Wizards vs. Suns Pick
Will the Washington Wizards be able to cool off the red-hot Phoenix Suns when the two meet up tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Wizards are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -5 points against the Suns. The over/under total for the game is listed at 227.5 points. Washington has won three straight over Phoenix, including a 106-101 win at home on Nov. 21. The Suns have covered the spread in five of their last six against the Wizards.
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Washington is coming off a narrow 115-104 win over Orlando for its third win in four games. The Wizards are 37-24 on the season and sit in third in the East, 4.5 games out of first. Washington is 34-27 against the spread on the season but are just 2-4 against the spread in their last six. Washington is putting up 108 points per game on offense while allowing 105.6 on defense. On the road, the offense puts up only 105.1 points per game. Bradley Beal is leading the team with 22.9 points per game while John Wall adds 22.6 points and 10.8 assists per contest.
Phoenix is on a rare three-game winning streak, with wins at home over the Hornets, Thunder and Celtics. The Suns are 21-42 overall right now and 8 games out of the playoff race. Phoenix is 32-30-1 against the spread this season as well after having covered in four of their last five. The Suns are putting up 107.5 points per game this season but allowing 112.5 on defense. Eric Bledsoe is leading the team with 21.2 points and 6.4 assists per game while Devin Booker is adding 20.7 points per contest.
Washington has been one of the best in the East for quite a while, but the Wizards are playing down right now. They have struggled to cover against some shaky teams lately and now they head to Phoenix to play a surging Suns team. Phoenix has covered in four straight at home and I like the Suns to cover again tonight.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS +5