Phoenix Suns vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 12/26/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (1-30) at Phoenix Suns (12-19)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -11.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, FSAZHD
The Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers could use a victory after a historic 1-30 start to the season. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 91.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while Robert Covington is averaging 12.3 points and 1.8 assists. Isaiah Canaan is dishing 2.1 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 69 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t won a road game since March 25th. Tony Wroten is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Phoenix Suns also need a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 103.6 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 20.9 points and 6.3 assists while Brandon Knight is averaging 19.8 points and four rebounds. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Markieff Morris is dishing 1.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last eight home games.
The 76ers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 0-11-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The 76ers are 3-10 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Phoenix and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
I don't trust the Suns and big chalk, but I don't consider the 76ers an NBA basketball team. The best bet here is the over, as neither team plays much defense.