Check out our free 76ers vs Suns pick and preview for this NBA game in Phoenix. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
76ers vs Suns NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Philadelphia 76ers at Phoenix Suns
- Where: Phoenix at Footprint Center
- Date: Saturday, March 25th
- Betting Odds PHO -1, PHI -116 | PHO -106 O/U OFF
The 76ers come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 49-24. So far, the team has gone 42-30-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Philadelphia has an overall record of 1-2, including going 1-2 against the spread.
Not only did the 76ers drop their last game to the Warriors. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 120-112 as 4 point underdogs. Philadelphia was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Warriors by 8 going into halftime. In the loss, Joel Embiid led the team in scoring with 46 points on a field goal percentage of 56.5%.
The Suns come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 38-35. So far, the team has gone 37-34-2 against the spread. Against the 76ers, the Suns are looking to break out of a 3 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -7.67 points per contest.
Phoenix is trying to bounce back from a 135-127 loss to the Kings. Going into this game, the team was 3 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Phoenix went on to lose the game despite leading by 11 heading into halftime. In the loss, Devin Booker led the team in scoring with 32 points on a field goal percentage of 62.5%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the 76ers picked up the win 100-88 win over the Suns. Heading into the game, Philadelphia was the 1.0 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the 76ers averaged 106.5 points per game vs the Suns. Just like the 76ers, the Suns maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 114.0 points per game vs Philadelphia. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Suns have an average scoring margin of +3 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 3-1-1. The over-under record in these same games is 3-2, with the teams combining for an average of 217 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 73 games, Philadelphia is averaging 115.4 points per game (13th). One area that the Philadelphia offense is finding success, is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, the team is averaging 21.3 made free-throws per contest. Philadelphia is a strong candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only are they a good outside shooting unit, but they do a good job taking care of the ball, ranking 8th in fewest turnovers per game.
So far, the 76ers have played well defensively, as they are ranked 8th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.
Before getting a bet down on this matchup, be sure to check in on the health status of James Harden who is 2nd on the team in scoring at 21.4 points per game. At the time of this article, Harden is listed as questionable. For the season, he is 2nd on the team in usage rate and is 33rd in the NBA in player efficiency rating. If he is able to play, Philadelphia benefit from having both of their top scorers as Joel Embiid leads the team and is 1st in the league in scoring (33.4). For today’s matchup, he will going against a defense ranked 8th in points allowed to centers.
Through 73 games, the Suns are averaging 113.5 points per contest, placing them 18th in the NBA. 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. Not only is the Phoenix offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 26th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
On the defensive end of the floor, the Suns are giving up an average of 107.33 points per game, good for 9th in the NBA.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Suns 2nd leading scorer, Kevin Durant. In his 42 games, Durant is averaging 29.5 points per game while dishing out 5.2 assists and grabbing 6.8 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Devin Booker, who leads the team and is 10th in the NBA at 28.2 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 50.2% of his field goal attempts while taking 22.9% of the team’s shots from the floor.
76ers vs Suns Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: 76ers -1.0
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF