Brooklyn Nets vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/1/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (8-9) at Brooklyn Nets (4-13)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets +3.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns invade the Barclays Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets tonight.
The Suns were really struggling with five losses from six games, but they were able to arrest a four-game slide with a nice 107-102 win at Toronto on Tuesday. Eric Bledsoe and Mirza Teletovic led the scoring with 20 points each, Brandon Knight and Jon Leuer added 16 points each while TJ Warren had 15 as the Suns snuck past the Raptors who were riding a four-game win streak. With the much-needed win, Phoenix moves one step closer back to .500 with a record of 8-9 overall and 3-4 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Nets had lost four of five before their 87-83 win over the Pistons on Tuesday. Thaddeus Young led the scoring with 19 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, Brook Lopez added 15 points, nine rebounds and six blocks while Joe Johnson had 13 points as the Nets won despite scoring just 35 points in the first half. Defensively, the Nets couldn't do much to stop Andre Drummond who dominated the paint with 20 points and 18 rebounds, but they did a great job of holding the rest of the Pistons to 30.5 percent shooting and in particular, Reggie Jackson who shot just 4 of 20 for his eight points. With the win, Brooklyn improves to 4-13 on the season and 3-3 at home.
In ATS trends, the Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team below .400, while the Nets are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a win.
Head to head, the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings and the home team is 19-9-1 ATS in the last 29 meetings overall.
It's pretty hard to pick a winner from these two teams, but I have to say that I'm leaning towards the Suns who have been struggling, but were able to flip the switch and beat the Raptors who have been in form.