Nets vs. Suns - 3/6/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (32-30) at Brooklyn Nets (25-34)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Brooklyn Nets -3 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, YES, ESPN
The Phoenix Suns and Brooklyn Nets meet Friday night at the Barclays Center.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Suns are averaging 105.6 points on 45.9 percent shooting and are allowing 105.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17.2 points and six assists while Brandon Knight is averaging 15.6 points and 4.9 assists. Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Gerald Green is shooting 40.9 percent from the field. The Phoenix Suns are shooting just 42.4 percent from the field in their last five games but have topped 100 points in nine straight games. The Suns must focus on getting quality shots and better start winning games since they’re 2.5 games back from a playoff spot.
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The Brooklyn Nets need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, the Nets are averaging 96.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting and are allowing 99.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 15.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while Joe Johnson is averaging 15.2 points and 3.5 assists. Deron Williams is dishing 6.2 assists and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are just like the Suns in that they’re in the thick of a playoff race. The Nets are allowing 47.2 percent shooting from the field in their last five games, and the subpar defense is the reason for the inability to string together consistent wins. To make matters worse, the Brooklyn Nets are just 11-16 SU on their home court this season.
The Suns are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 37-17-1 ATS in their last 55 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Nets are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Brooklyn and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
In a game between two teams that are in the same boat, I'm taking the free bucket. Also, the Suns are more explosive offensively and the older Nets are sure to struggle with the tempo Phoenix wants to play. The Suns should win this game outright.