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Jan 13, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

New Jersey Nets vs Phoenix Suns Odds

2-9TEAM RECORD4-6

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Phoenix and New Jersey on Friday, with the host Suns trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Phoenix battles the Nets, currently with a 2-9 mark (5-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 2-7-1 for the Suns and 6-5 for the Nets.

View New Jersey vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Suns sat as 7.5-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 197.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 28-rated Nets taking on the No. 7-rated Suns in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 94-84 win for the Suns on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 19-ranked offense (93.2 PPG) against a Nets defense that ranks No. 28 at 99.9 PPG. The Suns have averaged 44.2% from the field per game, more than the Nets have managed so far this season (40.2% on average).

Defensively, the Nets feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 96.9 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

The Nets were a 123-115 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nuggets. They covered the 11.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (238) made winners of OVER bettors. Jordan Farmar scored 26 points for New Jersey on Wednesday, but the Nuggets managed a 123-115 victory over the Nets at Pepsi Center.

The Suns were a 101-90 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the total score (191) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Suns endured a 101-90 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Thursday, despite a 16-point effort from Steve Nash at US Airways Center.

New Jersey Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Utah are 5-5
After playing Denver are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Nets at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Jersey's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Jersey's last 11 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Jersey's last 9 games on the road
Phoenix is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against New Jersey
Phoenix is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing New Jersey
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing New Jersey

Next up:
New Jersey at Utah, Saturday, January 14
Phoenix at San Antonio, Sunday, January 15

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