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March 16, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Phoenix Suns vs Washington Wizards Odds

22-44TEAM RECORD22-42

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Saturday when the Suns of Phoenix hit the hard court against the Wizards of Washington.

Washington will face the 22-44 Suns, who own a 25-39-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Wizards are 23-40-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Suns are 29-35-2 favoring the OVER.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Suns before tip-off in this one found them as 6-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 190 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wizards sit at No. 15 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Suns are at No. 28 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Wizards will win this game 93-89.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 30-ranked offense (92 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 21 at 100.5 PPG. The Wizards have averaged 43.2% from the field per game, less than the Suns have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.6 points per game. Washington, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 in the league in scoring at home.

The Suns were a 107-94 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Hawks. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (201) made winners of OVER bettors. Phoenix got 21 points from Goran Dragic but lost anyway 107-94 against the Hawks on Friday at Philips Arena.

Washington was a 96-87 winner in its last match at home against the Hornets. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 183 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Hornets were burned for 29 points by John Wall on Friday as the Wizards picked up a 96-87 win at Verizon Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Washington Wizards Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 3-7
After playing New Orleans are 0-10
After a win are 6-4

A few Suns at Wizards trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
Phoenix is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix home to LA Lakers, Monday, March 18
Washington at Charlotte, Monday, March 18

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