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Suns vs Wizards NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Phoenix Suns at Washington Wizards
- Where: Washington at Capital One Arena
- Date: Wednesday, December 28th
- Betting Odds WAS +1.5, PHO -123 | WAS +101 O/U OFF
The Suns come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 20-15. So far, the team has gone 18-15-2 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
The Suns are coming off a 125-108 win over the Grizzlies. This away win came despite entering the game as the 8 point underdogs. Phoenix played well enough in the second half to prevent the Grizzlies from making things interesting down the stretch, as they led by 16 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Duane Washington Jr., as he contributed 26 points while hitting 47.6% of his shots.
The Wizards come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 14-21. So far, the team has gone 14-20-1 against the spread. Against the Suns, the Wizards are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 9.5.
The Wizards are coming off a 116-111 win over the 76ers. This win came despite entering the game as the 4 point underdogs. Washington went on to win the game, as they led by 11 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Kristaps Porzingis, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 46.7% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
I Last year, the Suns saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Wizards, averaging 106.5 points per game. Like the Suns, the Wizards scored at a rate below their season average, finishing with 89.0 points per game vs Phoenix. Over the last 5 head to head meetings, the Suns have averaged 112 points per game compared to 105 for Washington. This has led to an ATS record of 3-2 for Phoenix. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 217 points in these games.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
The Phoenix offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 9th ranked offense at 115.7 points per game. The Suns come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 13.3 made 3’s per game. If the Suns offense is going to improve, they could look to play at a faster tempo, as they currently average just 97.8 possession per game. This could benefit the team as they are currently one of the better 3-point shooting units in the NBA.
Defensively, the Suns are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.33 points per contest (9th).
Phoenix will be counting Deandre Ayton to put together a strong scoring performance vs the Washington, as Devin Booker has been ruled out for today’s game. So far, Booker leads the team in scoring at 27.1 points per game. Ayton is 2nd on the team at 17.7 points per contest, which sits 67.0th in the NBA. In his 31 games, he has hit 61.8% of his field goal attempts, and is grabbing 9.7 rebounds per game.
For the season, the Wizards offensive unit is ranked just 22nd in scoring at 111.3 points per contest. Coming into today’s game, the Wizards will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.0 made 3’s per game. Not only is the Washington 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 25th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Against the Suns, the Wizards will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 16th in points allowed.
On offense, Kyle Kuzma leads the Wizards in scoring at 21.6 points per game, placing him 36th in the NBA. Overall, Kuzma has hit 46.6% of his shots while accounting for 20.4% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 15th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 21.9 points per game, Kristaps Porzingis is the 2nd leading scorer for the Wizards. For the season, he is 36th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 46.8%.
Suns vs Wizards Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Suns -1.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under OFF