Suns take on 76ers in hoops contest
Phoenix Suns vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
The 76ers will try to cover the spread at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday when they get a visit from the Suns in basketball action.
The 76ers bring a 7-6 record (7-6 ATS) to the battle against the 6-7 Suns, who are 3-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Philadelphia go 6-7 so far and the Suns go 8-5. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
The visitors opened this morning as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 195 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 20 (76ers) and the No. 30 (Suns) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 95-94 result in favor of the 76ers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 13 in the league with 41.9 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 11-ranked team at 7.2 per game, while the Suns rate No. 18 with 6.2 per contest.
Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, giving up 111.4 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.
In their last action, Phoenix was a 111-108 winner at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (219) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Suns got 23 points from Markieff Morris as Phoenix ran past New Orleans 111-108 on Friday at US Airways Center.
In their last action, Philadelphia was a 116-109 loser at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (225) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Thaddeus Young scored 29 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 116-109 against Oklahoma City in NBA action at Wells Fargo Center.
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Suns at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 11 games
Phoenix is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home
Phoenix at Cleveland, Tuesday, November 27
Philadelphia home to Dallas, Tuesday, November 27