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Nets vs Suns NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Brooklyn Nets at Phoenix Suns
  • Where: Phoenix at Footprint Center
  • Date: Thursday, January 19th
  • Betting Odds PHO -1, BKN -117 | PHO -105 O/U OFF

The Nets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 27-16. So far, the team has gone 20-22-1 against the spread. The Nets head into today’s action in the midst of a 3 game losing streak. This has come while posting an average scoring margin of -9.67.

In their previous game, the Nets were favored to win vs the Spurs. However, their 106-98 loss, gave them both a straight up and ATS loss. Going into halftime, the teams were all tied at 51, before the Suns went on to take control of the game in the 2nd half. In the loss, T.J. Warren led the team in scoring with 19 points on a field goal percentage of 53.8%.

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So far, the Suns have put together an overall record of 21-24, while going 21-22-2 vs the spread. Phoenix will take the court having lost 3 straight games. On average, they have lost these games by -21.33 points per game.

Not only did the Suns drop their last game to the Grizzlies. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 136-106 as 12 point underdogs. Phoenix was not able to make a comeback in this matchup, as they went into the half down by 3. Leading the team in scoring was Mikal Bridges, as he contributed 21 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

The Suns are coming off a season in which they defeated Brooklyn in both of their games, winning by scores of 113-107 and 111-107. Similar to their season-long average, the Nets averaged 109.0 points per game vs the Suns. Just like the Nets, the Suns maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 117.0 points per game vs Brooklyn. In terms of betting, Brooklyn has an ATS record of 3-2 in the previous 5 matchups vs Phoenix. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +4 points per game in favor of the Nets. A combined average of 232 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 3-2.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Brooklyn offense is ranked 16th in the NBA in scoring at 113.5 points per game. So far, the Nets are averaging 98.1 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. Although the Nets have a current effective field goal percentage of 57.7%, their below average pace of play is a key factor behind their mediocre scoring numbers.

Defensively, Brooklyn has had its problems giving up an average of 112.12 points per game (18th).

Kyrie Irving is expected to play a key role in Brooklyn’s scoring efforts against the Phoenix today, as Kevin Durant is unavailable. Durant is the team’s leading scorer this season with 29.7 points per game. Irving is 2nd in scoring for the team with 25.6 points per game, which ranks him 18.0th in the NBA. In his 32 games, he has hit 48.0% of his field goal attempts and is grabbing 4.8 rebounds per game.

This season, the Phoenix offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 112.6 points per game. So far, the Suns are averaging 97.5 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. A key aspect of the team’s offensive struggles is the fact that they not only play at a slow pace, but they struggle to score inside. Heading into today’s game, Phoenix is just 18th in shots made inside the arc.

Defensively, the Suns are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.33 points per contest (9th).

Mikal Bridges is expected to play a key role in Phoenix’s scoring efforts against the Brooklyn today, as Devin Booker is unavailable. Booker is the team’s leading scorer this season with 27.1 points per game. Bridges is 2nd in scoring for the team with 15.8 points per game, which ranks him 84.0th in the NBA. In his 45 games, he has hit 46.0% of his field goal attempts and is grabbing 4.6 rebounds per game.

Nets vs Suns Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Nets -1.0
  • Free Total Prediction: Under OFF

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