Phoenix Suns vs. Washington Wizards - 12/7/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (13-11) at Phoenix Suns (9-17)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +8 -- Over/Under: 215.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CNSW, FSAZ+
The Washington Wizards and Phoenix Suns meet Thursday in NBA action at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Washington Wizards look for another road victory after splitting their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 106.1 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 23.3 points and 3.3 assists while Otto Porter is averaging 15.3 points and seven rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Markieff Morris is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game. The Washington Wizards have split their last eight road games.
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The Phoenix Suns could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 107.6 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 47 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.3 points and 4.1 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 18.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Greg Monroe is the third double-digit scorer and Mike James is dishing four assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.2 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost seven of their last nine home games.
The Wizards are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wizards are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Phoenix, 5-16 ATS in the last 21 meetings and the underdog is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Beal is coming off possibly his best game of his career, and the Wizards are getting good play out of the bench with John Wall out. The Suns are a team that has value when getting points due to their ability to score the basketball, but that may no longer be the case without Booker. The Suns don't have the depth to overcome their best player, scorer and somebody who takes so much attention off of others. Phoenix is going to have a hard time without Booker on the court. I'll take the Wizards by double digits here.