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Feb 20, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns Odds

7-24TEAM RECORD13-19

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Washington when they hit take on the Suns on Monday in pro hoops betting action.

The Suns are 13-19 so far on the season, and 13-19 ATS vs. the number. The Wizards, meanwhile, are 7-24 and 10-21 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 11-19-2 and the Wizards go 14-17 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Suns as 7-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 198.5, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Suns and the No. 27-ranked Wizards, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 93-87 result in favor of the Suns.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 94 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 26 at 100.3 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 101.7 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

The Wizards were a 114-100 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (214) made winners of OVER bettors. Washington suffered a 114-100 loss against Utah on Friday, getting 24 points from John Wall in a losing effort at EnergySolutions Arena.

The Suns were a 102-90 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lakers. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. Jared Dudley went off for 25 points and added 3 rebounds leading Phoenix over Los Angeles, 102-90, on Sunday at US Airways Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Utah are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 5-5
After playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

A few Wizards at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Washington is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Washington
Phoenix is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Sacramento, Wednesday, February 22
Phoenix home to Golden State, Wednesday, February 22

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