76ers vs. Suns Prediction
Can the Philadelphia 76ers handle a quick turnaround when they go on the road to face the Phoenix Suns tonight at 9PM ET?
515 Philadelphia 76ers vs. 516 Phoenix Suns
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
9PM ET – Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the 76ers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 228 points. The public betting for this game currently has 69 percent going on the 76ers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
76ers top the Clippers
Philadelphia is coming off a 119-113 win at the Clippers on Tuesday night. They are 2-2 in this current four-game road trip, also going 2-2 against the spread. The 76ers are 24-14 overall, 8-11 on the road, 18-20 against the spread and 22-16 with the over.
The 76ers are putting up 114.1 points per game on offense while pulling down 47.6 rebounds per game. Defensively, Philly is giving up 112.1 points per contest. Joel Embiid is leading the team with 26.5 points and 13.4 rebounds per game while Ben Simmons is adding 15.9 points, 9.2 rebounds and 7.9 assists per contest.
Phoenix back on a slide
The Suns are currently on a three-game losing streak, following a 132-109 loss at home to the Warriors. They have dropped five of their last six games overall, but are still 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 games. Phoenix is now 9-29 overall, 5-14 at home, 17-21 against the spread and 21-17 with the under.
Phoenix is struggling on both sides of the ball this season, putting up 105.4 points per game on offense while giving up 114.4 per game on defense. The Suns are allowing opponents to shoot 48.2 percent from the field. Devin Booker is leading the team with 25.1 points and 7.1 assists per game while Deandre Ayton is adding 17.0 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The 76ers are 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 games against Pacific Division, but just 7-15 ATS in their last 22 road games.
The Suns have covered the spread in five straight against Eastern Conference opponents and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a double-digit loss at home.
Phoenix covered in the first meeting with Philadelphia this season and the 76ers are playing their third road game in four days. While Phoenix got overwhelmed by the Warriors last time out, I think the Suns can score with Philly, especially when they are a little worn out. The Suns will have some struggles dealing with Embiid, but he may not have his best effort after playing last night.
NBA Prediction: Phoenix Suns +5