Suns vs. Wizards - 4/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (36-39) at Phoenix Suns (20-55)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +6 -- Over/Under: 214.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CNSW, FSAZ
The Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns meet late Friday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Washington Wizards could use a nice win after losing four of their last five games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 103.4 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.9 points and 10.2 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 17.5 points and 3.4 rebounds. Marcin Gortat is grabbing 10 rebounds and Otto Porter Jr. is dishing 1.7 assists. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Phoenix Suns could also use a win after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 100.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 19.6 points and 5.1 assists while Devin Booker is averaging 13.3 points and 2.4 rebounds. Mirza Teletovic is grabbing 3.5 rebounds and Alex Len is dishing 1.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Wizards are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The Wizards are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix and 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings overall.
The Wizards pretty much need to win out in order to sneak into the playoffs, and this is a game they're more than capable of winning. The Suns continue to stink up the joint and aren't covering many of their games either. I'll take Washington and the reasonable line.