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Suns vs Nets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Phoenix Suns at Brooklyn Nets
  • Where: Brooklyn at Barclays Center
  • Date: Tuesday, February 7th
  • Betting Odds BKN +4.5, PHO -185 | BKN +153 O/U 225.0

So far, the Suns have put together an overall record of 29-26, while going 29-24-2 vs the spread. Across the Suns 2 game win streak, they have an average scoring margin of 14.0 points per game.

The Suns will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Pistons by a score of 116-100. Heading into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Not only did the team win the game, but they also outscored the Pistons in every quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Deandre Ayton, as he contributed 31 points while hitting 86.7% of his shots.

So far, the Nets have put together an overall record of 32-21, while going 27-25-1 vs the spread. Looking back on Nets’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 1-2 while averaging 112 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 2-1.

Brooklyn will be gunning to get in the win column vs Phoenix, as they previously lost to the Clippers by a score of 124-116. However, because they entered as 8 point underdogs, they came away with an ATS win. Brooklyn was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Clippers by 8 going into halftime. In the loss, Cam Thomas led the team in scoring with 47 points on a field goal percentage of 51.7%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Suns averaged 117.0 points per game vs the Nets. Similar to the Suns, the Nets scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Phoenix, the team averaged 109.0 points per game. The level of competition has been tight in the 5 most recent games between Suns and Nets with just 1 points per game separating the teams. Phoenix has the ATS edge in this span at 3-2. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 4-1. Combined, they averaged 235 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 55 games, the Suns are averaging 112.6 points per contest, placing them 21st in the NBA. So far, the Suns are averaging 97.8 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.

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.

This season, the Suns offense has primarily worked through Mikal Bridges and Deandre Ayton who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 55 games, Bridges is 74th in the NBA at 17.2 points per game. So far, him and Ayton have accounted for 30% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 35.2 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, Deandre Ayton is grabbing 10.2 rebounds for Phoenix to go along with 2.1 assists.

For the season, the Nets offensive unit is ranked just 18th in scoring at 114.4 points per contest. The Nets come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.5 made 3’s per game. If the Nets offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 98.0 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.

Against the Suns, the Nets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 18th in points allowed.

Keep in mind that the top two scorers for the Nets, Kevin Durant and Spencer Dinwiddie, will not be playing in today’s game. This season, Durant has been averaging 29.7 points per game, and Dinwiddie has been averaging 17.7 points per game.

Suns vs Nets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Suns -4.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 225.0