Washington Wizards vs Phoenix Suns betting tips and predictions for Thursday’s NBA game. Washington looks to put an end to a 3-game losing streak as they head to Arizona to take on the Phoenix Suns. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Facing teams from the Western Conference has been an Achilles heel for the Washington Wizards lately. They’ve lost their last 3 games vs the Jazz, Nuggets and Kings, without having a chance of winning in either of those 3 games. Bradley Beal put up 30 points against the Kings the other night, but the Wizards collapsed by 19 points in the 4th quarter and lost by 14 in the end. After a solid start to the season they are now all the way down to 7th in the East and just barely above .500 at 15-14. Bettors have been unhappy with this team, they’ve failed to cover in 7 straight, while against West coast teams they are 1-4 SU in the last 5.
Phoenix is coming off a big win at Portland by 4 points in overtime. Chris Paul once again showed he is the best leader in the NBA with 24 points and 14 assists, while Deandre Ayton had 28 points and 13 boards, playing one of his best games of the season. Devin Booker is still out with his hamstring injury, no timetable has been set for his return yet. Thankfully, the Suns are a team that has zero issues with health and safety protocols, so Booker is their only big name player missing. At home the Suns are on a 10 game win streak and against Southeast Division teams they are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games.
The Suns are 18-2 in their last 20 games, although they are winning, covering the spread has been an issue for them all season long. At home they are only 7-7 ATS and against the Wizards they’ve actually lost 5 of their last 6 at home. Hopefully the Wizards can bounce back here, they only have to keep it close and they’ll cover the spread. Back Washington.
Phoenix Suns – Washington Wizards Predictions & Odds
Washington +9.5 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
These two teams rank 17th and 25th in pace of play this season, but that stat seems to go out the window when they match up against each other. The Suns are playing so good on offense it looks like they aren’t missing Booker at all. They’re averaging 111 points per game at home this season, against a Wizards team that’s allowing 118.3 per game in their last 3 contests they should have very little issues reaching that number. In head-to-head meetings the over has landed 8 times in the last 10 games, including 6 straight. The two teams have averaged a whopping 243.5 points per game during that stretch and have shot 48% from the field, so we could be in for a high scoring game here. Phoenix’s last 12 of 18 games vs Eastern Conference opponents have all gone over the total. So let’s back the over here.
Over 215.5 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365