The spotlight is on the Phoenix Suns (21-24) as they open their doors to the Brooklyn Nets (27-16) at Footprint Center. Going into this non-conference game, the Phoenix Suns hold the 12th seed in the Western Conference, while their opponents rank fourth in the Eastern Conference. Thursday’s showdown marks the first of two regular-season matchups between these teams.
Phoenix Suns VS Brooklyn Nets Betting expert picks
Suns VS Nets Moneyline
Take the Phoenix Suns (-105) for the outright win on the Moneyline. Both teams are riding three-game losing streaks, making this a tough one to call. However, with the Brooklyn Nets still reeling from Kevin Durant’s recent injury setback, we’re siding with a home win. The Suns are 14-7 at home and have won 114 of their last 185 home matchups against Atlantic teams.
Suns VS Nets Spread
The Nets (-1.0) open as the 1.0-point road favorites over the Suns. Given how closely the Arizona sportsbooks have placed the spread, we could be in for a real even-stevens encounter here. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 12.1 points.
The Suns have failed to cover the spread in four games on the bounce, even in front of their boisterous crowd at the Footprint Center. In recent matchups against teams from the Atlantic, the home side has gone 15-9 ATS and 3-7 ATS from the past 10 matches.
Backing the Nets, on the other hand, seems to be a no-go at the moment. The visitors are running high and dry in this betting line after failing to cover the spread in their last four matches. They are 5-5 ATS from their ten most recent road trips, as well as 4-6 ATS in their last ten games overall.
Phoenix Suns VS Brooklyn Nets Total
The ten meetings between the Suns and the Nets have produced a total of 224.3 points.
The total has averaged 215.9 points in the Suns’ ten most recent games, as well as 218.4 points in their last five at home. Looking back on the last five home games, the total went over once. The Suns are 4-6 against the total from their previous ten matches overall.
As for the Nets, the average total has been 219.9 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 215.8 points in the last five on the road. The total has gone under in the away side’s last six games in the NBA.
Phoenix Suns VS Brooklyn Nets Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Brooklyn Nets (-115) | Phoenix Suns (-105)
- Against the spread (ATS): Brooklyn Nets -1.0 (-110) | Phoenix Suns +1.0 (-110)
Phoenix Suns Form
The Suns are having a tough time at the moment. They lost 136-106 to the Memphis Grizzlies last time and now enter their latest game at the Footprint Center on the back of a four-match home losing streak. Their overall record for the last 10 games is 1-9.
The Suns have scored 112.6 points per game. They’ve conceded 112.2 points on average this season, including 127.7 points per game in their past three matches. They rank 13th in the NBA’s offensive and defensive ratings.
After making the Conference semi-finals last year, many expected the Suns to compete for a spot in this year’s playoffs. But 45 games into the regular season, they are two places outside the Western Conference’s Play-In Tournament spots, ranking 12th in the standings.
The Phoenix Suns have five players struggling with injuries in Chris Paul, Cameron Payne, Devin Booker, Landry Shamet, and Josh Okogie.
Brooklyn Nets Form
The San Antonio Spurs handed the Nets a third straight defeat in a 106-98 beating last time out, leaving the visitors 6-4 from their past ten games and 3-2 in the last five on the road.
The Nets have scored 99.3 points per game in their last three outings, which is a long way off their 113.5-point season average. Defensively, the visitors have stayed strong, restricting opponents to an average of 109.0 points in their last three and 111.4 points in all road games.
After a first-round playoff exit last year, the Nets are on course for another postseason run. They hold the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference and rank third in the Atlantic Division, collecting 27 wins out of a possible 43 for the regular season.
The Nets will have to make do without Kevin Durant once again.
Phoenix Suns VS Brooklyn Nets H2H history
The Suns came away with a 121-111 win in their latest encounter with the Nets, which took place at the Footprint Center. That said, recent history favors the Nets, with the away side winning six of the last ten matchups in this series.
In their past ten head-to-head games, the Suns pulled off 111.1 points on average per game, whereas Nets managed 113.2 points per match.