Philadelphia 76ers (18-8) at Phoenix Suns (15-9)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm (PHX Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +1 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns meet Saturday in NBA action at the PHX Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.4 points and 10.9 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.1 points and three assists. Shake Milton is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is dishing eight assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns look for a statement win after winning seven of their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 110.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.8 points and 4.2 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 16.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Deandre Ayton is dishing 1.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 14-35-3 ATS in their last 52 road games and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 23-9 ATS in their last 32 games overall. The over is 13-6 in 76ers last 19 overall. The over is 4-1 in Suns last 5 Saturday games. The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings
It's tempting to back the Philadelphia 76ers in a near pick em spot given they've been one of the more consistent teams all year. However, the Phoenix Suns are back on the right track and need to take advantage of games like this to prove they're a contender on the rise. The Suns win at home by an average of 5.8 points while shooting 47.1 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from three. The Suns should control the pace of this game and win with high percentage shooting.