Brooklyn Nets (16-12) at Phoenix Suns (17-9)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:00 pm (PHX Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -2 -- Over/Under: 230 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The star-studded Brooklyn Nets and the Phoenix Suns collide at the PHX Arena on Tuesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets have come to life with three double-digit wins in a row and they will be aiming for a fourth straight after taking down the Kings by 136-125 on last night. Kyrie Irving drained nine 3-pointers to lead the team with 40 points on 15 of 22 shooting, James Harden racked up a triple-double of 29 points with 13 rebounds and 14 assists while Landry Shamet chipped in with 13 points off the bench. As a team, the Nets shot a sizzling 57 percent from the field and 27 of 47 from the 3-point line as they hit the ground running and poured in 74 points in the first half, before holding the Kings to just 20 points in the third quarter to lead by as many as 28 points.
Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns have been one of the hottest teams in the league as they’ve won nine of their past 10 games and they will be gunning for a season-high seventh straight victory after making light work of the slumping Magic in a 119-90 home win on Sunday. Devin Booker led the team with 27 points and six assists on 10 of 16 shooting, Mikal Bridges added 21 points on seven of 13 shooting while Chris Paul chipped in with 12 points and nine assists. As a team, the Suns shot 44 percent from the field and 12 of 37 from the 3-point line, but this win was about their defense as they never looked in danger after holding the Magic to just 35 points in the first half. The Suns led this one by as many as 27 points in the third quarter before taking their foot off the gas in the fourth.
Looking at the betting trends, the Nets are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games, 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against a team with a winning record and 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games playing on zero days’ rest. The Suns are 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record, 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games and 25-9 ATS in their last 34 games overall.
Head to head, the over is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Phoenix, the Nets are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall and the Nets are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Phoenix.
Kevin Durant sat out the last game with a left hamstring strain so he’s unlikely to be available to play Tuesday, but the Nets will likely welcome back DeAndre Jordan who sat out the last game due to personal reasons. This is a tough one to call as the Nets are playing on zero days’ rest and they're already shorthanded. However, the Suns have been on fire lately, they have the extra rest and they’re playing at home. I’ll take the Suns in a close one.