Phoenix Suns (3-12) at Philadelphia 76ers (11-7)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers meet Monday in NBA action at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Phoenix Suns could use a win here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 102.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 48.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 22.7 points and 7.3 assists while TJ Warren is averaging 17.6 points and 4.2 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Trevor Ariza is dishing 3.4 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.5 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost all six road games this season.
The Philadelphia 76ers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 112.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.7 points and 12.9 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 19 points and 4.3 assists. JJ Redick is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 9.1 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.6 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won all eight home games this season.
The Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Monday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The 76ers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games, 25-10 ATS in their last 35 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The favorite is 23-7 ATS in the last 30 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns aren't exactly covering numbers this season, and they're big underdogs most nights when they take the court. The Philadelphia 76ers are slowly starting to come together with the addition of Jimmy Butler and have been covering machines at home dating back to last season. I don't enjoy laying double-digit chalk in the NBA, but the trends suggest the 76ers should win this game rather easily, so that's the direction I'll go.