knicks with a final score of 139-122. The start of the second half saw the Suns in the lead, at 68-63.

In non-conference matchups, the Suns have gone 3-4 and are 10-8 against Western Conference teams. Overall, the Suns are 13-12 and are 1-2 in their last three games.

Phoenix has an overall ATS record of 10-15 for the season so far. In their last two home games, Phoenix has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 5-9 at home compared to 5-6 on the road.

Wizards Offense Breakdown

Today, the Wizards enter the game as one of the NBA’s top-scoring teams, averaging 116.8 points per game (9th). When looking at the Wizards pace of play, they tend to play an up-tempo style of basketball. So far, the team is in the upper half of the NBA in possessions per game, averaging 103.4. Not only does the team maintain an up-tempo playing style, but they have also effectively combined it with one of the better field goal percentages in the NBA, which is 48%.

Suns Offense Breakdown

Through 25 games games, Phoenix is averaging 115.4 points per game (13th). Coming into today’s game, the Suns will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 12.2 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 2nd, with an average of 22.3 made free-throws per game.

Wizards Team Defense

The Wizards’ defense is presently ranked 30th in the league, allowing an average of 126.8 points per contest.

The Wizards defense is coming off a game in which they held the Pacers offense to just 56.5% shooting. Overall, they gave up 123 points to Indiana.

Suns Team Defense

At present, the Suns’ defense is ranked 16th, allowing 114.2 points per game.

Phoenix’s defense is currently forcing 14.1 turnovers per game, which is 24th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 1st in blocked shots, with an average of 6.6 rejections per game.

Key Players For The Wizards And Suns

In today’s game, we anticipate Kyle Kuzma leading the scoring for the Wizards, contributing 19 points while shooting 7/15 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 23.3 points per game, along with 5.9 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Kevin Durant as the leading scorer for the Suns. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 20 while also collecting 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 51.8%, and his scoring average is 30.7 points per game.

Wizards vs Suns Trends

  • In their last five games away from home, the Wizards have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs. the spread. The team averaged 113 points per game in this stretch.
  • Across the Suns last five home games, the team averaged 114 points per game while allowing 111. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 2-3, while going 3-2 straight-up.
  • The last ten games that Washington was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Suns have a straight up record of 7-3. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-6.

Wizards vs Suns Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +12.5, we recommend going with the Wizards 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 over/under, the the line is currently at 245.5, and our model projects the Wizards and Suns to reach a combined total of 227 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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