76ers vs. Suns - 11/21/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (7-5) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-11)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +9.5 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, CSN
The Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers meet Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Phoenix Suns have won four of their last six games and will play their fourth straight road game. The Suns offense continues to carry the way, as they’re averaging 103.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are 5-2 this season when topping 100 points. Goran Dragic leads the Suns with 15.2 points on 48 percent shooting and Markieff Morris is averaging 14.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas is shooting 40.5 percent from the field and Eric Bledsoe is 11-23 from the field in his last two games. Defensively, the Phoenix Suns are allowing 104.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting, an area that has killed them all season long. The Suns must improve defensively if they’re going to be a playoff team, but there’s been no signs of turning it around lately.
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The Philadelphia 76ers continue to stink up the joint and may not win a single game for a very long time. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 88.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting and are allowing 105 points on 46.7 percent shooting. The 76ers have topped 100 points just once this season and have lost 32 straight games when that’s the case. Tony Wroten leads Philadelphia with 19.3 points on 42 percent shooting and Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 14.8 points and six rebounds. Besides those two players, the 76ers haven’t had much to be happy about this season. However, rookie K.J. McDaniels has shown promise at both ends of the floor and has scored eight or more points in four of his last five games. Still, it’ll continue to be a long season for the 76ers.
The Suns are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings, while the favorite is 21-6 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
I gave the Philadelphia 76ers a chance a couple days ago against the Boston Celtics and they burned me. Bottom line, the 76ers are absolutely terrible and at this point don't mind losing to give themselves the best chance to get the top pick in the draft. Give me the Suns by double digits.