Washington Wizards vs. Phoenix Suns - 7/31/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Wizards vs. Phoenix Suns - 7/31/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns (26-39) at Washington Wizards (24-40)

NBA Basketball: Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Visa Athletic Center)

The Line: Washington Wizards +7 -- Over/Under: 224 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards meet Friday in NBA action at the VISA Athletic Center.

The Phoenix Suns entered the NBA break losing 10 of their last 16 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.6 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.9 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.1 points and 6.6 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds. Kelly Oubre Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game.  

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The Washington Wizards entered the NBA break splitting their last eight games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 115.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 119.7 points on 49 percent shooting. Bradley Beal is averaging 30.5 points and 6.1 assists while Davis Bertans is averaging 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds. Rui Hachimura is the third double-digit scorer and Thomas Bryant is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Wizards are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game.

The Suns are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games as a favorite, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games playing on 3 or more days rest and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Wizards are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The under is 9-4 in Suns last 13 games as a favorite. The over is 4-1 in Wizards last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Suns are 15-7 ATS in the last 22 meetings.

This is a big game if either of these teams are going to sneak into the playoffs in their conference. The Phoenix Suns are a lot more attractive in the underdog role and you almost never seen them getting this much love from oddsmakers. However, this line should tell you what the Washington Wizards are in the bubble without Beal or Bertans. The Wizards are a trash team with those two players, without, you and a few other guys from your local gym could give these Wizards a run. The Phoenix Suns at least push the pace and can score the basketball. I'll eat the number, but there's better betting options out there.

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -7

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.