Suns vs. Nets Prediction
Will the Nets cover the spread tonight as a rare favorite when they host the Suns at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Nets are 4-point home favorites versus the Suns while the over/under currently sits at 223.5 points, down from 220 points. Brooklyn opened as a 2.5-point favorite before the line jumped to 4.
Phoenix enters play having lost seven of its last 10 games and is just 4-6 against the spread over that span. The Suns have also lost five consecutive games, failing to cover in each of those contests. In their 112-97 loss to the heat on Tuesday night, Marquese Chriss led the team with 24 points.
Brooklyn has lost six of their last 10 games on the hardwood but the team is 7-3 against the spread during that stretch. The Nets are coming off a 98-96 win over the Pistons as a 5.5-point home underdog on Tuesday night. In that victory, Brook Lopez scored a game-high 29 points while pulling down seven rebounds.
OUR PREDICTION: The Suns have not been profitable in this series, dropping eight of their last 11 games versus the Nets overall and four of their last five games in Brooklyn. They're also 0-5 against the spread in their last five games when playing an opponent with a losing record and are 2-6 against the number in their last eight road games. The Nets, meanwhile, have covered in six of their last eight games playing on one day of rest and are 40-17-2 ATS in their last 59 games versus Pacific Division opponents.
THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: BROOKLYN NETS -4