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Nets home to Suns in NBA betting action

Phoenix SunsBrooklyn Nets
38-28March 17, 2014, 07:30 | Barclays Center33-31

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

The Suns will try to spoil the party on Monday; they are 41-22-3 ATS against the number this season, while the Nets are 34-30 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Phoenix is 35-29-2 on the totals; Brooklyn is 31-31-2.View Phoenix Suns vs Brooklyn Nets Odds and Stats.

The Suns were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 206.5 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 12-rated Nets and the No. 11-rated Suns in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-92 win for the Suns on Monday.

The Suns were a 121-113 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (234) made winners of OVER bettors. Gerald Green went off for 28 points and added 5 rebounds leading Phoenix over Toronto, 121-113, on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

Brooklyn lost its last outing, a 101-94 result against the Wizards on March 15. The Nets failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite, while the 195 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Brooklyn suffered a 101-94 loss against Washington on Saturday, getting 19 points from Marcus Thornton in a losing effort at Verizon Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Brooklyn's No. 22-ranked offense, averaging 97.42 PPG, against a Suns defense that ranks No. 24 at 102.91 PPG. The Nets field goal percentage has averaged 45.2% so far, less than the Suns shooters have achieved on the year, 46.04% per game.

Next up:
Phoenix home to Orlando, Wednesday, March 19th
Brooklyn home to Charlotte, Wednesday, March 19th