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Wizards visit Suns in hoops battle

Washington WizardsPhoenix Suns
March 20, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns Odds

23-43TEAM RECORD23-45

The visiting Wizards hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at US Airways Center against the Suns.

The Suns sit at 23-45 (26-40-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Wizards are currently 23-43 (39-26-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 30-36-2 OU, and Washington is 25-40-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Washington vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 14-rated Wizards taking on the No. 29-rated Suns in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 93-90 win for the Wizards on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 94.6 PPG, against a Wizards defense that ranks No. 6 at 95.4 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, more than the Wizards shooters have achieved on the year, 43.5% per game.

Defensively, the Wizards feature the league's No. 6-rated defense on the road, giving up 95.3 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

The Wizards were a 119-114 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (233) made winners of OVER bettors. Washington got 25 points from John Wall en route to a 119-114 loss against Charlotte on Monday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 99-76 winner as they battled the Lakers at home. The Suns covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 175 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The battle between the Suns and Lakers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Los Angeles was handed a 99-76 defeat on Monday at US Airways Center.

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 2-8
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

A few Wizards at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Washington's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Washington's last 18 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
Phoenix is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at LA Lakers, Friday, March 22
Phoenix home to Minnesota, Friday, March 22