Washington Wizards vs. Phoenix Suns - 11/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (4-10) at Washington Wizards (3-9)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Wizards -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards meet Monday night in NBA action at the Verizon Center.
The Phoenix Suns could use a feel good road victory after losing six of their last eight games overall. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 108.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.9 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 19.2 points and 2.5 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 17.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Knight is dishing 3.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last six road games.
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The Washington Wizards also could use a big victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 102.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 46.4 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 24 points and 8.3 assists while Bradley Beal is averaging 17.8 points and 2.4 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last six home games.
The Suns are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games playing on 1 days rest. The Wizards are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Washington and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Washington Wizards shouldn't be this big of a favorite against anybody. The Wizards continue to struggle on the defensive end and get little production offensively outside of Wall and Beal. Even with Warren and others questionable, I'd side with the Suns and the points as more of a fade from Washington.