Suns vs. Nets - 2/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Brooklyn Nets (15-41) at Phoenix Suns (14-43)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +2.5 -- Over/Under: 209.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSAZ
The Brooklyn Nets and Phoenix Suns square off Thursday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Brooklyn Nets could use a win after losing 12 of their last 16 games. The Brooklyn Nets are averaging 96.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Brook Lopez is averaging 20.6 points and 8.3 rebounds while Thaddeus Young is averaging 14.9 points and 9.1 rebounds. Joe Johnson is dishing 4.1 assists and Bojan Bogdanovic is grabbing 3.1 rebounds. The Brooklyn Nets are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Nets are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Brooklyn Nets have lost seven straight road games.
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The Phoenix Suns need a nice win in order to snap a 12-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 100.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 10.5 points and 1.8 assists while Mirza Teletovic is averaging 10.4 points and 3.1 rebounds. Kris Humphries is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Archie Goodwin is dishing 2.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost seven straight home games. Tyson Chandler is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Nets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Suns are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 9-20 ATS in their last 29 games overall. The Nets are 4-10-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings in Phoenix.
It's like the Suns lose a player to injury every other game, and at this point they have to have their eyes set on a possible top-five pick. While the Nets aren't much better, they do have Lopez who continues to keep Brooklyn in games. This is a game the Nets should win outright.