Phoenix Suns vs Brooklyn Nets betting tips and predictions for Thursday’s NBA game on TNT. The injury riddled Suns try to end a 3-game losing streak as they host the Brooklyn Nets who are without Kevin Durant. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
With just 1 win since 2023 started, the Phoenix Suns are in real danger of missing the playoffs now. They are currently 12th in the West standings, two spots out of the play-in tournament and we are over the halfway mark of the season. It is definitely time to sound the alarms, but there’s not much they can do with 4 really important players out with injuries at the moment.
This team’s season will be decided after the all-star break, they will have to go on a huge run if they want to salvage this season or they will blow things up and make a trade before the deadline. They are 14-7 SU in home games this season, but even against a Kevin Durant-less Nets side they are underdogs at home thanks to all the injuries. The Memphis Grizzlies just beat them by 30 points, there seems to be no end in sight for the Suns frustrations at the moment.
As soon as Durant went down, so did the hopes of the Brooklyn Nets fans that their team will stay top of the Eastern Conference. With 3 consecutive losses they are down to 4th in the standings, and to make matters worse they could also be without Kyrie Irving in tonight’s game as he did not play against San Antonio on Tuesday. The Nets didn’t stand much of a chance, Ben Simmons did notch a triple double, but the rest of the team didn’t follow suit and they fell on the road against one of the worst teams in the NBA.
The good thing about being the favorite in tonight’s game is that the Nets are 22-9 SU in that role this season, so going just by that they should be winning tonight’s game. They are 10-4 SU in the last 14 meetings with Phoenix.
The Suns are just going nowhere at the moment. They have too many injuries, with a healthy Kyrie the Nets will come out of here with a victory. Back the road team with confidence.
Phoenix Suns vs Brooklyn Nets Predictions & Odds
Scoring has been a major issue during the last 10 or so games for the Suns as there are simply not enough bodies to create points. All of their point guards are out injured, as well as Devin Booker who is their leading scorer. Deandre Ayton is seemingly the most reliable scoring option at the moment, but the Nets are pretty deep at the center spot so I’m not sure even he will get it going here. Brooklyn is also very modest scoring wise over their last 5 games scoring just 98, 102, 98, 102 and 108 points.
Irving coming back will definitely help, but I’m not sure if we’ll see them scoring 120 points like they do on a consistent basis with Durant in the line-up. To top things off the last 10 meetings between these teams have seen only 224.3 points per game which is fairly modest if you go by today’s NBA standards. The under has cashed in 6 straight for Brooklyn and in 6 of 9 for Phoenix. Back the under with confidence here.