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Phoenix Suns vs Brooklyn Nets Odds
Phoenix pays a visit to Brooklyn on Friday, hoping to send the Nets to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Barclays Center.
This season the Nets are 20-15 overall and 16-18-1 ATS against the number, while the Suns are 12-25 and 15-21-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Brooklyn is 15-20 on the OU, and Phoenix is 17-20.
The Suns were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 193 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 18 (Nets) and the No. 29 (Suns) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 98-92 result in favor of the Nets is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Brooklyn's No. 18-ranked offense (96.2 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 25 at 100.2 PPG. The Nets have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Suns have managed so far this season (44.6% on average).
Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, giving up 105.6 points per game. Brooklyn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
Phoenix lost its last outing, an 87-79 result against the Celtics on January 9. The Suns covered in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 166 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Phoenix got 16 points from Luis Scola but lost anyway 87-79 against the Celtics on Wednesday at TD Garden.
Brooklyn was a 109-89 winner in its last match on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 198 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Brooklyn cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Philadelphia out of the gym and running up a 109-89 score at Wells Fargo Center.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Chicago are 7-3
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
Brooklyn Nets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Indiana are 2-8
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Suns at Nets trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Brooklyn
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing Brooklyn
Phoenix is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Brooklyn
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Brooklyn is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Brooklyn's last 6 games when playing Phoenix
Brooklyn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Phoenix at Chicago, Saturday, January 12
Brooklyn home to Indiana, Sunday, January 13