Philadelphia 76ers vs. Phoenix Suns - 12/4/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (8-16) at Philadelphia 76ers (13-9)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -10.5 -- Over/Under: 227.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, CSN
The Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers meet Monday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Phoenix Suns could use a feel good victory after losing five of their last six games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 107.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 115.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.6 points and four assists while TJ Warren is averaging 18.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. Mike James is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Monroe is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last seven road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers look for another victory after winning five of their last seven games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 108.5 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 23.1 points and 11.3 rebounds while Ben Simmons is averaging 17.9 points and 7.1 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Robert Covington is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 72 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.5 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won five of their last six home games.
The Suns are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Atlantic and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 Monday games. The 76ers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games, 19-7 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Pacific and 49-24 ATS in their last 73 games overall. The Suns are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings, the favorite is 22-6 ATS in the last 28 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
These are two young teams that are still trying to find their way, and while the 76ers are far ahead in terms of putting it together, they still don't blow teams out often. Also, say what you want about the Suns, but they're still an above-average offensive team and use that scoring ability to hang around and cover numbers. This is the first time the 76ers have been double-digit favorites this season, and the Suns have covered three of the four games they've been a double-digit underdog. I'm not just throwing out double-digit chalk with the 76ers. I'll take a stab with the Suns and the points.